A Vengeful Longing
By (author) R. N. Morris
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Vengeful Longing by R. N. Morris
Book DescriptionIt's the middle of a hot, dusty St Petersburg summer in the late 1860s. A doctor's wife and son die suddenly and the doctor is arrested, suspected of poisoning. But when further, apparently unconnected, murders occur, Porfiry Petrovich is forced to reassess his assumptions. Delving into the hidden, squalid heart of the city, he is brought face to face with incomprehensible horror and cruelty, in this vivid rendering of a brutal and stifling nineteenth-century St Petersburg.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780571239559
(198mm x 126mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 8-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author R. N. Morris
Dark Palace, Paperback (October 2014)
April, 1914. The premiere of notorious Austrian director Konrad Waechter's new film is interrupted by the screams of a woman in the street outside. She has been viciously mutilated in a horrific act of violence which eerily echoes a macabre act of violence in Waechter's film. DI Silas Quinn and his team investigate.
Cleansing Flames, Paperback (May 2011)
It's Easter, 1872. Fires burn in St Petersburg, a prelude to the turmoil that shakes Russia a generation later. As the springtime thaw begins, a body rises to the surface of the Winter Canal. Following an anonymous tip-off, magistrate Porfiry Petrovich is drawn into an investigation of the radical intellectuals who fan the flames of revolution.
Razor Wrapped in Silk, Paperback (April 2010)» View all books by R. N. Morris
St Petersburg. 1870. A child factory worker is mysteriously abducted. A society beauty is sensationally murdered. The first is barely noticed by the authorities. The latter draws the full investigative might of St Petersburg's finest, led by magistrate Porfiry Petrovich.
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Author Biography - R. N. Morris
Born in Manchester in 1960, R.N. Morris now lives in North London with his wife and two young children. A Vengeful Longing follows A Gentle Axe in a series of St. Petersburg novels revolving around the character of Porfiry Petrovich. Taking Comfort was published by Macmillan under the name Roger Morris in 2006.
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