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Murder on the Strike of Five

Murder on the Strike of Five
  • Author(s): M P Peacock
  • Location(s): Moscow, Russia
  • Genre(s): Historical, Mystery
  • Era(s): 1917

Moscow, Russia, February 1917. As the tinder-box of Revolution ignites, Inspector Vladimir Lesnoy gets a vital lead in an investigation he has been working on for years – the case of a brutal serial killer. Aboard the Trans-Siberian Express,...

Archangel

Archangel
  • Author(s): Robert Harris
  • Location(s): Russia
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

When historian Fluke Kelso learns of the existence of a secret notebook belonging to Josef Stalin he is determined to track it down, whatever the consequences. From the violent political intrigue and decadence of modern Moscow he heads north...

The Secret Language of Stones

The Secret Language of Stones
  • Author(s): M J Rose
  • Location(s): Russia
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): early 20th century

As World War I rages and the Romanov dynasty reaches its sudden, brutal end, a young jewelry maker discovers love, passion, and her own healing powers in this rich and romantic ghost story, the perfect follow-up to M.J. Rose...

The Secret Wife

The Secret Wife
  • Author(s): Gill Paul
  • Location(s): New York State, Russia, San Francisco
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Early 20th Century and 2011

A Russian grand duchess and an English journalist. Linked by one of the world’s greatest mysteries . . . Love. Guilt. Heartbreak. 1914 Russia is on the brink of collapse, and the Romanov family faces a terrifyingly uncertain future....

The Ice Master

The Ice Master
  • Author(s): Jennifer Niven
  • Location(s): Arctic, Siberia
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): Early 20th century

The Karluk set out in 1913 in search of an undiscovered continent, with the largest scientific staff ever sent into the Arctic. Soon after, winter had begun, they were blown off course by polar storms, the ship became imprisoned...

Crash

Crash
  • Author(s): Toby Vintcent
  • Location(s): Moscow
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Formula One driver Remy Sabatino is leading the Drivers’ Championship, in a car that is the quickest of the season by far. But that also means Sabatino’s Russian teammate is the fastest too…Their rivalry couldn’t be more toxic ahead...

Galina Petrovna’s Three-Legged Dog Story

Galina Petrovna’s Three-Legged Dog Story
  • Author(s): Andrea Bennett
  • Location(s): Russia
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s

Perhaps you’re not a member of the Azov House of Culture Elderly Club? Perhaps you missed the talk on the Cabbage Root Fly last week? Galina Petrovna hasn’t missed a single one, since she officially became ‘old’. But she’d...

Kolymsky Heights

Kolymsky Heights
  • Author(s): Lionel Davidson
  • Location(s): Siberia
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): 20th Century

Kolymsky Heights. A frozen Siberian hell lost in endless night. The perfect location for an underground Russian research station. It’s a place so secret it doesn’t officially exist; once there, the scientists are forbidden to leave. But one scientist...

The End of Days

The End of Days
  • Author(s): Jenny Erpenbeck
  • Location(s): Eastern Europe, Europe, Moscow
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 20th Century

‘We are born and we die – but many things could happen in between. Which life do we end up living?’ From one of the most daring voices in European fiction, this is a story of the twentieth century...

Flesh-Coloured Dominoes

Flesh-Coloured Dominoes
  • Author(s): Zigmunds Skujinš
  • Location(s): Baltic Coast, Russia
  • Genre(s): Fantasy, Mystery
  • Era(s): 18th Century to WW2 and modern

When Baroness Valtraute von Bruegen’s officer husband’s body is severed in two, she is delighted to find that the lower half has been sewn onto the upper body of the humble local captain Ulste. She conceives a child only...

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