Sister Pelagia and the Red Cockerel

Sister Pelagia and the Red Cockerel

A Novel

Book - 2009
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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.
Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, c2009
ISBN: 9780812975154
Branch Call Number: FIC MYS
Characteristics: 411 pages : maps ; 21 cm


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Dec 13, 2016

Couldn't get past the first few pages....TOO WEIRD.

Aug 19, 2013

Many Russian names, place names, words/phrases made the storyline a bit hard to follow. Story involves Sister Pelgaria travelling around in Russia and then in Israel, but for what purpose? The secret is eventually revealed on the last pages if one can hang on that long to the 400 page story. This story has many religious overtones and characters have bigoted attitudes. I had a good laugh about the time travel aspect thrown in at the end and the significance of the red rooster crowing at dawn. What an imagination! Novel has its comedic points too.

Dec 28, 2009

The third book of the trilogy about Sister Pelagia.
In a way-quite philosophical. Not too much of a crime story, though very intense on that part, more about our live and religious believes. I hope translation is good.

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