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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.

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Other books by Boris Akunin

Black City

Black City

Author: Boris Akunin Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/2018

The latest book in the internationally bestselling Erast Fandorin Mysteries series Crimea, 1914. When the Tzar's head of security is assassinated, Fandorin is called to investigate: the killer has been overheard mentioning a 'black city' so Fandorin and his trusty companion, Masa, head to Baku, the burgeoning capital of oil. But as soon as they arrive, they are attacked and Fandorin almost drowns in an oil well. Saved by a stranger who hides him in the labyrinth of Baku's Old City, Fandorin begins to suspect the plot might be part of something larger - and much more dangerous. With war brewing in the Balkans, and Europe's empires struggling to contain the threat of revolution, Fandorin must try and solve his difficult case yet before time runs out. An explosive, edge-of-your-seat finale, filled with intrigue, wit and Boris Akunin's unforgettable characters. What readers are saying about the Erast Fandorin Mysteries: 'Think Tolstoy writing James Bond with the logical rigour of Sherlock Holmes' Guardian 'There's a dark twist at the end that has me anxious to continue in this series' Neil on Goodreads (five stars) 'Erast Petrovich Fandorin is a man with lightning-fast reactions, a probing analytical mind and a great arsenal of concealed weaponry' Daily Telegraph 'These books are a fun, riotous read that you don't want to put down' Jill on Goodreads (five stars) 'Gloriously tounge-in-cheek but seriously edge-of-your-seat at the same time' Daily Express

All The World's A Stage Erast Fandorin 11

All The World's A Stage Erast Fandorin 11

Author: Boris Akunin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2018

Eliza Altairsky-Lointaine is the toast of Moscow society, a beautiful actress in an infamous theatre troupe. The estranged wife of a descendant of Genghis Khan, her love life is as colourful as the parts she plays: her ex-husband has threatened to kill anyone who courts her. He appears to be making good on his promise. Fandorin is contacted by concerned friend - the widowed wife of Chekhov - who asks him to investigate an alarming incident involving Eliza. But when he watches Eliza on stage for the first time, he falls desperately in love . . . Can he solve the case - and win over Eliza - without attracting the attentions of the murderer he is trying to find?

life of wonderful people and animals. Short stories about all sorts of things

life of wonderful people and animals. Short stories about all sorts of things

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 19/03/2018

In the new book of Boris Akunin collected historical miniatures that will surprise you, make you happy, make you think, and maybe even "e;withdraw from the comfort zone."e; The lives of remarkable (and sometimes even ordinary - at first glance) people and animals so accurately convey the mood and color of times past, as if we are facing a strange kaleidoscope of extraordinary events and striking characters.

Altyn Tolobas

Altyn Tolobas

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

"e;Altyn Tolobas"e; is the first novel from the cycle "e;Adventures of a Master"e;, which already tells about the grandson of the famous sleuth Erast Fandorin - Nicholas. By a twist of fate and history, Nicholas Fandorin is a British subject, Master of History. His scholarly endeavor is dedicated, first of all, to studying the history of the Fandorins' family. And thus, an interesting historical document comes to his hand. This document not only denotes location of an ancient mysterious treasure, but is also indicative of the fact that the progenitor of the Russian branch of the old European family von Dorn is directly relevant to this buried treasure. To study it all out, Nicholas has to go to modern Russia. At once two storylines are skillfully intertwined in the novel. The second one refers to the beginning of the XVII century and tells about the very progenitor - Cornelius von Dorn, invited to the court of tsar Aleksey Mikhailovich for military service. The remote great-great-grandfather and his present-day descendant are following almost the same route - to Moscow. Incredible adventures, almost fairy tale treasure and true love await both of them. You know, history often repeats itself...

Extracurricular Reading

Extracurricular Reading

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

Nicholas Fandorin, the last descendant of the honoured family of the von Dorns and a grandson of the famous sleuth Erast Fandorin, now lives in Russia, too. He even runs his own business, a fairly peculiar one - he gives people advice. Serious, and most importantly - thorough life advice. And these pieces of advice always work. Even in such an extreme and horrifying situation, when a daughter of a distinguished and well-known plastic surgeon is kidnapped, and when one needs to decide, what is worth more - the child's life or glory and wealth. It is aligned with the second storyline, when one of the Fandorins - Danila Larionovich, in the epoch of the reign of Catherine the Great, is also to choose - either honours and a meteorical career, in exchange for a trifling favor. Or saving lives of an innocent talented child and a woman in love. What will the Fandorins choose?

F. M.

F. M.

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

And again puzzles and mysteries are in the way of the grandson of Erast Fandorin - Nicholas Fandorin. This time, weirdly enough, a part of seemingly lost forever manuscript by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky - the lost variant of "e;Crime and Punishment"e; - comes to his hand. The manuscript is merely invaluable, literally in every sense of the word. But will it be possible to find, and most importantly - to save it, when, in this search, Nicholas Fandorin is countered by a mysterious rival? Someone, transforming either into a spiderman, or into an anime character, or even into Red Riding Hood?..

