Dictionary of Modern Russian Detective Stories Idioms and Idiomatic Expressions: In 2 Vols. Vol.2 L-Ia.
The dictionary has become a laureate of "The Best Dictionary" prize in "The Books of the Year" contest in 2017. The contest, organised by the Association of the Publishers in Russia, was held for the 26th time.
The dictionary is intended to present the characteristics of idioms and idiomatic expressions of the modern Russian texts, based on 150 detective stories by 70 authors.
The main part of the dictionary describes over 3000 meanings, including idiomatic innovations of the literature language (neologisms, new meanings of the old idioms, idioms that changed their meanings over the years) as well as idiomatic expressions beyond the literature language (jargon idioms). Proverbs and popular sayings, widely used in the modern Russian detective stories, are also included in the dictionary.
It is designed for the specialists in the Russian language, translators as well as those who like metaphorical Russian speech.