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Gentle Axe

ISBN-10: 0143113267

ISBN-13: 9780143113263

Edition: N/A

Authors: R. N. Morris

List price: $19.00
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Fresh off the case of a deranged student who murdered his landlady, noted police investigator Porfiry Petrovich barely takes a breath before a bizarre and very grisly double murder lands him back on the streets of the tsarist St. Petersburg he knows all too well. The sardonic sleuth follows a trail from the drinking dens of the Haymarket district to an altogether more genteel stratum of societya hunt that leads him to a conclusion even he will find shocking. In the tradition of such first-rate historical novels such as The Alienistand The Dante Club, The Gentle Axeis atmospheric and tense storytelling from its dramatic opening to its stunning climax.
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Book details

List price: $19.00
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 3/25/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Born in Manchester in 1960, R.N. Morris now lives in North London with his wife and two young children. His series of St. Petersburg novels revolving around the character of Porfiry Petrovich include A Gentle Axe, A Vengeful Longing, which was shortlisted for the 2008 CWA Duncan Lawrie Dagger for Best Novel and was Highly Commended in the CWA Ellis Peters Prize for Best Historical Crime Novelin 2008. The third book A Razor Wrapped in Silk was publsihed in 2010. He also wrote Taking Comfort which was published by Macmillan under the name Roger Morris in 2006.