A Vengeful Longing by R. N. Morris audiobook

A Vengeful Longing

By R. N. Morris
Read by John Curless

Recorded Books, Inc.

The Porfiry Petrovich Series: Book 2

10.77 Hours 1
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R. N. Morris received accolades from numerous publications, including the Sunday Times, who called this work "extraordinarily vivid" and "sophisticated." This enveloping crime novel ventures into the dark heart of 19thcentury Russia as detective Porfiry Petrovich investigates the poisoning of a doctor's wife and their autistic son. "Right from the start we are hooked by his storytelling panache . The pungently vivid recreation of pre-Soviet Russia is painted with a master's touch."-Express

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Summary

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Shortlisted for the 2008 CWA Gold Dagger

R. N. Morris received accolades from numerous publications, including the Sunday Times, who called this work "extraordinarily vivid" and "sophisticated." This enveloping crime novel ventures into the dark heart of 19thcentury Russia as detective Porfiry Petrovich investigates the poisoning of a doctor's wife and their autistic son. "Right from the start we are hooked by his storytelling panache . The pungently vivid recreation of pre-Soviet Russia is painted with a master's touch."-Express

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Full marks to the author for bringing Petrovich back to life in this ambitious work that is a real pleasure to read.” Economist
“Porfiry’s second outing is entertaining and educative, thanks to the author’s passion for his canvas.” Financial Times
“Morris captures this world with expert strokes, never content to merely peddle exotica, but making sure that his characters spring convincingly from their setting. While the person behind the crimes is a little unlikely, this novel stands out from a number of fine czarist-era mysteries—by Russians and foreigners alike—like a Fabergé egg at a yard sale.” Publishers Weekly
“Morris seems to have hit his stride. His characters come alive in all their destitution, pretension, madness, fractiousness, and humanity. His portrait of the city, abandoned by the well-to-do in summer, offers a rich, palpably fetid sense of place, and his depiction of nineteenth-century Russian society, festering with revolutionary notions and old grudges, is compelling.” Booklist
“Morris seamlessly and brilliantly segues from intensely grave to laugh-out-loud funny. Provocative, satirical insights into humanity’s darker corners.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: R. N. Morris

Author Bio: R. N. Morris

Roger N. Morris sold his first short story to a teenage girls’ magazine while still a student at Cambridge University, where he read classics. Making his living as a freelance copywriter, he has continued to write, and occasionally publish, fiction. One of his stories, “The Devil’s Drum,” was turned into a one-act opera, which was performed at the Purcell Room in London’s South Bank. His book A Vengeful Longing was shortlisted for the 2008 CWA Gold Dagger Prize for Best Crime Novel and highly commended by the CWA Ellis Peters Award for Best Historical Crime Novel 2008. He lives in North London with his wife and children.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 10.77
Audience: Adult
Language: English