Books by Benjamin Black
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John Banville (who writes crime fiction under the pen name Benjamin Black) describes the exploits of his oddball sleuth named Quirke. His plots are set in Dublin, a city that lends itself to noir fiction. "I love this place in a strange, embittered kind of way," Black says.
Award-winning Irish novelist John Banville has written 14 novels. He has been called "one of the finest living writers of English-language prose." But he recently has been writing mysteries under another name — Benjamin Black. His new noir novel is called The Silver Swan.