Sister Pelagia and the White Bulldog In Boris Akunin's Sister Pelagia and the White Bulldog , a Russian bishop sends a bumbling nun to investigate the poisoning of his great-aunt Marya's… Sister Pelagia and the White Bulldog In Boris Akunin's Sister Pelagia and the White Bulldog , a Russian bishop sends a bumbling nun to investigate the poisoning of his great-aunt Marya's… 2007-01-30 Fiction Mystery and Thriller Random House
Book Review

Sister Pelagia and the White Bulldog (2007)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Jan 30, 2007; Writer: Boris Akunin; Genres: Fiction, Mystery and Thriller; Publisher: Random House

In Boris Akunin's Sister Pelagia and the White Bulldog, a Russian bishop sends a bumbling nun to investigate the poisoning of his great-aunt Marya's beloved — and rare — white bulldog.

Body Count
Three, if you count the dog.

Grisliest Demise
A father and son are beheaded and dumped in the river.

Lowdown
Details of provincial Russian life add to this character-driven mystery, which extends far beyond the murder of a fat, cosseted pet. A-

Originally posted Jan 26, 2007 Published in issue #918-919 Feb 02, 2007 Order article reprints