By Jennifer Reese
February 29, 2008 at 05:00 AM EST

The Silver Swan

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After a young woman’s corpse is fished from the sea, Dublin pathologist Quirke delves into a ”grimy little suburban melodrama” of kinky sex, drugs, and murder.

Movie Pitch
Picture Clive Owen as Quirke and Bill Nighy as his slippery Brit nemesis to give art-house noir mainstream appeal.

Lowdown
The Silver Swan is even more engrossing than last year’s Christine Falls, the first thriller by Benjamin Black (a.k.a. Man Booker Prize-winning novelist John Banville). A?

The Silver Swan

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