A Vengeful Longing

A Vengeful Longing

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The acclaimed author of "The Gentle Axe" returns with another atmospheric thriller starring investigator Porfiry Petrovich
Hailed with glowing reviews, R. N. Morris's "The Gentle Axe" borrowed Porfiry Petrovich of Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment" to create a wholly new, hauntingly authentic novel of suspense. "A Vengeful Longing," Petrovich's next outing, is even more engrossing. As the laconic investigator follows a trail that begins innocently with a box of chocolates, he is drawn deep into St. Petersburg's squalid heart. Aided by Morris's effortless prose, readers are immersed in the stifling world of nineteenth-century tsarist Russia and treated to an unforgettable rendering of a brutal time and place that will ensnare every fan of sophisticated historical fiction.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 317 pages
  • 137.16 x 213.36 x 25.4mm | 249.47g
  • Penguin Books
  • United States
  • English
  • 0143115499
  • 9780143115496
  • 2,092,918

Review quote

" Porfiry''s second outing is entertaining and educative, thanks to the author''s passion for his canvas."
-"Financial Times"

" Full marks to the author for bringing Petrovich back to life in this ambitious work that is a real pleasure to read."
-"The Economist"
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About R N Morris

R.N. Morris was born in Manchester, England, in 1960 and now lives in North London with his wife and two children. He sold his first short story to a teenage girls' magazine while still a student at Cambridge University, where he read classics. Making his living as a freelance copywriter, he has continued to write, and occasionally publish, fiction. One of his stories, "The Devil's Drum," was turned into a one-act opera, which was performed at the Purcell Room in London's South Bank. Another, "Revenants," was published as a comic book. "A Vengeful Longing" is the follow-up to his first novel, "The Gentle Axe," published by The Penguin Press in 2006.
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Rating details

190 ratings
3.58 out of 5 stars
5 18% (34)
4 39% (74)
3 31% (58)
2 9% (17)
1 4% (7)
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