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R. N. Morris's Reviews

Reviews of R. N.’s Work

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Jan.10.2009
Published by The Guardian
Halfway through this novel, with three murders on his mind and the stench of an 1868 St Petersburg summer ripe in his nostrils, investigating magistrate Porfiry Petrovich has a...
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Published by Book Browse
While characterization is a commanding aspect of Morris's book the author is equally adept at grounding the story with a powerful sense of place and time. He depicts the political...
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Apr.07.2008
Published by Publishers Weekly
Set in St. Petersburg in 1868, Morris's superb second novel to feature Porfiry Petrovich (after The Gentle Axe) puts the detective borrowed from Dostoyevski's Crime and Punishment...