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Boris Akunin - Author

About the Author

Boris Akunin is the pseudonym of Grigory Chkhartishvillihas, who worked as a translator before writing fiction. He has been compared to Gogol, Tolstoy and Arthur Conan Doyle, and his Erast Fandorin books have sold over eight million copies in Russia alone. He lives in Moscow.

Photograph © Basso Cannarsa

Featured books by Boris Akunin

Other books by Boris Akunin

Operation &quote;Transit&quote;

Operation "e;Transit"e;

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 05/03/2018

Major Joseph von Theofels is not destined to have a thorough rest after a severe abdominal wound. A representative of the German General Staff delivers a secret assignment to him, right into his bed. The assignment is that he is to insure, at all cost and by all manner of means, a steady going transit through Germany and absolute security while travelling from Switzerland to Russia of one of the leaders of Russian Bolshevik party with the nickname "e;Lysyi"e;. The Staff has special designs on this man and no one is going to ask Theofels for his opinion. The famous and elusive German resident agent, despite all countermeasures of Russian graymen, fulfils his task. "e;Lysyi"e; does come to Petrograd. The German General Staff buries a mine having tremendous destructive force under the very existence of the Russian Empire. But will dear Vaterland be spared, when all this "e;blows"e;?..

Angels Battalion

Angels Battalion

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 05/03/2018

The last part of the cycle "e;Bruderschaft with Death"e;, the 10th film. Staff captain Alexei Romanov, under rough conditions of decomposition process of Russian army, artificially organized by enemies of the state, helps create so called "e;battalions of death"e; - shock troops, consisting solely of volunteers. It so happened then in history, that when men couldn't and didn't want to defend their own country with deadly force, this matter had to be tackled by women. The "e;battalion of death"e; of Alexei Romanov first commits to attack during the last offensive of the Russian army in June 1917. It charges to win and to make the other units join the attack... The epilogue is worth particular attention - there, a special surprise awaits the reader, the final of some very long-running story.

Children's Book For Boys

Children's Book For Boys

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 05/03/2018

In front of you is the first book from the experimentative literary cycle by Boris Akunin "e;The Genres Project"e;, where each of the books was to be represented only in one particular genre. These, according to the author, are "e;pure"e; examples of different genres of fiction, provided that each of the books is referred to the corresponding genre. In "e;Children's Book For Boys"e; the readers are to meet the adventures of a son of Nicholas Fandorin (the cycle "e;Adventures of a Master"e;) - Lastick. The fifth grader not only had the luck to make a head-spinning journey through a chronohole to the remote past. He also manages to rectify all the mistakes made by founder of their family Theo von Dorn during Crusades...

Spy Novel

Spy Novel

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 05/03/2018

The "e;spy novel"e; is set in the spring of 1941. An agent of Abwehr codenamed Wasser is infiltrated to Moscow. The spy's assignment: to convince the Soviet governing bodies, in every way, that all the intel regarding an attack of Germany on the USSR in the summer of 1941 is just a provocation of British intelligence services. Woefully, this agent succeeds in almost everything. He even meets Stalin in private and during a one-on-one conversation gives him "e;top secret information"e; according to which if Hitlerite Germany happens to decide to attack the Soviet Union, it will take place not before 1943. The Soviet intelligence tries, by all means, to smell out and arrest the spy, but will they manage to do that?..

Week of Three-Eyes (collection)

Week of Three-Eyes (collection)

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 27/02/2018

"e;The Week of Three-Eyes"e; - a historical detective novel in the best traditions of classical books about Fandorin! "e;Staromoskovski Sherlock Holmes"e; is investigating the atrocity of the atrocity, and before the reader's eyes the whole XVIIth century is sweeping, with its wars, dashing robbers and famous riots. Concludes the theme of the seventeenth century play "e;Kill the Serpent,"e; which is also included in the collection.

