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Sister Pelagia and the Red Cockerel: A Novel

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Publisher Comments:

The third installment of the Sister Pelagia series: whodunits that, because of their literary overtones, can be guiltlessly consumed as entertainment (Los Angeles Times)

Murder aboard the Sturgeon

Manuila, the leader of a mystical Jewish sect who claims to be the Messiah, is viciously murdered aboard a steamer bound for Jerusalem. But the badly beaten body is a decoy; the real Manuila is on his way to the promised land. And with a trail of enemies--and Sister Pelagia--stalking behind him, he is not alone.

Pelagia's search for Manuila and the murderer draws her into a series of mysterious caves in both the Russian forests and in Jerusalem. As she visits some of Christianity's most important sites, Pelagia learns the symbolism and value of a red rooster, knowledge that might reveal the true nature of Jesus himself.

With more than twenty-two million books sold worldwide, Boris Akunin enjoys near legendary popularity as one of the most fluent, inventive, fun-loving, and confident authors of our time (Daily Telegraph, UK). His layered and complex mysteries have earned him comparisons to Russian literary greats like Dostoevsky and Tolstoy, and his gripping page-turners have critics and fans asking for more.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Synopsis:

The third installment of the Sister Pelagia series pleases lovers of mysteries, as well as fans of classic Russian literature ("USA Today").

Synopsis:

BORIS AKUNIN is the pen name of Grigory Chkhartishvili, a philologist, critic, essayist, and translator born in the republic of Georgia. He has become one of the most widely read authors in Russia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781588368683
Publisher:
Random House Trade Paperbacks
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - General
Translator:
Bromfield, Andrew
Translated by:
Andrew Bromfield
Author:
Akunin, Boris
Author:
s in Russia.
Author:
Boris Akunin,
Author:
Bromfield, Andrew
Author:
Andrew Bromfield
Subject:
Fiction : Historical - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery Historical
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090811
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
432

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Sister Pelagia and the Red Cockerel: A Novel
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"Synopsis" by , The third installment of the Sister Pelagia series pleases lovers of mysteries, as well as fans of classic Russian literature ("USA Today").
"Synopsis" by , BORIS AKUNIN is the pen name of Grigory Chkhartishvili, a philologist, critic, essayist, and translator born in the republic of Georgia. He has become one of the most widely read authors in Russia.
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