Pelagia And The Red Rooster

Pelagia And The Red Rooster

The next caper in the Sister Pelagia mystery from the bestselling author of THE WINTER QUEEN.

Author: Boris Akunin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780297855804

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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The next caper in the Sister Pelagia mystery from the bestselling author of THE WINTER QUEEN. Returning from the Synod in St Petersburg - and an official rebuke of her crime-fighting ways - Sister Pelagia finds herself aboard a steamer dodging pickpockets, zealots and a sinister man with a detachable eye. But a brutal murder in the next cabin spells the end of her sleuthing retirement, and the start of an investigation that will take her to the Holy Land and far beyond. Pelagia's journey is peppered with tales of miracles and roosters, and caves that act as portals to other worlds. But an assassin is closing in, pursuing the sister to the land of the Gospels where her criminal enquiry becomes a spiritual enquiry as she sets down her knitting needles to question the very foundations of her faith...
Categories: Fiction

Sister Pelagia and the Red Cockerel

Sister Pelagia and the Red Cockerel

Not the one in the Gospel. but the other one, the red one? Wliat is its significance
?“ He gaped at me, from which I concluded that he did not know anything about
the magical properties of the red rooster, and I had been wasting my time racking
 ...

Author: Boris Akunin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1588368688

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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The ship carrying the devout to Jerusalem has run into rough waters. Onboard is Manuila, controversial leader of the “Foundlings,” a sect that worships him as the Messiah. But soon the polarizing leader is no longer a passenger or a prophet but a corpse, beaten to death by someone almost supernaturally strong. But not everything is as it seems, and someone else sailing has become enmeshed in the mystery: the seemingly slow but actually astute sleuth Sister Pelagia. Her investigation of the crime will take her deep into the most dangerous areas of the Middle East and Russia, running from one-eyed criminals and after such unlikely animals as a red cockerel that may be more than a red herring. To her shock, she will emerge with not just the culprit in a murder case but a clue to the earth’s greatest secret. Sister Pelagia and the Red Cockerel features its beloved heroine’s most exciting and explosive inquiry yet, one that just might shake the foundations of her faith. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Categories: Fiction

Pelagia and the White Bulldog

Pelagia and the White Bulldog

The First Sister Pelagia Mystery Boris Akunin ... Chariot All the World's a Stage
Pelagia and the White Bulldog Pelagia and the Black Monk Pelagia and the Red
Rooster Copyright A WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON EBOOK First published in
Great.

Author: Boris Akunin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780297864127

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Canine conspiracies, spurned lovers, murderous greed, jealousy, politics, power and knitting: Pelagia and the White Bulldog marks the beginning of an addictively entertaining new crime series from the internationally bestselling author, Boris Akunin. In the dying days of the nineteenth century, the small Russian town of Zavolzhsk is shaken out of its sleepy rural existence by the arrival from St Petersburg of a Synodical Inspector with a hidden agenda and a dangerously persuasive manner. Meanwhile, in the nearby country estate of Drozdovka, one of the prized white Bulldogs - prized because of its one brown ear, and its propensity to drool - belonging to the cantankerous lady of the house has been poisoned. The old widow has taken to her bed, sick with fear that her two remaining dogs may face a similar fate, and the many potential beneficiaries of her will wait fretfully to see whether or not she will recover. Sister Pelagia: bespectacled, freckled, woefully clumsy and astonishingly resourceful is summoned by the Bishop of Zavolzhsk to investigate the bulldog's death. But her investigation soon takes a far more sinister turn when two headless bodies are pulled out of the river on the edge of the estate.
Categories: Fiction

Pelagia And The Black Monk

Pelagia And The Black Monk

The Second Sister Pelagia Mystery Boris Akunin ... All the World's a Stage
Pelagia and the White Bulldog Pelagia and the Black Monk Pelagia and the Red
Rooster Copyright A WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON EBOOK First published in
Great.

Author: Boris Akunin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780297864134

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 359

Sister Pelagia, bespectacled, freckled, woefully clumsy and possessed of a not very nunnish aptitude for solving crimes, returns in a tale of monastic intrigue, murder and adventure. Just as the dust from the case of the White Bulldog begins to settle in the small Russian town of Zavolzhsk, its sleepy rural existence is shaken up once again by the arrival of a desperately frightened monk who seeks the help of the bishop, Mitrofanii. The monks have been troubled by visions of a dark, hooded figure that appears to walk on the waters of the vast Blue Lake surrounding their monastery. Sceptical of ghost stories, Mitrofanii sends first his clever young ward, then two of his most trusted advisors, to investigate the mystery. All meet with unexpected fates. Finally Sister Pelagia takes matters into her own hands and, adopting a number of ingenious disguises, she ventures across the Blue Lake in search of answers. As she delves deeper into the layers of secrecy that cloak the islanders, and as the body count continues to rise, Pelagia begins to realise that an encounter with a ghost may be the least of her problems...
Categories: Fiction

Russian Social Science Review

Russian Social Science Review

... Hermit and Sixfinger [ Zatvornik i shestilapyi ] , Pelagia and the Red Rooster (
Pelagiia i krasnyi petukh ) , and Tales for Idiots ( Skazki dlia idiotov ) . You may
also find a hint of Soviet values couched in a new context : The Queue ( Ochered
' ] ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066369516

Category: Russia (Federation)

Page:

View: 123

Categories: Russia (Federation)

Russian Studies in Literature

Russian Studies in Literature

... Hermit and Sixfinger [ Zatvornik i shestilapyi ] , Pelagia and the Red Rooster (
Pelagija i krasnyi petukh ) , and Tales for Idiots ( Skazki dlia idiotov ) . You may
also find a hint of Soviet values couched in a new context : The Queue ( Ochered
' ] ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106020247117

Category: Literature

Page:

View: 168

Categories: Literature

International Who s who of Authors and Writers

International Who s who of Authors and Writers

... fiction : Azazel , Special Errands , Counsellor of State , Coronation or the Last
of the Novels , Lover of Death vol one , Lover of Death vol two , Pelagia and the
White Bulldog , Pelagia and the Black Monkey , Pelagia and the Red Rooster ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015003128098

Category: Bio-bibliography

Page:

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Categories: Bio-bibliography

Expert Guide

Expert Guide

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Author: Michael Wright

Publisher:

ISBN: 1897884907

Category: Marine animals

Page: 320

View: 180

Introduces 300 representative examples of marine life that illustrate the diverity and geographical range of marine life on earth.
Categories: Marine animals

The Harvard Magazine

The Harvard Magazine

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044107294779

Category: College students' writings, American

Page:

View: 871

Categories: College students' writings, American

The Wordtree

The Wordtree

... 66 32 " & AID = WHITEHITCH " & EXPERTEHIZARD " & PERVADE =
BEWITCH " # DOASE WITCH - HUNT PERSECUTE , REDBAIT WITCH DOCTOR
> PEAI , TOVER " DOCTORY PONTOH , REDBAIT WITCHETTY < RAH
HITCRASHING ...

Author: Henry G. Burger

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105040314192

Category: Reference

Page: 380

View: 153

Categories: Reference