Falcon and the Swallow

Falcon and the Swallow

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

Nicholas Fandorin is travelling on board a huge cruise liner "e;Falcon"e;, enjoying his quite well-deserved rest. But all at the same time he tries to crack the mystery of a manuscript leading to teeming treasures. By the way, Nicholas's rich kinswoman - aunt Cynthia - both paid for the cruise and sent the manuscript. But why in the world did she display such lavishness, as-yet unheard? One should always be in for surprises from remote relatives of the von Dorns-Fandorins... Here again the principle of historical parallels and analogies works - in the XVIII century, in the same waters, a caper frigate "e;Swallow"e; used to sail. To be sure, this coincidence is also not random.

Pelagia and the Black Monk

Pelagia and the Black Monk

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

Strange and awful things begin to happen again in formerly the quietest and the safest Zavolzhsk province. Around remote Novo-Araratskiy monastery, in the very north of the region, rumours about some ghostly Black Monk proliferate and increase. This not only frightens random people, but can even bring them to death. But the real horror begins then, when all envoys of bishop Mitrofani, who were sent by him to the far monastery with the task of figuring the mysteries out at the scene, one by one die or at the best go insane. The bishop himself was laid low by dismay and grief. So, nun Pelagia starts out for far Novy Ararat, without permission and pastoral blessing...

Infant and the Devil

Infant and the Devil

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

The first book, or, as the author himself, Boris Akunin, called it - "e;film"e;, from the 10-series cycle "e;Bruderschaft with Death"e;. Almost the entire cycle represents exciting short stories, full of the most unexpected and incredible adventures, the action in them taking place in the years of World War I. "e;The Infant and the Devil"e; is a story of the confrontation between Russian and German military intelligence literally in the first days, or, rather, hours of the beginning of the war. A young student of mathematics Alexei Romanov unintentionally, out of ignorance, helps a German resident agent Sepp von Theofels escape. Having realized his awful error, Alexei asks the chief of Russian counterintelligence division to give him the chance to atone for his guilt and to let him participate in a further attempt of catching the spy. Will he be accorded such a permission, and will the elusive spy be catched red-handed?

Torment of a Broken Heart

Torment of a Broken Heart

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

Alexei Romanov, already familiar to the reader from the first film of "e;Bruderschaft with Death"e;, enlists to the German front, in order to clear his skirts. But after being wounded, he is invalided out of the army. His quiet life isn't much of a success, either - Alexei's fiancee married another man. Full of despair, the young man is already about to take his own life, but, by way of chance, he is saved from suicide by first lieutenant Kozlovsky - the chief of the counterintelligence division from the first part. The first lieutenant suggests Alexei's taking part in a new operation of his service. It is necessary to get across to Switzerland, under the guise of strolling actors, and steal the inestimable card-index of agents from so called "e;Spy share market"e;. Will such a daring operation be a success? And what surprise, for Alexei himself, does the detailed card-index of spying agents hide?

Flying Elephant

Flying Elephant

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

And again the German spy and resident agent Sepp von Theofels tries, in every possible way, to do harm to the army of the Russian Empire. This time his goal is the newest domestically made super-aeroplane "e;Ilya Muromets"e;. Von Theofels longed not only for sabotaging the trial run of this aeroplane, converted to a powerful bomber, but also for destroying it. And, preferably, together with its implementer - Igor Sikorsky. But the Russian counterintelligence is out in the way of the star of German espionage. Plus the courageous crew of "e;Muromets"e;.

Wandering Man

Wandering Man

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

And again the hardened German spy Sepp von Theofels, together with his inseparable servant and bodyguard Timo, gets across to the territory of the Russian Empire. This time the goal of his elaborated covert operation, an ingenious and cunning one, is discrediting the head of Russian military counterintelligence - general Vladimir Zhukovski. In order not only to deprive this very service of its leader, but also to defame it in every possible way. But the "e;German genious"e; is again jeopardized by inquisitive Slavonic minds.

Let the Thunder of Victory Rumble!

Let the Thunder of Victory Rumble!

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

Alexei Romanov, who already rose to the rank of second lieutenant, receives a new assignment. He needs, with utmost care and accuracy, to deflect attention of German and Austrian spies away from so called "e;section 12"e;, by any means. Here, in strictest confidence and kept secret even from some local units, preparation for the well-known breakthrough of Austrian front by Russian troops begins. That one, which will go down in war history as the famous "e;Brusilov Offensive"e;. But this will happen later. And now the main question is - in what way to convince the hostile intelligence, believing to no one, of absolute quiet in "e;section 12"e;?..

Mariya, Maria...

Mariya, Maria...

