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The Resource Sister Pelagia and the white bulldog : a novel, Boris Akunin ; translated by Andrew Bromfield

Sister Pelagia and the white bulldog : a novel, Boris Akunin ; translated by Andrew Bromfield

Label
Sister Pelagia and the white bulldog : a novel
Title
Sister Pelagia and the white bulldog
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Boris Akunin ; translated by Andrew Bromfield
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
In a remote Russian province in the late nineteenth century, Bishop Mitrofanii must deal with a family crisis. After learning that one of his great aunt<U+2019>s beloved and rare white bulldogs has been poisoned, the Orthodox bishop knows there is only one detective clever enough to investigate the murder: Sister Pelagia. The bespectacled, freckled Pelagia is lively, curious, extraordinarily clumsy, and persistent. At the estate in question, she finds a whole host of suspects, any one of whom might have benefited if the old lady (who changes her will at whim) had expired of grief at the pooch<U+2019>s demise. There<U+2019>s Pyotr, the matron<U+2019>s grandson, a nihilist with a grudge who has fallen for the maid; Stepan, the penniless caretaker, who has sacrificed his youth to the care of the estate; Miss Wrigley, a mysterious Englishwoman who has recently been named sole heiress to the fortune; Poggio, an opportunistic and freeloading zartisticy photographer; and, most intriguingly, Naina, the old lady<U+2019>s granddaughter, a girl so beautiful she could drive any man to do almost anything. As Pelagia bumbles and intuits her way to the heart of a mystery among people with faith only in greed and desire, she must bear in mind the words of Saint Paul: zBeware of dogs<U+2013>and beware of evil-doers.y
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
891.73/5
Index
no index present
LC call number
PG3478.K78
LC item number
P4513 2007
Literary form
fiction
Label
Sister Pelagia and the white bulldog : a novel, Boris Akunin ; translated by Andrew Bromfield
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • A trilogy
  • "A Random House trade paperback original"--T.p. verso
Control code
zmeld3 b1079324
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
273 p.
Isbn
9780812975130
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2006050387
System control number
  • 95905
  • (OCoLC)ocm70836807
  • (OCoLC)70836807
Label
Sister Pelagia and the white bulldog : a novel, Boris Akunin ; translated by Andrew Bromfield
Publication
Note
  • A trilogy
  • "A Random House trade paperback original"--T.p. verso
Control code
zmeld3 b1079324
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
273 p.
Isbn
9780812975130
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2006050387
System control number
  • 95905
  • (OCoLC)ocm70836807
  • (OCoLC)70836807

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