Publication Date: 25/11/2021 ISBN: 9781472133137 Category:

Death on the Trans-Siberian Express

C J Farrington

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication Date: 25/11/2021 ISBN: 9781472133137 Category:
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Welcome to Roslazny – a sleepy Russian town where intrigue and murder combine to disturb the icy silence…

Olga Pushkin, Railway Engineer (Third Class) and would-be bestselling author, spends her days in a little rail-side hut with only Dmitri the hedgehog for company. While tourists and travellers clatter by on the Trans-Siberian Express, Olga dreams of studying literature at Tomsk State University – the Oxford of West Siberia – and escaping the sleepy, snow-clad village of Roslazny.

But Roslazny doesn’t stay sleepy for long. Poison-pen letters, a small-town crime wave, and persistent rumours of a Baba Yaga – a murderous witch hiding in the frozen depths of the Russian taiga – combine to disturb the icy silence. And one day Olga arrives at her hut only to be knocked unconscious by a man falling from the Trans-Siberian, an American tourist with his throat cut from ear to ear and his mouth stuffed with 10-ruble coins. Another death soon follows, and Sergeant Vassily Marushkin, the brooding, enigmatic policeman who takes on the case, finds himself falsely imprisoned by his Machiavellian superior, Chief-Inspector Babikov.

Olga resolves to help Vassily by proving his innocence. But with no leads to follow and time running out, has Olga bitten off more than she can chew?

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