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There Are No Ghosts in the Soviet Union 

There Are No Ghosts in the Soviet Union (1987)
A collection of stories by Reginald Hill

 
Publisher's Weekly
With gleeful malice aforethought, Hill explodes the genre of the short murder tale and diverts it to his own wicked, original ends. These six stories by the creator of mysteries featuring Detective Dalziel and Sergeant Pascoe ( An Advancement of Learning ), are a rare pleasure, probing murder and mayhem with keen intellect and wit. In the title tale, witnesses to a seemingly paranormal event on an office elevator become prime suspects who cringe before a Soviet police inspector bent on explaining away the incident. ''Bring Back the Cat!'' parodies detective fiction as it introduces Joe Sixsmith, a sly West Indian PI who investigates a stray feline's disappearance. Murder is almost an afterthought in ''Poor Emma,'' a delicious send-up of Jane Austen's style and upper-class milieu, and in ''Auteur Theory,'' which spotlights the incestuous world of actors at each other's throats during a film shooting. There's no murder in ''The Bull Ring,'' set in a WW I French training camp where a soldier's freak death draws together an English recruit and the corporal who torments him. Hill also writes espionage tales under the name Patrick Ruell.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

December 1988 : Hardback
Title: There Are No Ghosts in the Soviet Union: A Novella and Five Stories
Author(s): Reginald Hill
ISBN: 0881501190 / 9780881501193 (USA edition)
Publisher: Countryman Pr
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October 1987 : Hardback
Title: There are No Ghosts in the Soviet Union (The crime club)
Author(s): Reginald Hill
ISBN: 0002320975 / 9780002320979 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins Crime
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Paperback Editions

April 2010 : Paperback
Title: There are No Ghosts in the Soviet Union
Author(s): Reginald Hill
ISBN: 0007316984 / 9780007316984 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper
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August 2008 : Paperback
Title: There Are No Ghosts in the Soviet Union
Author(s): Reginald Hill
ISBN: 0007281692 / 9780007281695 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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March 2008 : Paperback
Title: There Are No Ghosts In The Soviet Union
Author(s): Reginald Hill
ISBN: 0007262981 / 9780007262984 (UK edition)
Publisher: UK General Books
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November 1989 : Paperback
Title: There Are No Ghosts in the Soviet Union: A Novella and Five Stories
Author(s): Reginald Hill
ISBN: 0380708442 / 9780380708444 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books (Mm)
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