As part of the UEA Spring Literary Festival followed by a book signing in Waterstones
Benjamin Black is the pen name for Booker Prize-winning Irish author John Banville. Since 2006 Banville has been writing crime fiction under the Black label. Novels such as Christine Falls, Elegy for April, and A Death in Summer, star a 1950s Dublin-based pathologist called Quirke, who is shortly to appear in a BBC One adaptation. Black's new work takes on the extraordinary legacy of Raymond Chandler. The Black-Eyed Blonde features none other than Philip Marlowe.