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

German intelligence, in the person of same old Joseph von Theofels, is designing a monstrous act of sabotage in the very heart of Black Sea Fleet - in Sevastopol. And it sounds like no one is already able to disturb plans of the Germans. Even Russian counterintelligence is quite lagging behind, this time. So, should one just throw in the towel now? Is it really impossible to save the "e;pearl"e; of the fleet - battleship "e;Imperatritsa Mariya"e;, remaining off the harbor, or the daughter of the commanding officer, commodore Ivan Kozeltsov, Maria? And what kind of astonishing secret does connect these two names - "e;Mariya"e; and Maria?

Nothing Sacred

Nothing Sacred

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

And again, in front of us is a confrontation of Joseph von Theofels, the best resident agent of German intelligence and a lieutenant of Russian counterintelligence Alexei Romanov. This time the aim of the operation worked out in German General Staff is the life of the emperor of Russia Nicholas II himself. Who of the persons closest to the emperor can become a real instrument of death? And how to hamper this monstrous design?

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.

Yin and Yang

Yin and Yang

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

It is a rather rare genre - the play about the adventures of Erast Petrovich Fandorin. The famous sleuth is invited to an estate located near Moscow, where the will of a millionaire and collector of rare antiquities Boretskiy is to be read. After the unsealing of the will it turns out that the estate itself and all the funds of the deceased one are passing to his niece Inga, and the weird black-and-white fan with hieroglyphic inscriptions goes to his nephew Jan. Who of the heritors is deprived, and what secret does this fan hide? What's interesting is that the play is written in two variants - black and white - why ever did the author need it?..

All The World's A Stage Erast Fandorin 11

All The World's A Stage Erast Fandorin 11

Author: Boris Akunin Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/09/2017

THE 11TH BOOK IN THE BESTSELLING ERAST FANDORIN MYSTERIES SERIES EBRD LITERATURE PRIZE FINALIST 'This is Akunin on characteristic form... the pages race by' Guardian Eliza Altairsky-Lointaine is the toast of Moscow society, a beautiful actress in an infamous theatre troupe. Her love life is as colourful as the parts she plays. She is the estranged wife of a descendant of Genghis Khan. And her ex-husband has threatened to kill anyone who courts her. He appears to be making good on his promise. Fandorin is contacted by concerned friend - the widowed wife of Chekhov - who asks him to investigate an alarming incident involving Eliza. But when he watches Eliza on stage for the first time, he falls desperately in love . . . Can he solve the case - and win over Eliza - without attracting the attentions of the murderer he is trying to find? What readers are saying about the Erast Fandorin Mysteries: 'I loved how it consumes you, making you believe that you're indeed living in different era' Olga on Goodreads (five stars) 'A delightful mystery/adventure! There's a dark twist at the end that has me anxious to continue in this series' Neil on Goodreads (five stars) 'These books are a fun, riotous read that you don't want to put down until you've completed each and every one of them' Jill on Goodreads (five stars) 'Every sentence is a delight to read... I am almost feeling bereft now that I have once more run out of English copies of Akunin's work.' Kate on Goodreads (five stars) A page-turning delight perfect for fans of Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot and the Russian literary greats. Shortlisted for the inaugural EBDR Literature Prize.

State Counsellor

State Counsellor

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 04/07/2017

Since the publication of The Winter Queen, a New York Times Notable Book and the first mystery featuring Erast Fandorin, Boris Akunin's historical mystery series has become a worldwide sensation, selling millions of copies and propelling Akunin into the ranks of Russia's most widely read contemporary novelists. The first new Fandorin novel available to an American audience in a decade, The State Counsellor tests the handsome diplomat-detective's guile and integrity like no mystery before. Moscow, 1891. The new Governor General of Siberia has been secreted away on a train from St. Petersburg to the former Russian capital. A blizzard rages outside as a mustachioed official climbs aboard just outside the city; with his trademark stutter, he introduces himself as State Counsellor Erast Fandorin. He then thrusts a dagger inscribed with the initials CG into the general's heart, and tearing off his mustache, escapes out the carriage window. The head of the Department of Security soon shows up at the real Fandorin's door and arrests him for murder. The only way to save his reputation is to find CG-and the mole within the government who is feeding the dangerous group information. Can Fandorin survive corruption among his fellow officials, the fearlessness of an unknown enemy, and the advances of a sultry young nihilist with his morals intact? The State Counsellor is a colorful entertainer from a master of the sly historical romp.

Children of the Moon

Children of the Moon

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 09/02/2017

Alexei Romanov is far cry from that romantic youth from the first parts of "e;Bruderschaft with Death"e;. In the fourth film, in front of us is a finalist of the seret school of Russian counterintelligence in rank of an ensign. But, by a twist of fate, he is again to become sort of a decadence lover - the fresh ensign is ordered to go undercover into a circle of snobbish decadents, frequenters of the cabaret "e;Children of the Moon"e;. It is through this circle where leakage of most important and secret information from the Main artillery headquarters happens...

