Sister Pelagia and the red cockerel: a novel
The ship carrying the devout to Jerusalem has run into rough waters. Onboard is Manuila, controversial leader of the “Foundlings,” a sect that worships him as the Messiah. But soon the polarizing leader is no longer a passenger or a prophet but a corpse, beaten to death by someone almost supernaturally strong. But not everything is as it seems, and someone else sailing has become enmeshed in the mystery: the seemingly slow but actually astute sleuth Sister Pelagia. Her investigation of the crime will take her deep into the most dangerous areas of the Middle East and Russia, running from one-eyed criminals and after such unlikely animals as a red cockerel that may be more than a red herring. To her shock, she will emerge with not just the culprit in a murder case but a clue to the earth’s greatest secret.Sister Pelagia and the Red Cockerel features its beloved heroine’s most exciting and explosive inquiry yet, one that just might shake the foundations of her faith.
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|full_title||sister pelagia and the red cockerel|
|author||Akunin, B. (Boris)|
|display_description||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.|
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|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover|
|record_details||ils:.b13126556|Book|Books||English|Random House Trade Paperbacks,|c2009.|411 p. : maps ; 21 cm.|
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|subject_facet||Middle East -- Fiction, Nuns -- Fiction, Russia -- Fiction|
|title_display||Sister Pelagia and the red cockerel : a novel|
|title_full||Sister Pelagia and the red cockerel : a novel / Boris Akunin ; translated by Andrew Bromfield|
|title_short||Sister Pelagia and the red cockerel :|