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A Gentle Axe

St Petersburg Mystery

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A Gentle Axe by R.N. Morris
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St Petersburg. Winter. 1867. Two frozen bodies are found in an isolated corner of Petrovsky Park. The first - that of a dwarf - has been packed neatly in a suitcase, a deep wound splitting his skull in two. The second body, of a burly peasant, is hanging from a nearby tree, a bloody axe tucked into his belt. The detective Porfiry Petrovich, in his first murder case since Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, suspects the truth may be more complex than others wish him to believe. His investigation leads him from the squalid tenements, brothels and drinking dens of the city's Haymarket district to an altogether more genteel stratum of society. Atmospheric and tense from its dramatic opening to its shocking climax.

Author Biography

Born in Manchester in 1960. R.N. Morris now lives in North London with his family. He read Classics at Cambridge University. One of his stories, The Devil's Drum, has been turned into a one-act opera, which was performed recently in London. Another, Revenants, was published as a comic book.
Release date NZ
February 7th, 2008
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
Main
Imprint
Faber & Faber
Pages
304
Dimensions
127x197x20
ISBN-13
9780571238576
Product ID
2058388

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