Stumbling through Petrovsky Park one cold morning in search of firewood, an elderly woman makes a horrifying discovery: a burly peasant twirls in the wind, hanging from a tree by a rope about his neck, a bloody axe tucked into his belt. Nearby is the body of a dwarf, a deep axe wound splitting his skull in two. It does not take long for police investigator Porfiry Petrovich to suspect that the truth of the matter is more complex than the crime scene suggests.
"Not enough of its intended uniqueness."
R. N. Morris received accolades from numerous publications, including the Sunday Times, who called this work "extraordinarily vivid" and "sophisticated." This enveloping crime novel ventures into the dark heart of 19th century Russia as detective Porfiry Petrovich investigates the poisoning of a doctor's wife and their autistic son.
"I'm going to follow this series!"