Death on the Trans-Siberian Express - The Olga Pushkin Mysteries (Paperback)
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Death on the Trans-Siberian Express - The Olga Pushkin Mysteries (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages
Published: 03/11/2022
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'Quirky and colourful' Times Crime Club

'An absolute delight' L C Tyler

'This intriguing but charming murder mystery is packed with psychological depth and wonderfully-drawn characters' Eleanor Ray

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?

Praise for Death on the Trans-Siberian Express

'The book is an absolute delight, evocative equally of the frozen steppes, bad vodka and worse sausage, and full of larger than life characters. Olga Pushkin is an endearing protagonist, who is hopefully set for a series as long as the Trans Siberian Railway.' L C Tyler

'Written with a warmth that would thaw Siberia, this intriguing but charming murder mystery is packed with psychological depth and wonderfully-drawn characters. It also features the best hedgehog I've met in a novel.' Eleanor Ray

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781472133144
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 26 mm

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“Death in frozen Siberia ….”

Welcome to Roslanzny, Olga Puskin’s hometown, covered in the Siberian winter and an apparently sleepy and totally undisturbed place. Olga’s life is turned upside down when a dead body is thrown from the Trans-Siberian... More

Hardback edition
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“Interesting”

This is a great book. Olga is a very interesting character. It was a very interesting setting for the book. It has a nice plot and a large cast of characters who are all extremely unique. This is a great book. Olga is... More

Hardback edition
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“Hoping this is a new series...”

Thank you to the publishers for this review copy, I was won over from the cover and title alone.
Great characters, cosy crime feel, loved the setting - sleepy town - but perhaps a touch darker and more sinister then... More

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