The Case of the General's Thumb by Andrey Kerkov

The Case of the General's Thumb

Andrey Kerkov

Experience Russian society as far as ordinary people are concerned through the experience of two investigators to a murder.


Lesi Ukrainki Boulevard, round tower,know it? Good. Military entrance at 9.00, warrent card at the ready - they've got your name. Room 32's what you ask for, after which you keep your card out of sight. Go through to the courtyard, and turn left. The second iron door has a keypad lock. The magic number is 3516. Then you go up to the first floor, where you tell them you've had your car stolen, and that your Dad, General Boprsyuk, had arranged for you to hear a playback of the SVI channel for the night in question, on the off-chance of its proving helpful.....

  • Death and the Penguin by Andrey Kurkov
  • Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

Books with similar mood

The Girls

Lori Lansens

Seldom Seen

Sarah Ridgard

The Missing Shade of Blue

Jenny Erdal

Barn 8

Deb Olin Unferth

The Idiot

Elif Batuman

My Family and Other Superheroes

Jonathan Edwards

White Star

Robin Llywelyn


Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

The Illicit Happiness of Other People

Manu Joseph

Good Offices

Evelio Rosero

The Lost Dog

Michelle de Kretser

Winter Under Water

James Hopkin

The Outgoing Man

Glen Neath

The Brilliant & Forever

Kevin MacNeil

The Book Against God

James Wood


Luke Kennard

East of the West: A Country in Stories

Miroslav Penkov

Zero History

William Gibson

The Collector of Worlds

Iliya Troyanov

Pynter Bender

Jacob Ross

Margherita Dolce Vita

Stefano Benni

City Secrets

Cathy Bolton

Bobby Dazzler

Philip Collins

Barcelona Plates

Alexei Sayle

Perfect Tense

Michael Bracewell

Alpha Male

William Brandt

Brick Lane

Monica Ali

Crumple Zone

Nick Barlay

Arlington Park

Rachel Cusk


Rachel Cusk

Mr Darwin's Gardener

Kristina Carlson

The End

Salvatore Scibona

The Princess of Mantua

Marie Ferranti

The Scheme for Full Employment

Magnus Mills


W G Sebald


Daniel Kehlmann

The Last Summer

Ricarda Huch


Laszlo Krasnahorkai


Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio (eds)

The Birthday Party

Panos Karnezis

The Dream Maker

Mikka Haugaard

A Thousand Years of Good Prayers

Yiyun Li

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Susanna Clarke

At the Crossing-places

Kevin Crossley-Holland

Where Were You Robert?

Hans Enzensberger

A Friend of the Earth

T C Boyle

Men in the Off Hours

Anne Carson


Jeanette Winterson


Olivia Laing