Prince Cranberry. Spitting of the devil (collection)

Prince Cranberry. Spitting of the devil (collection)

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 27/02/2018

Two novels, included in this collection, are devoted to the life of Ancient Rus of the XIII century. The state is fragmented and weak. For Ingvar, power is a heavy burden, and duty to the subjects of his poor principality requires working hard, not knowing rest. People are already beginning to make ends meet, and the fragile peace with dangerous neighbors-the Polovtsians is holding, and the ruler finally dares to believe in fast happiness. But what will happen if a person, on whose shoulder Igvar has the right to count, will not be able to pass the temptation by the authorities?

Azazel

Azazel

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 13/02/2018

The first novel from the series of adventures of Erast Petrovich Fandorin. Here a reader is to meet the future great sleuth. The old, still patriarchal Moscow of 1876. Young Fandorin is just a correspondence clerk at a detective police department. Entirely by accident, he gets involved into the case for a suicide of a university student. The officials and officers of the police are ready to place the case in the archives, and even several following, very alike, deaths are not a phase to them. But Erast Fandorin notices some discordances in the witness testimony and continues weaseling. The traces and evidence lead him to a real, criminal and mysterious sect, whose plans and goals merely terrify...

Special Assignments. The Jack of Spades

Special Assignments. The Jack of Spades

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 13/02/2018

Incredible things happen in Moscow - some daring swindler, in the most sophisticated ways, manages to deceive the richest people of the city and "e;pick their feathers off"e;. Moreover, as if mocking both at his victims and the police's powerlessness, the cunning fellow leaves his "e;visiting card"e; everywhere - a jack of spades from a deck of cards. This is so much the case, that the villain, with the help of falsified documents, contrives to "e;sell"e; the country estate of Dolgorukiy himself, the governor general of Moscow. The search for the impudent criminal with the nickname Momus is tackled by the detective Erast Petrovich Fandorin himself.

Special Assignments, book The Decorator

Special Assignments, book The Decorator

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 13/02/2018

Moscow is filled with horror. A mysterious murderer, a real maniac, with inhuman cruelty, which astonishes even case-hardened policemen, kills prostitutes. While doing so, he creates merely incredible compositions from the bodies and their internal parts, as though preparing for some devilish performance. Only Erast Petrovich Fandorin is up to the job of finding and catching such a criminal. Given that he has only recently returned from England, where everybody has just begun to come round after the frenzied actions of Jack the Ripper.

State Counsellor

State Counsellor

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 13/02/2018

Everybody in Moscow is frightened by the relentless terror, which has been declared to the authorities by radical revolutionaries. A secret militant organization is acting. Things have come to such a pitch that general Khrapov himself, who was sent to Moscow to regain some order, is murdered. What is more, Erast Petrovich Fandorin himself is arrested on suspicion of murder. But after the first face-to-face interrogation the famous sleuth is cleared of suspicion, and nothing already interferes with his investigation. But why ever are the terrorists-revolutionaries always one step ahead of all investigation measures? Does someone from the highest quarters really help them?

Coronation, or the Last of the Romanovs

Coronation, or the Last of the Romanovs

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 13/02/2018

It's Moscow again. This time it is strenuously preparing for the coronation of the heir to the Russian throne, the future emperor Nikolai Aleksandrovich. But an enormous ordeal comes in on the royal family: an international criminal, doctor Lind is organizing the kidnapping of the future tsar's underage nephew. In return of the boy's life, the villain demands the well-known relic of the House of Romanovs - the diamond Orlov, being a part of the emperor's scepter. Without the scepter, proper coronation is impossible, but the boy's life is also a great value for all the Romanovs. Erast Petrovich Fandorin has already been pursuing doctor Lind for a long time, and his help can be inestimable here. But is that Lind who is behind all of this?

She Lover of Death

She Lover of Death

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 13/02/2018

Now Moscow has its own "e;Suicide society"e;. And it's not some lame joke of decadent esthetes. In practice, it is a real conveyor of death - bodies of self-murderers are found in Moscow more and more often. In their suicide notes almost all of them declare their somewhat incredible and weird love for death. Police would eagerly arrest the culprits. But whom to arrest? So, Erast Petrovich Fandorin has to take up the matter. For sure, he will clear up, what is behind all this: too far-gone new-fashioned craze of modernists or someone's personal design and self-interest?