Ljubov' k istorii

Ljubov' k istorii

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2013

N N N N - N N N N N N N N N N N NZN , N N N N N N N ( N N N N N N ) N N N N . N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N NZN N N N N N ; N N N N N N N ; N N N N N N N N N N N .Boris Akunin - Ljubov' k istorii

Bellona

Bellona

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2013

z - N N N , N N N N N N NZ N N N N . z NS N N N N NZ N N N NZ N N N N N sN N N N , N N N N N N N N N : N N N N N .Boris Akunin - Bellona

Devjatnyj Spas

Devjatnyj Spas

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2013

N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N - N N N N N N N N . N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N . N N N N N N N N N Y N N , N N N N N N N N N NZ N N N N N . N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N NZ N N N N N N N N NZ N N N N N N N N NSN N N N N N N N N N . N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N Y N N N . z N , N N N , N N N N .Boris Akunin - Devjatnyj Spas

Geroj inogo vremeni

Geroj inogo vremeni

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2013

N N N N N N N s N N N N N N . N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N : N - N , N N - N N , N N N N , NZ N .Boris Akunin - Geroj inogo vremeni

Kreativshhik

Kreativshhik

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2013

N N N N NZ N , N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N NS N N , N N N N N , N N N N . N N N N N N N N N NZN N N N N N : N N N N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N . N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N . N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N , N N NZN N N N N N N , N N N N N .Boris Akunin - Kreativshhik

Vremena goda

Vremena goda

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2013

VREMENA GODA N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N . N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N - N N N N N N N s N . - N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N . N N N N - N N N N N N , N N N N N N , NZN N N N N N N N N N . N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N . Y N - - N , N NZN NZ N N N , N N - N N N N . N N , N N N N N N N N .Boris Akunin - Vremena goda

Detskaja kniga   dlja mal'chikov

Detskaja kniga dlja mal'chikov

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2013

N N N N - N N N N N N N N N N N N - N N N N N N N N N N : N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N - N N N N N N N ...Boris Akunin - Detskaja kniga dlja mal'chikov

Fantastika

Fantastika

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2013

N N N N N N N N N N N N N - N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N . N N N N N N N , N , N N N N . N N N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N NZ, N N N N NZ N N N N N NZ N N N N N N N N . N N N N N N N N N 1991- - N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N .Boris Akunin - Fantastika

Kvest

Kvest

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2013

N N -N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N NZN N , N N N N N N N . s N N N N N N N N N N - N NZN N N N - , N N N NZ N N N N N N , N N N NZ N N N . N N N N N N NZ N N N N N N N NZN N N N . N N NZ N N N N N N N N N N - N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N NZ N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N NZ N N N . N N - N N N N N , N , N N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N - .Boris Akunin - Kvest

Shpionskij roman

Shpionskij roman

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2013

N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N . , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N : N N N N , N N . N N N N N N , NZN N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N ( N N N N , - , N N N N N ) N N NZ, N N N N NZ N N N N N , N N N .Boris Akunin - Shpionskij roman

Aristonomija

Aristonomija

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2013

N N N ( N N N N N N ) N N N N NZN N N N N , N , N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N . Y N N - N N N N N N N N N N N NZN N N N . N N N N N N N N N N . Boris Akunin - Aristonomija

Chajka

Chajka

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2013

N N N - N N N N N N N N N , N N N N , N N N N N . N N N N N NZ N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N NZ N N N N N N N N N N . N N N N N NZ N NZNZ N N N N N N N N N N , N N N N N ... N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N . N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N , N N , N N N N N N NZ N N N NZ N N N N N N N N N . s N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N -N N . N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N .Boris Akunin - Chajka

Kladbishhenskie istorii

Kladbishhenskie istorii

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2013

s N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N - N N N N . N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N . N N N N N N NZN N N N N N N N N N N N N , N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N . N N NZ N N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N .Boris Akunin - Kladbishhenskie istorii

Komedija/Tragedija

Komedija/Tragedija

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2013

N N / N N N N N N N N N . N - N N N N N NZ N N N N N . N N NZ N N N N N N N N N N N N N ( N N ) N N N N N N N N N N . N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N , N N N N N N , N N N N N N NZ. N N N N N N N N N N (N N N N N , N N , zN N , N , N N - N N ), N N N N N N N N NZN N NZ N N N N N N N N N N N N . N NZ N N N N . N , N N N N N N N N N N N N , N , N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N NZ N N N N N N .Boris Akunin - Komedija/Tragedija

Pisatel' i samoubijstvo

Pisatel' i samoubijstvo

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2013

s N N N N N N N N N N NZ N N N N N N N N N N N N N - N N N N N . N N N N N N N N N N , NZN N N , N N , N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N -N N N - N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N , N N homo scribens N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N homo sapiens. Y N N N N N N N - N N N N N N N N - N N N 350 N N N N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N .Boris Akunin - Pisatel' i samoubijstvo

