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Sister Pelagia and the Black Monk (Sister Pelagia, Bk 2)
Sister Pelagia and the Black Monk - Sister Pelagia, Bk 2
Author: Boris Akunin
In the middle of the night, a disheveled and badly frightened monk arrives at the doorstep of Bishop Mitrofanii of Zavolzhsk, crying: “Something’s wrong at the Hermitage!” The Hermitage is the centuries-old island monastery of New Ararat, known for its tradition of severely penitent monks, isolated environs, and a mental instit...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780812975147
ISBN-10: 0812975146
Publication Date: 5/13/2008
Pages: 368
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Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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The Sister Pelagia series of mysteries is just as good as the Erast Fandorin ones. I like everything I've read by Boris Akunin. He's literary enough that you don't feel like your brain cells are leaking out as you read, but you cannot escape the fact that it's a series of detective novels. Imagine if Raymond Chandler and Chekov decided to collaborate on a series set in late 19th C. Russia. It sounds odd, but it works, I tell you. No, really! Try it, you'll like it!
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