The lock-up

£9.99

1950s Dublin, in a lock-up garage in the city, the body of a young woman is discovered, an apparent suicide. But pathologist Dr Quirke and Detective Inspector Strafford soon suspect foul play. The victim’s sister, a newspaper reporter from London, returns to Dublin to join the two men in their quest to uncover the truth. But, as they explore her links to a wealthy German family in County Wicklow, and to investigative work she may have been doing in Israel, they are confronted with an ever-deepening mystery. With relations between the two men increasingly strained, and their investigation taking them back to the final days of the Second World War, can they join the pieces of a hidden puzzle?

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‘Hypnotic.’
SUNDAY BUSINESS POST

‘Crime writing of the highest quality.’
DAILY MAIL

The Sunday Times bestselling author of Snow and April in Spain returns with Strafford and Quirke’s most troubling case yet.

1950s Dublin. The body of a young woman is discovered in a lock-up garage, an apparent suicide. But pathologist Dr Quirke and Detective Inspector Strafford soon suspect foul play.

The victim’s sister returns from London to help the two men, but, with relations between them increasingly strained, and their investigation taking them back to events from the final days of the Second World War, can they join the pieces of a hidden puzzle before it’s too late?

‘Atmospheric and sinister with simmering tension . . . Once you start reading, it’s impossible to stop.’
DAILY EXPRESS

‘Addictive.’
DAILY TELEGRAPH

Readers are gripped by The Lock-Up:

***** ‘A real page-turner. . . Highly recommend!’
***** ‘Crime writing at its finest’
***** ‘Quite spectacular! John Banville is a wonderful writer’
***** ‘I had an absolute blast reading this novel. I genuinely didn’t want it to end.’

Additional information

Weight 0.291 kg
Dimensions 20 × 12.8 × 2.2 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

341

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K