He Lover of Death

He Lover of Death

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 13/02/2018

It is an interesting occurrence in literature, when Erast Petrovich Fandorin has to enquire into two matters simultaneously. The action in "e;He Lover of Death"e; takes place at the same time as in the novel "e;She Lover of Death"e; - an attentive reader will surely notice here all the subtle intertwinements of storylines and destinies of some characters. The homeless teenager Senka, living, in the truest sense of the word, in the catacombs of a market in Khitrovka, unwittingly becomes the only owner of a countless treasure - an antique silver trove. But too many people, indeed, would also like to own it. From the romantic bandit Knyaz, among whose "e;butt-boys"e; Senka was formerly - to the mysterious and enigmatic murderer, who kills everyone seeing him at least once. And here appears, by hard adventure, a beautiful girl nicknamed Death, who believes that she destroys everyone. Who falls in love with her. Senka would not have been above ground long ago, without this casual encounter with Erast Petrovich Fandorin...

Diamond Chariot

Diamond Chariot

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 13/02/2018

The Dragonfly Catcher. The Russo-Japanese war is in progress. The only more or less normal connection of Russian military units at the theatre of operations in Manchuria to the rest of Russia is railway. Particularly for disrupting this only "e;road of life"e;, a mysterious Japanese infiltrator is delivered there. The search for him and his capture have to be tackled by Erast Petrovich Fandorin himself - a great detective and a big expert in Oriental studies. But the investigation also keeps a personal secret for Erast Petrovich. He is to face an incredible revelation concerning his own past and the past of his family. Between the Lines. Erast Petrovich Fandorin comes to Japan, to Yokohama. Because of some problems, which happened during the voyage on "e;Leviathan"e;, this arrival happens with some delay. And almost immediately the young diplomat gets involved into the thick of things, mysterious and obscure. Having promised the daughter of a small schooner's captain to find the murderers of her father by all means, he becomes a happenstance witness, and sometimes also a participant of lots of the most inconceivable events and political conspiracies. Besides, the local authority, in whose sight the diplomat should look scrupulously clean, is mixed up here as well. Bandits and killers from the harbour dens are mixed up in those things, too. And even the mysterious clan of ninja-shinobi is. And what is more, Erast Fandorin, thanks to his gift of luck in gambling, rescues the robber Masakhiro from death, the latter soon to become Fandorin's loyal friend and help-mate for the entire life. But the main thing is that Fandorin is destined to find here his last love - the Japanese Midori.

Black City

Black City

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 13/02/2018

The scene of the novel is laid in 1914 - just before the First World War. Erast Petrovich Fandorin is quietly taking a rest in a hotel suite in Yalta. Suddenly, the local town governor, general Dumbadze, simply rushes in with terrible news - witnesses saw an armed insurgent with a sniper rifle make his way to the garden of the tsar's Livadia Palace. The tsar's family is in deadly danger. Owing to the great sleuth's effort, the terrorist is caught. But the conspiracy turns out to be much more dangerous and widespread. So, Fandorin is to go off on a journey to the famous "e;Black City"e; - Baku, known for its oil fields. But the way is highly dangerous - the mysterious opponent is one step, or even two steps ahead of the detective. Will Fandorin manage to survive all these woes?..

Planet Water

Planet Water

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 13/02/2018

The latest book, for now, about adventures of the famous detective Erast Petrovich Fandorin. It consists of three, chronologically scattered, independent novellas. In the first, title novella, Fandorin, on board the submarine "e;Lemon 2"e;, designed not without his participation, not only finds the treasure of a sunken Spanish galleon but neutralizes a dangerous lunatic, wishing to arrange a true Noah's Flood. "e;The Lonely Sail"e; is a sad detective story, where the great sleuth has to investigate the murder of the woman, whom he once loved. And, finally, the novella "e;Where to Swim Now?"e; is a detective investigation of a train robbery. By a twist of fate, Fandorin finds himself, almost simultaneously with the gendarmes, on the scene of a bloody robbery of a mail coach. The answer to the question "e;Who are the criminals?"e; will be quite unexpected, for sure.

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