Pelagia And The Red Rooster
29%
off

Pelagia And The Red Rooster : The Third Sister Pelagia Mystery

3.76 (926 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

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...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 164 x 200 x 29mm | 270g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 075382616X
  • 9780753826164
  • 180,762

Review quote

'On paper Sister Pelagia might seem an eerily dull fictional detective, but in Boris Akunin's hands she becomes as luminous as a Russian icon.' -- Toby Clements * DAILY TELEGRAPH * A clever, quirky novel where you never quite know what's going to happen next -- Brandon Robshaw * INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY * a lively, engaging thriller whose subject matter allows Boris Akunin, a Russian scholar, to ask provocative questions about faith * OBSERVER *show more

About Boris Akunin

Boris Akunin is the pseudonym of Grigory Chkhartishvili. He has been compared to Gogol, Tolstoy and Arthur Conan Doyle, and his Erast Fandorin books have sold over eighteen million copies in Russia alone. He lives in Moscow.http://www.boris-akunin.com/show more

Review Text

a lively, engaging thriller whose subject matter allows Boris Akunin, a Russian scholar, to ask provocative questions about faith OBSERVERshow more

Rating details

926 ratings
3.76 out of 5 stars
5 29% (268)
4 33% (310)
3 26% (238)
2 9% (82)
1 3% (28)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X