Skazki dlja idiotov

Skazki dlja idiotov

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2013

N N - N N N N N N N N N N N N N N , N N N N 2000 N . N N N NZN N N N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N , N N N N N . N N N N N N N N N N N N N N NZ N N N N N , N N NZN N N N N N N N N N N N N N XX , N N N N N N N N NZN N N N N N N , N N N NZ N N NZ N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N NZ N NZ.Boris Akunin - Skazki dlja Idiotov

Altyn-tolobas

Altyn-tolobas

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2013

N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N - N N N N N N N N N - N N . XVII N N N N N N - N N N N N N N N s N N N N N N N N N N N N N NZ N N N . N N N N N N N N N N N N N . N N N N N N N NZ , N N N N - N N .Boris Akunin - Altyn-tolobas

F. M.

F. M.

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2013

N N N N N N N N . N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N : N N N N Y N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N NZN - N N N N N N N N N , N N N N NZN N N NZ N N N N .Boris Akunin - F. M.

Sokol i Lastochka

Sokol i Lastochka

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2013

YN N N N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N (' N N - N ', ' N N N N ', ' . .'), N N NZN N N N N N N N N N NZN N N N . N N N N N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N , N , N , N N N N N N N N N zN N N N N N .Boris Akunin - Sokol i Lastochka

Vneklassnoe chtenie

Vneklassnoe chtenie

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2013

z N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N NZN N N N N N N N N N NZN N N N -N N N N , NZ N N N N N N N N N .Boris Akunin - Vneklassnoe chtenie

Pelagija i belyj bul'dog

Pelagija i belyj bul'dog

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2013

Y N N N N - N N N N N NZN N Y (N N N N N N N N N NS) N N N N N N N N N N , N N 2001 N . N N N N N N N N XIX , N N N . N N N N N N , N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N .Boris Akunin - Pelagija i belyj bul'dog

Pelagija i chernyj monah

Pelagija i chernyj monah

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2013

N N N N N N N N N N N N N N . N N N N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N . N , N N N N N N N N N N N N ... , N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N . N N NZN N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N . YN N N N N N N N N , N N N N N ...Boris Akunin - Pelagija i chernyj monah

Pelagija i krasnyj petuh

Pelagija i krasnyj petuh

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2013

N N N N N N N N N N N N NZ N NZN N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N . N N N N N N N , N N N NZ N N N N N N N N Y N , N N N - N N , N N , N N N N , N N N N ...Boris Akunin - Pelagija i krasnyj petuh

Marija Marija... Nichego svjatogo

Marija Marija... Nichego svjatogo

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2013

Y N N N N "e;, N N ... (N N N N N ) N N N N N N N N NZ N N N . N N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N .Boris Akunin - Marija"e;, Marija Nichego svjatogo

Letajushhij slon.  Deti Luny

Letajushhij slon. Deti Luny

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2013

' N N N N N N N N N ' - N 10 N N N N N N N N ' - ', N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N NZ N N N . N N N N N N N 'N N ' N N N N N N NZN N 'N N ' N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N 1915 N . N N N N N N N N N N N NZN N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N .Boris Akunin - Letajushhij slon. Deti Luny

Mladenec i chert. Muka razbitogo serdca

Mladenec i chert. Muka razbitogo serdca

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2013

N N N N N N N N N N 10 N N N N N N N N - , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N NZ N N N . N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N Y N N . Y N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N Y N N N : N N N N N N N N - N N .Boris Akunin - Mladenec i chert. Muka razbitogo serdca

Operacija Tranzit Batal'on angelov

Operacija Tranzit Batal'on angelov

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2013

N N N N N N N N N - N 10 N N N N N N N N - , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N NZ N N N . N N N N N N "e; ( N N N "e;) N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N . N N "e; (N N N N N N , NZN N N N ) N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N .Boris Akunin - Batal'on angelov. Operacija Tranzit

Strannyj chelovek. Grom pobedy, razdavajsja!

Strannyj chelovek. Grom pobedy, razdavajsja!

