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Sister Pelagia and the Red Cockerel: A Novelby Boris Akunin
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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.
The third installment of the Sister Pelagia series pleases lovers of mysteries, as well as fans of classic Russian literature ("USA Today").
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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