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The Silver Bone

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Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781529434934

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ON SALE: 5th March 2024

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery / Historical Mysteries

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The first in a new series of historical mysteries set amid the chaos of the Russian Revolution. By the author of Death and the Penguin and Grey Bees

Kyiv, 1919. The Soviets control the city, but White armies menace them from the West. No man trusts his neighbour and any spark of resistance may ignite into open rebellion.

When Samson Kolechko’s father is murdered, his last act is to save his son from a falling Cossack sabre. Deprived of his right ear instead of his head, Samson is left an orphan, with only his father’s collection of abacuses for company.

Until, that is, his flat is requisitioned by two Red Army soldiers, whose secret plans Samson is somehow able to overhear with uncanny clarity. Eager to thwart them, he stumbles into a world of murder and intrigue that will either be the making of him – or finish what the Cossack started.

Translated from the Russian by Boris Dralyuk

(P)2024 Quercus Editions Limited

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Original and intriguing. Relocates the historical crime novel somewhere between Kafka and The Twilight Zone
Frank Tallis, author of the Liebermann Papers (Vienna Blood)
Rich and compulsive, a modern classic in the making
Anna Bailey