A Vengeful Longing

A Novel

R. N. Morris - Author

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ISBN 9781440629556 | 336 pages | 12 Jun 2008 | Penguin | 18 - AND UP
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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.

" 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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