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2013

N N N N N N N N N - N 10 N N N N N N N N - , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N NZ N N N . Y N N N N N N ( N N N N ) N N N N N N N N NZ N N NZ, N N N NZ N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N . N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N Boris Akunin - Strannyj chelovek. Grom pobedy, razdavajsja

Leviafan

Leviafan

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 25/04/2013

N N N N N . N N N N N N NZN N N N N N N N XIX N N N N , N N N N N N , N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N .Boris Akunin - Leviafan

Almaznaja kolesnica

Almaznaja kolesnica

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 25/04/2013

N N N N N N , N N N N NZN N N N N N . N N N N N N ( N N N N ) N N NZN N N N N N . N N N N N N N N N N 1905 N , N N N - 1878 N .1905 , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N . N N N N N N N - N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N . N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N . N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N - N N - N N N N . N N N N N N N N , N N N , N N - 1878 N , N N N NZN N - N N .Boris Akunin - Almaznaja kolesnica

Azazel'

Azazel'

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 25/04/2013

N - N N N N N N N N N N N N N . N N N N N N , N N , N N N N N , N N N . N N N N Y N N N N N N N N N N , N N N N NZ N N N N N N N N N N N . s N N N N N N N N N N N N N N zN N N N N N N NZN N N N N N N N N N N N .Boris Akunin - Azazel'

Dekorator

Dekorator

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 25/04/2013

N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N ... sN -N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N . N N N N N N , N N N N N N . N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N Boris Akunin - Dekorator

In' i Jan

In' i Jan

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 25/04/2013

N - N N N N N N N N N N N . z N N N NZ N N N N N N N , N N N N N N NZ, N N N N N N N N N N . Y N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N .Boris Akunin - In' i Jan

Koronacija, ili Poslednij iz Romanov

Koronacija, ili Poslednij iz Romanov

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 25/04/2013

N N N , Y N N ( N N N N N ) - N N N N N N N N NZN N N N N N . N N N N N N N N N 1896 N , N N N N N N N II. Y N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N . Y N N N N , N NZN N N N N , N N N N N N N zN , N N N N N N N N N N N N N , N N . N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N . N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N . N N N Y N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N . Y N N N N N N N N N NZ , N N N N N N N N N . s N N N N N N N N N NZ N N N N N N N N XIX N N N N N N NZ N N N N N N .Boris Akunin - Koronacija, ili Poslednij iz romanov

Ljubovnica smerti

Ljubovnica smerti

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 25/04/2013

N N N N ( N N N ) - N N N N N N N N NZN N N N N N . N N N N N N N N N N - N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N NZ. N N N N N N N , N N N N - N . N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N , N , N N N N NZ. s N N N N N N N N N , , N N N N , N N N N , N N N N N N N NZ N N N N N N NZ N N . YN N N N , N N N N N N NZ N Y N , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N . N N N N N N N N N NZ NZ N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N .Boris Akunin - Ljubovnica smerti

Ljubovnik smerti

Ljubovnik smerti

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 25/04/2013

N N N ( N N N N ) - N N N N N N N N N NZN N N N N N . N N N - N N N , N N N N N N N N N N . - N N N , N N N N N N , N N N N N N N . - N N N N , N N N N N N N , N N N N N . N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N NZ N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N , N N N N N . N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N NZ, , N , N N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N .Boris Akunin - Ljubovnik smerti

Smert' Ahillesa

Smert' Ahillesa

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 25/04/2013

N N N N N ( N N N N ) - N N N N N NZN N N N N N 1882 N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N . N N N N N , N N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N Y N N ( N N N - N N N N ) N N N N N N N N N N . N , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N , N N N N N N , N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N .Boris Akunin - Smert' Ahillesa

The Diamond Chariot Erast Fandorin 10

The Diamond Chariot Erast Fandorin 10

Author: Boris Akunin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2012

A stunning and epic finale to the series, pitting Fandorin against both Ninjas and terrorists on the Trans-Siberian Express! The first of the interlinked plotlines is set in Russia during the Russo-Japanese War in 1905. Fandorin is charged with protecting the Trans-Siberian Railway from Japanese sabotage in a pacy adventure filled with double agents and ticking bombs. Then we travel back to the Japan of the late 1870s. This is the story of Fandorin's arrival and life in Yokohama, his first meeting with Masa and the martial arts education that came in so handy later. He investigates the death of a Russian ship-captain, fights for a woman, exposes double-agents in the Japanese police, fights against, and then with the ninjas, and becomes embroiled in a shocking finale that interweaves the two stories and ties up the series as a whole.

He Lover of Death Erast Fandorin 9

He Lover of Death Erast Fandorin 9

Author: Boris Akunin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2011

Akunin goes noir as Fandorin meets bandits! Senka Skorikov, orphan and urchin, has been abandoned to the murky world of Moscow's gangster district. While picking a pocket or two, he glimpses the most beautiful woman he has ever seen, and joins the gang of her overlord lover, The Prince, so desperate he is to meet her. Senka climbs the criminal ranks, uncovering a stash of precious metal, and gradually capturing the heart of his beloved Death - so named for the life expectancy of her lovers. But as the bandit community balks at his success on both fronts, threats on his life begin to pour in . A dandy and his 'Chinese' sidekick seem to be taking an inordinate interest in Senka's welfare, and it becomes clear that those threatening Senka are linked to a spate of murders, grizzly even by underworld standards. Fandorin must unweave a tangled web of narcotics, false identities and organised crime - but can he survive an encounter with the ever-alluring Death unscathed? Find out in the darkest Fandorin to date!

