Tuesday, December 27, 2011

What's my line?

The following line of dialogue is part of a crime novel I have read recently:
“`God knows how many they've killed. It's Bloody Sunday all over again.’"
Name the countries of a) the author’s birth and b) the story’s setting along with the historical event to which the line refers.

© Peter Rozovsky 2011

6 Comments:

Anonymous Linkmeister said...

"They've" would imply the author is from Northern Ireland. The event is 1972's Bloody Sunday in Derry. I could guess the setting is also Northern Ireland, but that's not as easily surmised.

December 29, 2011  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

The author is indeed from Northern Ireland, but the book takes place in St. Petersburg in 1914, and the Bloody Sunday in question is the St. Petersburg massacre of 1905. The invocation of the term "Bloody Sunday" is no coincidence, I suspect.

December 29, 2011  
Anonymous I.J.Parker said...

You're a sneaky devil, Peter. :)

December 29, 2011  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

My deviltry is a tribute to Ronan Bennett's. The reference manages to strike a chord without being obstrusive.

It's fitting you should comment on this post because I've thought as I've read that you might enjoy Ronan Bennett, especially Havoc, in Its Third Year, which I'm reading now.

December 29, 2011  
Anonymous I.J.Parker said...

Yes, I just caught a glimpse and will definitely dip into his books. I need some decent historical mysteries.

December 29, 2011  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

I recommend Bennett with some trepidation because you're so acid-tongued about authors and books you don't like. But Havoc, in Its Third Year seems so up your alley that if you don't like it, the problem certainly will not lie with me

December 29, 2011  

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