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In The Spotlight: Boris Akunin's Sister Pelagia and the White Bulldog

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Welcome to another edition of In The Spotlight. Historical novels can give an interesting perspective on a particular place and time. That’s especially true when they provide a deeper look at one part of a society (or, perhaps, a few). 1,099 more words


My 100th Post!!!

I was quite surprised when a few days ago I realised I was nearing my 100th post. Since starting my blog in June, it seems I have reviewed 67 novels, 1 play, 4 books about detective fiction and 4 crime fiction films, which leaves another 25 posts, a number of which are my current contributions to the Tuesday Night Bloggers, a group which puts up posts oddly enough every Tuesday on a different Golden Age detective fiction writer each month. 1,243 more words

Pelagia and the White Bulldog by Boris Akunin

I’m a big fan of Akunin’s Erast Fandorin mysteries, so I was very interested to check out his other series, once again set in the 19th century Russia and featuring Pelagia, a ginger-haired, bespectacled young nun who lives in a small town of Zavolzhsk. 453 more words