[Translated by way of Josh Billings]
[Read by means of Keth Szarabajka]
From the Russian masters of sci-fi comes The useless Mountaineer's Inn, a hilarious spoof at the vintage country-house homicide mystery.
while Inspector Peter Glebsky arrives at a distant ski chalet on holiday, the very last thing he intends to do is become involved in any police paintings. he is there to ski, drink brandy, and hang around in comfortable solitude.
yet he hadn't counted at the different tourists, an eccentric bunch, together with a recognized hypnotist, a physicist with a penchant for gymnastic feats, a sulky teen of indeterminate gender, and the mysterious Mr. and Mrs. Moses. and because the chalet fills up, unusual issues commence occurring -- issues that appear to point the presence of one other, unseen visitor. Is there a ghost at the premises? A prankster? anything extra sinister?
whilst an avalanche blocks the mountain go and traps each person within the chalet, the corpse is eventually found. Glebsky's holiday is over, and he is launched into the main strange research he is ever been concerned with. actually, the additional he appears into it, the extra Glebsky realizes that the sufferer won't also be human.
during this overdue novel from the mythical Russian sci-fi duo -- right here in its first-ever English translation -- the Strugatskys gleefully upend the plot of many an Hercule Poirot secret -- and the result's a lot funnier and masses stranger than something Agatha Christie ever wrote.