'The body is in the library,’ Colonel Osborne said. ‘Come this way.’
A chilling mystery from the Man Booker Prize winner.
Following the discovery of the corpse of a highly respected parish priest at Ballyglass House - the Co. Wexford family seat of the aristocratic, secretive Osborne family - Detective Inspector St John Strafford is called in from Dublin to investigate.
Strafford faces obstruction from all angles, but carries on determinedly in his pursuit of the murderer. However, as the snow continues to fall over this ever-expanding mystery, the people of Ballyglass are equally determined to keep their secrets.
‘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
'Banville writes a dangerous and clear-running prose and has a grim gift of seeing people's souls'. Don DeLillo
'John Banville is one of the best novelists in English, and an expert ventriloquist, among other things.' Guardian