A Vengeful Longing

R. N. Morris
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ISBN 9780571232529 Format Paperback
Published 07/02/2008 Length 336 pages

About Book

It's the middle of a hot, dusty St Petersburg summer in the late 1860s. A doctor's wife and son die suddenly and the doctor is arrested, suspected of poisoning. But when further, apparently unconnected, murders occur, Porfiry Petrovich is forced to reassess his assumptions. Delving into the hidden, squalid heart of the city, he is brought face to face with incomprehensible horror and cruelty, in this vivid rendering of a brutal and stifling nineteenth-century St Petersburg.
  • About R. N. Morris

    Born in Manchester in 1960, R.N. Morris now lives in North London with his wife and two young children. His series of St. Petersburg novels revolving around the character of Porfiry Petrovich include A Gentle Axe, A Vengeful Longing, which was shortlisted for the 2008 CWA Duncan Lawrie Dagger for Best Novel and was Highly Commended in the CWA Ellis Peters Prize for Best Historical Crime Novelin 2008. The third book A Razor Wrapped in Silk was publsihed in 2010. He also wrote Taking Comfort which was published by Macmillan under the name Roger Morris in 2006.

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