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Death on the Nevskii Prospekt

By David Dickinson

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1904 - Powerscourt comes out of retirement for one last time, heading for Russia in one of the strangest cases of his career. A British diplomat has been discovered, his throat cut, on one of the bridges spanning the Nevskii Prospekt in St Petersburg. It transpires the diplomat knew a secret - and that secret killed him.

1904: Powerscourt comes out of retirement for one last time, heading for Russia in one of the strangest cases of his career.

A British diplomat has been discovered, his throat cut, on one of the bridges spanning the Nevskii Prospekt in St Petersburg. It transpires the diplomat knew a secret - and that secret killed him. As Powerscourt strides through the halls of the Winter Palace and falls foul of the Okhrana - the Russian secret police - he has to attend other matters. Russia is on the verge of revolution and he must escape - before time runs out on him.

Biographical Notes

David Dickinson was born in Dublin. With an honours degree in Classics from Cambridge, David Dickinson joined the BBC, where he became editor of Newsnight and Panorama, as well as series editor for Monarchy, a three-part programme on the British royal family.

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  • ISBN: 9781780334165
  • Publication date: 01 Sep 2011
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  • Imprint: C & R Crime
This is detective fiction in the grand style; the characters and the plot soar upwards and carry us in their wake. Powerscourt's debut in this intoxicating book is the start of a gilded life in the archives of crime. — James Naughtie
Dickinson textures his canvas with historical detail as thick as the oil paint on one of his favourite paintings by Turner. — Kirkus Reviews
A cracking yarn, beguilingly real from start to finish... you have to pinch yourself to remind you that it is fiction - or is it? — Peter Snow
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