Snow: A Novel

Category: Book
By (author): Banville, John
Subject:  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Literary
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Traditional
  FICTION / Thrillers / Historical
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Hanover Square Press
Published: September 2021
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 8.00in x 5.31in x 0.75in
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"Banville sets up and then deftly demolishes the Agatha Christie format…superbly rich and sophisticated."-New York Times Book Review

The incomparable Booker Prize winner's next great crime novel-the story of a family whose secrets resurface when a parish priest is found murdered in their ancestral home

Detective Inspector St. John Strafford has been summoned to County Wexford to investigate a murder. A parish priest has been found dead in the house of the aristocratic, secretive Osborne family.

The year is 1957 and the Catholic Church rules Ireland with an iron fist. Strafford not only faces obstruction from the tight-knit community he begins to investigate, but also from the heavily accumulating snow that now blankets the country. But when his own deputy goes missing, Strafford must work to unravel the ever-expanding mystery before the town's secrets, like the snowfall itself, threaten to obliterate everything.

Beautifully crafted, darkly evocative and pulsing with suspense, Snow is "the Irish master" (New Yorker) John Banville at his page-turning best.
Review Quote*"Banville sets up and then deftly demolishes the Agatha Christie format…superbly rich and sophisticated."-New York Times Book Review"[A] deceptively complex mystery with literary flourishes…[A] brilliant mix of old tropes and sadly modern evil."-Booklist, STARRED review"The sinister and unnerving Snow has all the trimmings of a classic country house mystery - body in the library, closed circle of suspects, foul weather - all elevated by Banville's immaculate, penetrating prose."-Peter Swanson"A beautifully executed, nostalgia-churning throwback that directs the occasional wink at the reader."-Shelf Awareness"Snow is easily one of his best- and one of the very best mysteries of this or any other year."-Globe and Mail

 "Thoughtful and nuanced." -Seattle Times"Snow continues to cement the legacy of one of our greatest living writers."-CrimeReads"Perfect for the time of year when shadows grow longer and darker by the day."-BookPage"Snow offers many reminders of Banville's mastery."-The Atlantic