She Lover Of Death Erast Fandorin 8

She Lover Of Death Erast Fandorin 8

Author: Boris Akunin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2010

Can Fandorin infiltrate a secret society to save Moscow's youth? A dark and decadent detective story from the master of Russian crime fiction. There's been rising concern in Moscow over a wave of suicides among the city's young bohemians. An intrepid newspaper reporter, Zhemailo, begins to uncover the truth behind the phenomenon - that the victims are linked by a secret society, the Lovers of Death. But Zhemailo is not the only investigator hot on the heels of these disciples of the occult. Little do they realise that the latest 'convert' to their secret society, assuming the alias of a Japanese prince, is none other than Erast Fandorin. But when a young and naive provincial woman, Masha Mironova, becomes embroiled in the society, and Zhemalio dies a mysterious death, Fandorin must do more than merely infiltrate and observe. Especially when the spin of the Russian roulette wheel decrees that our dashing hero be the next to die by his own hand. Can Fandorin fake his own demise, all while outwitting the cult's dastardly leader?

The Coronation Erast Fandorin 7

The Coronation Erast Fandorin 7

Author: Boris Akunin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/03/2010

Fandorin returns in a swashbuckling tale of abduction and intrigue, set during the build-up to the coronation of Tsar Nicholas II. Grand Duke Georgii Alexandrovich arrives in Moscow for the coronation, with three of his children. During an afternoon stroll, daughter Xenia is dragged away by bandits, only to be rescued by an elegant gentleman and his oriental sidekick. The passing heroes introduce themselves as Fandorin and Masa, but panic ensues when they realise that four-year old Mikhail has been snatched in the confusion. A ransom letter arrives from an international criminal demanding the handover of the Count Orlov, an enormous diamond on the royal sceptre which is due to play a part in the coronation. Can the gentleman detective find Mikhail in time?

Pelagia And The Red Rooster The Third Sister Pelagia Mystery

Pelagia And The Red Rooster The Third Sister Pelagia Mystery

Author: Boris Akunin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/11/2009

The next caper in the Sister Pelagia mystery from the bestselling author of THE WINTER QUEEN. Returning from the Synod in St Petersburg - and an official rebuke of her crime-fighting ways - Sister Pelagia finds herself aboard a steamer dodging pickpockets, zealots and a sinister man with a detachable eye. But a brutal murder in the next cabin spells the end of her sleuthing retirement, and the start of an investigation that will take her to the Holy Land and far beyond. Pelagia's journey is peppered with tales of miracles and roosters, and caves that act as portals to other worlds. But an assassin is closing in, pursuing the sister to the land of the Gospels where her criminal enquiry becomes a spiritual enquiry as she sets down her knitting needles to question the very foundations of her faith...

The State Counsellor Erast Fandorin 6

The State Counsellor Erast Fandorin 6

Author: Boris Akunin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/01/2009

Dashing hero Erast Fandorin returns for another intriguing Russian crime caper, from the bestselling author of THE WINTER QUEEN. General Khrapov, newly appointed Governor-General of Siberia and soon-to-be Minister of the Interior, is murdered in his official saloon carriage on his way from St Petersburg to Moscow. The killer, disguised as Fandorin, leaves a knife thrust up to the hilt in his victim's chest and escapes through the window of the carriage. Can Fandorin escape suspicion? A battle of wills and ideals, revolutionaries and traditionalists and good versus evil.

Pelagia And The Black Monk The Second Sister Pelagia Mystery

Pelagia And The Black Monk The Second Sister Pelagia Mystery

Author: Boris Akunin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/04/2008

Sister Pelagia, bespectacled, freckled, woefully clumsy and possessed of a not very nunnish aptitude for solving crimes, returns in a tale of monastic intrigue, murder and adventure. Just as the dust from the case of the White Bulldog begins to settle in the small Russian town of Zavolzhsk, its sleepy rural existence is shaken up once again by the arrival of a desperately frightened monk who seeks the help of the bishop, Mitrofanii. The monks have been troubled by visions of a dark, hooded figure that appears to walk on the waters of the vast Blue Lake surrounding their monastery. Sceptical of ghost stories, Mitrofanii sends first his clever young ward, then two of his most trusted advisors, to investigate the mystery. All meet with unexpected fates. Finally Sister Pelagia takes matters into her own hands and, adopting a number of ingenious disguises, she ventures across the Blue Lake in search of answers. As she delves deeper into the layers of secrecy that cloak the islanders, and as the body count continues to rise, Pelagia begins to realise that an encounter with a ghost may be the least of her problems...

