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Recommended mystery books (2)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. If you are into mystery here are some mystery books from Russia for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge.

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Crime and Punishment : A Novel in Six Parts with Epilogue by Fyodor Dostoyevsky EN

Rating: 4.1     35 Votes
Country: Europe / Russia flag Russia
Description:
Hailed by Washington Post Book World as “the best [translation] currently available" when it was first published, this second edition has been updated in honor of the 200th anniversary of Dostoevsky’s birth. With the same suppleness, energy, and range of voices that won their translation of The Brothers Karamazov the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Prize, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky offer a brilliant translation of Dostoevsky's astounding pyschological thriller, newly revised for his bicentenniel. When Raskolnikov, an impoverished student living in the St. Petersburg of the tsars, commit... continue
Recommended: 21 Oct 2022

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The Secret History of Moscow by Ekaterina Sedia EN

Rating: 3     13 Votes
Country: Europe / Russia flag Russia
Description:
Just released from a mental hospital, Galina, a young translator and recovering schizophrenic, doesn't quite believe her eyes when her pregnant sister abruptly gives birth and changes into a fleeing jackdaw. Yet others across the city witness similar transformations, including Yakov, a neighborhood detective assigned to investigate a disturbing epidemic of missing-person cases. When street artist Fyodor stumbles on a surprising clue to the avian mystery, Galina and Yakov follow him through a magic portal visible only in window reflections and into an underground world of forgotten misfits and ... continue
Recommended: 09 Apr 2022


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