“Death is death. There’s always suffering.” – Benjamin Black.
I received a digital copy of this book via NetGalley.
When I requested this book I didn’t realise that it was a part of a series, but the synopsis did intrigue me. Fortunately, I do not think this affected my view on the book because I managed to get through it quite easily without the prior knowledge of other books, therefore it isn’t necessary to have read the previous books which, for me at least, is a good thing.
Even the Dead is the seventh book in the Quirke series, which follows Quirke himself. Quirke is a pathologist and when the body of a man turns up who Quirke and his assistant believe to have had died in suspicious circumstances he must investigate. With the help of Inspector Hackett, Quirke must uncover how this man has died, although this proves tricky when the only witness has disappeared.