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Death on the Nevskii Prospekt (Lord Francis Powerscourt) [Kindle Edition]

David Dickinson
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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'The author captures the twilight years of imperial Russia; his turn of
phrase and descriptive talent draw the reader into the period setting, and
the novel in intelligently written with a great deal of historical
content.'

'It held me fascinated to the end' -- Historical Novels Review

Book Description

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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 666 KB
  • Print Length: 372 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1845296710
  • Publisher: Robinson (22 July 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845296710
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845296711
  • ASIN: B005E87WDG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #142,623 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read, as always 3 July 2009
Format:Paperback
As always, a readable and engaging story about David Dickinson's lovely Lord Francis Powerscourt, this time taking him to St Petersburg where a British diplomat has died in mysterious circumstances. Well researched and entertainingly written.
I do take issue with the problem another reviewer highlights - that of pages missing. That's a production issue that should be taken up with the publisher, who will take steps to address the problem. It is not a factor that should influence a rating of the book's quality or the author's ability.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Well done Lord Powerscourt 14 Dec 2012
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When many thriller writers give far too many details about the blood and gore of their murders, and their detectives are angst-ridden borderline alcoholic psychopaths, it's quite refreshing to encounter one who's a decent chap (albeit an aristo) and who approaches his cases with a bit of a swagger. The stories don't linger long in the memory, but they're rattling good yarns when you're reading them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars loved it 23 Nov 2012
By Amelrode VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
I just loved reading this book. It was fast, entertaining, great descriptions and is bringing home some truth about the pre-revolutionary, Czarist Russia. It captured within the first pages and this is quite essential. It was not my first book by David Dickenson and it will not remain my last.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Too graphic 31 Mar 2014
By Prof.
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I am gradually reading through this series of books and enjoying them a lot. However, this one was far too gory and bloody for my taste. I put up with this in the hope that the story-line would rise above it, but was disappointed with the slow and thin plot.I am hoping that the next one in the series will restore my enjoyment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Death on Nevskii Prospekt 16 Mar 2014
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First ever Francis Powerscourt and it won't be my last... loved the setting / historical context, style of writing and characters.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good way to learn a bit of history 24 Nov 2013
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I like the way the characters are all clearly delineated so that each time you read about them they are totally in character. And I like David Dickinson's sense of humour.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Gory tale of death and destruction 17 Nov 2013
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This is my least favourite of The Lord Powerscourt novels. Too much overly graphic detail of blood thirsty overlords, and too great a proportion of the novel spent dwelling on these gory exploits. Like the Tsarevitch this novel is weak and lacking in challenging story line. If I had read this first I would not have read any more Lord Powerscourt novels. Definitely not a favourite.
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3.0 out of 5 stars An OK read 20 Oct 2013
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I did find this story rather convoluted compared with others in the series and also more sinister than previous books.
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