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Teaser Tuesdays: The Winter Queen, by Boris Akunin

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I'm currently reading The Winter Queen, by Boris Akunin. It's a detective mystery, set mainly in 1870s Moscow and written in a style reminiscent of some of the old Russian masters. This is from page 131.

"The rooms in the Ferry Road guesthouse are home to decommissioned sailors, petty swindlers, and aging port trollops. Pay sixpence a day and a separate room with a bed is yours to do with as you will — no one will stick his nose into your business — but a condition of the agreement is that for damaging the furniture, brawling, or yelling in the night your host, Fat Hugh, will fine you a shilling, and if anyone refuses to pay up, he will throw him out on his ear."


Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: June 7th, 2016 04:04 pm (UTC)

This sounds like a fascinating story. I'm intrigued by the Moscow setting and curious about the detective from the 1870s - very different from what I've been reading lately.
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