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The Dead Mountaineer's Inn

(2015)
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From the Russian masters of sci-fi comes The Dead Mountaineer's Inn, a hilarious spoof on the classic country-house murder mystery.

When Inspector Peter Glebsky arrives at a remote ski chalet on vacation, the last thing he intends to do is get involved in any police work. He's there to ski, drink brandy, and loaf around in blissful solitude. But he hadn't counted on the other vacationers, an eccentric bunch, including a famous hypnotist, a physicist with a penchant for gymnastic feats, a sulky teenager of indeterminate gender, and the mysterious Mr. and Mrs. Moses. And as the chalet fills up, strange things start happening - things that seem to indicate the presence of another, unseen guest. Is there a ghost on the premises? A prankster? Something more sinister?

When an avalanche blocks the mountain pass and traps everyone in the chalet, the corpse is finally discovered. Glebsky's vacation is over, and he's embarked on the most unusual investigation he's ever been involved with. In fact the further he looks into it, the more Glebsky realizes that the victim may not even be human.

In this late novel from the legendary Russian sci-fi duo - here in its first-ever English translation - the Strugatskys gleefully upend the plot of many an Hercule Poirot mystery - and the result is much funnier and much stranger than anything Agatha Christie ever wrote.

Genre: Mystery

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March 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Dead Mountaineer's Inn: One More Last Rite for the Detective Genre (Neversink)
Author(s): Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky
ISBN: 1-61219-432-X / 978-1-61219-432-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Melville House
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October 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Dead Mountaineer's Inn Lib/E: (one More Last Rite for the Detective Genre)
Author(s): Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky
ISBN: 1-5046-6025-0 / 978-1-5046-6025-9 (USA edition)
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October 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Dead Mountaineer's Inn: One More Last Rite for the Detective Genre
Author(s): Boris Strugatsky, Arkady Strugatsky
ISBN: 1-5046-6027-7 / 978-1-5046-6027-3 (USA edition)
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Title: The Dead Mountaineer's Inn: (One More Last Rite for the Detective Genre)
Author(s): Arkady Strugatsky
ISBN: 1-5046-6026-9 / 978-1-5046-6026-6 (USA edition)
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September 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Dead Mountaineer's Inn: One More Last Rite for the Detective Genre
Author(s): Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Dead Mountaineer's Inn: One More Last Rite for the Detective Genre
Author(s): Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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March 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Dead Mountaineer's Inn: One More Last Rite for the Detective Genre (Neversink)
Author(s): Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky
Publisher: Melville House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU