A Gentle Axe

gentleTwo frozen bodies are found in Petrovsky Park – a dwarf neatly packed in a suitcase, and a burly peasant hanging from a tree. Investigating Magistrate Porfiry Petrovich begins his investigation in the city’s squalid brothels and drinking dens but is soon led into an altogether more genteel stratum of society – and to a shocking discovery which reveals the darkest reserves of the Russian soul.

“Lush, and exceptionally compelling, but take your time – R.N. Morris’s The Gentle Axe has a vast depth of Russian soul; mysterious, compassionate, and utterly irresistible.”

Alan Furst.

“A satisfyingly grisly yarn… CSI: St. Petersburg.”

The New York Times Book Review

“Vivid and convincing… keeps the reader guessing until the end.”

The Independent



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