The Book of Evidence

Description

Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, The Book of Evidence by John Banville is a gripping portrait of a cold, deceptive killer; an unreliable narrator with a dark story to tell. Freddie Montgomery has committed two crimes. He stole a small Dutch master from a wealthy family friend, and he murdered a chambermaid who caught him in the act. He has little to say about the dead girl. He killed her, he says, because he was physically capable of doing so. It made perfect sense to smash her head in with a hammer. What he cannot understand, and would desperately like to know, is why he was so moved by an unattributed portrait of a middle-aged woman that he felt compelled to steal it . . .

Details

Author(s)
John Banville
Format
Paperback | 224 pages
Dimensions
130 x 197 x 14mm | 183g
Publication date
04 Mar 2010
Publisher
Pan MacMillan
Imprint
PICADOR
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition statement
Reprints
ISBN10
0330371878
ISBN13
9780330371872
Bestsellers rank
92,196