Sister Pelagia and the Red Cockerel

Sister Pelagia and the Red Cockerel

Book - 2009
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When someone bashes in the head of Manuila, the messianic leader of a rogue Jewish sect, aboard a steamboat on which Pelagia happens to be a passenger, her observations prove useful to the investigating officer. After several attempts on her life, she's shipped off to Palestine, where she continues to look for the truth behind Manuila's murder.
Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2009
ISBN: 9780812975154
0812975154
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY AKUNI...B
Additional Contributors: Bromfield, Andrew

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merlinsilver
Dec 13, 2016

Couldn't get past the first few pages....TOO WEIRD.

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gloryb
Aug 19, 2013

Many Russian names, place names, words/phrases made the storyline a bit hard to follow. Story involves Sister Pelgaria travelling around in Russia and then in Israel, but for what purpose? The secret is eventually revealed on the last pages if one can hang on that long to the 400 page story. This story has many religious overtones and characters have bigoted attitudes. I had a good laugh about the time travel aspect thrown in at the end and the significance of the red rooster crowing at dawn. What an imagination! Novel has its comedic points too.

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AndrewL
Dec 28, 2009

The third book of the trilogy about Sister Pelagia.
In a way-quite philosophical. Not too much of a crime story, though very intense on that part, more about our live and religious believes. I hope translation is good.

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