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) by Boris Natanovich Strugatsky

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When Inspector Peter Glebsky arrives at a remote ski chalet, he intends to ski, drink brandy, and loaf around in blissful solitude. But the chalet’s other vacationers—a famous hypnotist, a physicist with a penchant for gymnastic feats, and a large handful of others—are a nuisance, and so is the avalanche that soon cuts the inn off from civilization. And then there’s the dead body, which may not even be human…

In this genre-bending novel, the Strugatskys gleefully upend the plot of many a Hercule Poirot mystery, and the result is much funnier, and much stranger, than anything ever written by Agatha Christie.

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“If Russian sci-fi can be said to have a soul, it resides with the Brothers Strugatsky… Delightful, and a must-read for a new generation of sci-fi fans everywhere.”

NPR

“This is the Strugatskys at their best, at once silly and dead serious… It’s a ripping good yarn, which translator Josh Billings has rendered with great energy and wit.”

Los Angeles Review of Books

“Does for science-fiction/detective hybridization what *Hard to Be a God* has done for sci-fi/fantasy.”

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Strugatsky Arkady Natanovich (1925 - 1991), Boris Natanovich (1933 - 2012), prose writers (co-authors) Arkady Strugatsky graduated from the Military Institute foreign languages ​​in Moscow (1949), worked as an editor. Boris Strugatsky graduated from the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics of Leningrad University, worked at the Pulkovo Observatory. The brothers began their joint literary activity in 1957.

In 1959–60, their first science fiction novels "The Land of Crimson Clouds", "The Way to Amalthea", and the collection of stories "Six Matches" were published, which aroused great interest among readers. This was followed by: the cycle of short stories "The Return" (1962); novels - "It`s Difficult to Be God" (1964), "Predatory Things of the Century" (1965), "Snail on the Slope" (1966 - 68), "The Second Invasion of the Martians" (1967). Each new work that appears in print was a great event for many fans of science fiction in our country. The stories "Roadside Picnic" (for...

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Strugatsky Arkady Natanovich (1925 - 1991), Boris Natanovich (1933 - 2012), prose writers (co-authors) Arkady Strugatsky graduated from the Military Institute foreign languages ​​in Moscow (1949), worked as an editor. Boris Strugatsky graduated from the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics of Leningrad University, worked at the Pulkovo Observatory. The brothers began their joint literary activity in 1957. In 1959–60, their first science fiction novels "The Land of Crimson Clouds", "The Way to Amalthea", and the collection of stories "Six Matches" were published, which aroused great interest among readers. This was followed by: the cycle of short stories "The Return" (1962); novels - "It`s Difficult to Be God" (1964), "Predatory Things of the Century" (1965), "Snail on the Slope" (1966 - 68), "The Second Invasion of the Martians" (1967). Each new work that appears in print was a great event for many fans of science fiction in our country. The stories "Roadside Picnic" (formed the basis of the famous film by A. Tarkovsky "Stalker"), "Hotel" At the Dead Mountaineer`s "(filmed by G.Kromanov at" Tallinnfilm "in 1979) enjoyed incredible popularity. A beetle in an anthill "(1983)," Waves extinguish the wind "(1985 - 86)," Doomed City "(1988 - 89). One of the last novels -" Burdened by Evil, or Forty Years Later "(1988). Arkady Strugatsky died October 12, 1991. Boris Strugatsky died on November 19, 2012. Source: http://www.abstrugatskie.ru/ See also: http://fantlab.ru/autor52