Sister Pelagia And The Black Monk by Boris Akunin (Paperback)
Sister Pelagia and the Black Monk by Boris Akunin (Paperback)
In the middle of the night, a badly frightened monk arrives at the doorstep of Bishop Mitrofanii of Zavolzhsk. Hearing the monk’s eerie message, Mitrofanii’s befuddled but sharp-witted ward Sister Pelagia begs to visit New Ararat and uncover the mystery. Traditions prevail–no women are allowed–and the bishop sends other wards. They test their fates against the Black Monk that haunts the once serene locale. But as the Black Monk claims more victims, Pelagia goes undercover to see exactly what person, or what spirit, is at the bottom of it all.
Fans of Sister Pelagia and the White Bulldog will be instantly mesmerized–and frightened–by this latest foray into Zavolzhsk’s spiritual underworld.
“For all his status as a globe-circling bestseller, Akunin keeps faith in his sleekly engineered and allusive whodunnits with the classical virtues of Russian prose. . . . That polish lends his books a peculiar charm.”
–The Independent (London)
“Readers can hear echoes of Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoevsky and Anton Chekov in whodunits that, because of their literary overtones, can be guiltlessly consumed as entertainment.”
–Los Angeles Times