The Dead Mountaineer`s Inn: (One More Last Rite for the Detective Genre)

The Dead Mountaineer`s Inn: (One More Last Rite for the Detective Genre)

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When Inspector Peter Glebsky arrives at a remote cabin, he wants to go skiing, drink grappa and be in blissful solitude. But the chalet`s other vacationers - a famous hypnotist, a physicist with a penchant for gymnastic tricks, and a handful of others - are a nuisance, as is the avalanche that will soon cut the inn from civilization. And then there is the corpse, which may not even be human ...

In this inter-genre novel, the Strugatskys gleefully turn the plots of many mysteries of Hercule Poirot upside down, and the result it`s a lot funnier and a lot stranger than anything Agatha Christie has ever written.


"If Russian science fiction can be said to have a soul, it lives with the Strugatsky brothers .. . Delicious and a must for a new generation of science fiction fans everywhere. ”


"These are the Strugatsky at their best, silly and serious at the same time ... To tear a good thread, which the translator Josh Billings reproduced with great energy and wit. "

- Los Angeles Review of Books

"Does for science fiction / detective hybridization what * Hard to Be a God * did for science fiction / fantasy."

- Flavorwire

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