Pelagia - bespectacled, freckled, red-haired, extraordinarily clumsy and constantly knitting - teaches gymnastics and literature, and in her spare time solves crimes. In this novel, Pelagia finds herself investigating a self-proclaimed Russian ...
prophet, Manuila and his followers, who deny Jesus Christ and the Church. Her investigation is guided in part by ancient manuscripts, and it involves murder, deception, miracles, romance and a crisis of faith for our inimitable heroine.
Will this be the last Pelagia book? If so I'm a little sad as I've enjoyed Pelagia's rather eclectic adventures so far. However, if this is the last one, then at least Pelagia gets a good send off by Akunin.