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Punishment of a Hunter

Punishment of a Hunter

Author(s): Yulia Yakovleva, Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp (Translator)

Location(s): St Petersburg (Leningrad)

Genre(s): Crime, Fiction, Mystery

Era(s): 1930s


1930s Leningrad. Stalin is tightening his grip on the Soviet Union, and a mood of fear cloaks the city. Detective Vasily Zaitsev is tasked with investigating a series of bizarre and seemingly motiveless homicides.


As the curious deaths continue, precious Old Master paintings start to disappear from the Hermitage collection. Could the crimes be connected?


When Zaitsev sets about his investigations, he meets with obstruction at every turn. Soon even he comes under suspicion from the Soviet secret police.

The resolute detective must battle an increasingly dangerous political situation in his dogged quest to find the murderer―and stay alive.

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