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Orthodox Christian mystery fiction writers
« on: June 11, 2011, 09:04:09 PM »
A while ago, someone posted a thread about Orthodox writers in science fiction and fantasy. I love to read, so that was fun for me.  :)

I thought I'd post about a couple of Orthodox Christian writers of whom I know in mystery novels. These are Jane Haddam, who has a series about former FBI agent and Armenian Orthodox Christian Gregor Demarkian, and Boris Akunin, who writes about the nun and sleuth Sister Pelagia. 

Feel free to contribute any others of whose work you enjoy.  :)
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Re: Orthodox Christian mystery fiction writers
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2011, 05:12:59 AM »
I don't know very much about Boris  Akunin but wasn't his mother jewish?
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Re: Orthodox Christian mystery fiction writers
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2011, 07:13:12 AM »
Okay, true. Well, he does have Orthodox Christian characters in his books.  :)
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2011, 07:57:29 AM »
Yes. But then again, his father was from Georgia and the books about sister Pelagia also have a convert from judaism among its characters. There is a chance :D
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Re: Orthodox Christian mystery fiction writers
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2012, 05:07:54 PM »
Try this, although he wasn't much into pious talk. The author, Ion Creanga, was a deposed deacon with much love for life, more than the canons envisaged.
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http://www.plural-magazine.com/pdf/article_1641_1.pdf
She hears, upon that water without sound,
A voice that cries, “The tomb in Palestine
Is not the porch of spirits lingering.
It is the grave of Jesus, where he lay.”
We live in an old chaos of the sun,
Or old dependency of day and night,
Or island solitude, unsponsored, free,
Of that wide water, inescapable.