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The Gentle Axe

(2007)
(The first book in the Porfiry Petrovich series)
A novel by

 
 
St. Petersburg, Winter, 1867 - Two frozen bodies are found in an isolated corner of Petrovsky Park. The first - that of a dwarf - has been packed neatly in a suitcase, a deep wound splitting his skull in two. The second body, of a burly peasant, is hanging from a nearby tree, a bloody axe tucked into his belt. The detective Porfiry Petrovich, in his first murder case since Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment", suspects the truth may be more complex than others wish him to believe. His investigation leads him from the squalid tenements, brothels and drinking dens of the city's Haymarket district to an altogether more genteel stratum of society. Atmospheric and tense from its dramatic opening to its shocking climax.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

March 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Gentle Axe: A Novel
Author(s): R N Morris
ISBN: 1-59420-112-9 / 978-1-59420-112-7 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

February 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Gentle Axe: St Petersburg Mystery
Author(s): R N Morris
ISBN: 0-571-23857-2 / 978-0-571-23857-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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March 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Gentle Axe (Porfiry Petrovich Novel)
Author(s): R N Morris
ISBN: 0-14-311326-7 / 978-0-14-311326-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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December 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Gentle Axe (St. Petersburg Mystery)
Author(s): R N Morris
ISBN: 0-571-23206-X / 978-0-571-23206-2 (UK edition)
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February 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Gentle Axe: St Petersburg Mystery
Author(s): R N Morris
ISBN: 0-571-23205-1 / 978-0-571-23205-5 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

April 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Gentle Axe: A Novel
Author(s): R N Morris
ISBN: 1-4001-0333-9 / 978-1-4001-0333-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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April 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Gentle Axe: A Novel
Author(s): R N Morris
ISBN: 1-4001-3333-5 / 978-1-4001-3333-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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April 2007 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Gentle Axe: A Novel
Author(s): R N Morris
ISBN: 1-4001-5333-6 / 978-1-4001-5333-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Kindle Editions

March 2008 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Gentle Axe: A Novel (A Porfiry Petrovich Novel Book 1)
Author(s): R N Morris
Publisher: Penguin Books
Availability: Amazon