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The Gentle Axe

(2007)
(The first book in the Porfiry Petrovich series)
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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)
Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The
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Paperback Editions

January 2021 : Paperback
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Title: A Gentle Axe: A Porfiry Petrovich Mystery: 1 (St Petersburg Mysteries Series)
Author(s): R N Morris
Publisher: Independently published
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March 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Gentle Axe
Author(s): R N Morris
ISBN: 0-14-311326-7 / 978-0-14-311326-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
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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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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)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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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)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Audio Editions

March 2021 : Audio CD
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Title: The Gentle Axe: A Novel (The Porfiry Petrovich Series): 1
Author(s): R N Morris
Publisher: Tantor and Blackstone Publishing
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April 2007 : Audio CD
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Title: The Gentle Axe: 1
Author(s): R N Morris
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: 1-4001-0333-9 / 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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April 2007 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Gentle Axe: A Novel
Author(s): R N Morris
Publisher: Tantor Media
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March 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Gentle Axe: A Novel
Author(s): R N Morris
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

September 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Gentle Axe: A Porfiry Petrovich Mystery (St Petersburg Mysteries Series Book 1)
Author(s): R N Morris
Publisher: Sharpe Books
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