Quirke - Netflix
Fri 28 June 2019
"Quirke" is a bold, mesmerising drama full of mystery, secrets and intrigue, starring Gabriel Byrne and Michael Gambon.
A consultant pathologist in the Dublin city morgue in the 1950s, Quirke is a powerful character more at ease among the cold silent slabs than the company of his fellow men. But in truth, his profession provides his greatest pleasure: inquisitive by nature, he is fascinated with unlocking the secret to these cadavers' deaths.
After a body vanishes from his mortuary one night Quirke's curiosity is piqued by the lengths his brother is prepared to go to, to cover up the cause of one young woman's death in childbirth.
Based on the novels by John Banville.
Runtime: 90 minutes
Quirke - Quirke (series) - Netflix
The Quirke series of crime novels, written by Irish novelist John Banville under the pen name Benjamin Black, centers on the titular character, a pathologist in 1950s Dublin. The series is published by Henry Holt & Co. in the U.S.. The first novel, Christine Falls, was first released by Picador in the U.K. in 2006; it was published in the U.S. a year later. Banville has stated that he drew from his experiences when he first moved to Dublin to inform the Quirke series:
Quirke - Books - Netflix
Christine Falls (2007) The Silver Swan (2008) Elegy for April (2010) A Death in Summer (2011) Vengeance (2012) Holy Orders (2013) Even the Dead (2016)