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Sister Pelagia and the White Bulldog

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Sister Pelagia and the White Bulldog

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Boris Akunin
publisher:
Random House
genre:
Fiction, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it an A-

In Boris Akunin’s Sister Pelagia and the White Bulldog, a Russian bishop sends a bumbling nun to investigate the poisoning of his great-aunt Marya’s beloved — and rare — white bulldog.

Body Count
Three, if you count the dog.

Grisliest Demise
A father and son are beheaded and dumped in the river.

Lowdown
Details of provincial Russian life add to this character-driven mystery, which extends far beyond the murder of a fat, cosseted pet. A-