Pathologist Garret Quirke uncovers a web of corruption in 1950s Dublin surrounding the death in childbirth of a young maid, Christine Falls. Quirke is pulled into the case when he confronts his stepbrother, physician Malachy Griffin, who's altering Christine's file at the city morgue. Soon it appears the entire establishment is in denial over Christine's mysterious demise. The deeper Quirke delves into the mystery, the more it seems to implicate his own family and the Catholic church.
Dublin (Ireland) -- Fiction.
Pathologists -- Fiction.
Upper class -- Ireland -- Fiction.