No of pages: 304
Other Editions: Paperback
A Gentle Axe
St Petersburg in the winter of 1866.
Two frozen bodies are found in Petrovsky Park - a dwarf neatly packed in a suitcase, and a burly peasant hanging from a tree. Police Detective 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.
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