Murder on the Leviathan

Murder on the Leviathan

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 26/02/2008

Paris, 1878: Eccentric antiquarian Lord Littleby and his ten servants are found murdered in Littlebys mansion on the rue de Grenelle, and a priceless Indian shawl is missing. Police commissioner Papa Gauche recovers only one piece of evidence from the crime scene: a golden key shaped like a whale. Gauche soon deduces that the key is in fact a ticket of passage for the Leviathan, a gigantic steamship soon to depart Southampton on its maiden voyage to Calcutta. The murderer must be among its passengers.In Cairo, the ship is boarded by a young Russian diplomat with a shock of white hairnone other than Erast Fandorin, the celebrated detective of Boris Akunins The Winter Queen. The sleuth joins forces with Gauche to determine which of ten unticketed passengers on the Leviathan is the rue de Grenelle killer.Tipping his hat to Agatha Christie, Akunin assembles a colorful cast of suspectsincluding a secretive Japanese doctor, a professor who specializes in rare Indian artifacts, a pregnant Swiss woman, and an English aristocrat with an appetite for collecting Asian treasuresall of whom are con?ned together until the crime is solved. As the Leviathan steams toward Calcutta, will Fandorin be able to out-investigate Gauche and discover who the killer is, even as the ships passengers are murdered, one by one? Already an international sensation, Boris Akunins latest page-turner transports the reader back to the glamorous, dangerous past in a richly atmospheric tale of suspense on the high seas.From the Hardcover edition.

Winter Queen

Winter Queen

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 26/02/2008

Moscow, May 1876: What would cause a talented young student from a wealthy family to shoot himself in front of a promenading public in the Alexander Gardens? Decadence and boredom, most likely, is what the commander of the Criminal Investigation Division of the Moscow Police thinks, but still he finds it curious enough to send the newest member of the division, Erast Fandorin, a young man of irresistible charm, to the Alexander Gardens precinct for more information. Fandorin is not satisfied with the conclusion that this is an open-and-shut case, nor with the preliminary detective work the precinct has doneand for good reason: The bizarre and tragic suicide is soon connected to a clear case of murder, witnessed firsthand by Fandorin. There are many unresolved questions. Why, for instance, have both victims left their fortunes to an orphanage run by the English Lady Astair? And who is the beautiful A.B., whose signed photograph is found in the apparent suicides apartment? Relying on his keen intuition, the eager sleuth plunges into an investigation that leads him across Europe, landing him at the deadly center of a terrorist conspiracy of worldwide proportions.In this thrilling mystery that brings nineteenth-century Russia to vivid life, Akunin has created one of the most eagerly anticipated novels in years.From the Hardcover edition.

Death of Achilles

Death of Achilles

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 26/02/2008

In 1882, after six years of foreign travel and adventure, renowned diplomat and detective Erast Fandorin returns to Moscow in the heart of Mother Russia. His Moscow homecoming is anything but peaceful. In the hotel where he and his loyal if impertinent manservant Masa are staying, Fandorins old war-hero friend General Michel Sobolev (Achilles to the crowd) has been found dead, felled in his armchair by an apparent heart attack. But Fandorin suspects an unnatural cause. His suspicions lead him to the boudoir of the beautiful singernot exactly a courtesanknown as Wanda. Apparently, in Wandas bed, the general secretly breathed his last. . . .From the Trade Paperback edition.

Turkish Gambit

Turkish Gambit

Author: Boris Akunin Format: eBook Release Date: 26/02/2008

[Akunin] writes gloriously pre-Soviet prose, sophisticated and suffused in Slavic melanchioly and thoroughly worthy of nineteenth-century forebearers like Gogol and Chekhov.TimeIt is 1877, and war has broken out between Russia and the Ottoman Empire. The Bulgarian front resounds with the thunder of cavalry charges, the roar of artillery, and the clash of steel on steel during the worlds last great horse-and-cannon conflict. Amid the treacherous atmosphere of a nineteenth-century Russian field army, former diplomat and detective extraordinaire Erast Fandorin finds his most confounding case.Its difficulties are only compounded by the presence of Varya Suvorova, a deadly serious (and seriously beautiful) woman with revolutionary ideals who has disguised herself as a boy in order to find her respected comrade and fiancPyotr Yablokov, an army cryptographer. Even after Fandorin saves her life, Varya can hardly bear to thank such a lackey of the throne for his efforts.But when Yablokov is accused of espionage and faces imprisonment and execution, Varya must turn to Fandorin to find the real culprit . . . a mission that forces her to reconsider his courage, deductive mind, and piercing gaze.Filled with the same delicious detail, ingenious plotting, and subtle satire as The Winter Queen and Murder on the Leviathan, The Turkish Gambit confirms Boris Akunins status as a master of the historical thrillerand Erast Fandorin as a detective for the ages.From the Hardcover edition.

Special Assignments Erast Fandorin 5

Special Assignments Erast Fandorin 5

Author: Boris Akunin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2008

Boris Akunin's well-loved, inimitable hero faces two very different adversaries: one, a deft, comedic swindler and master of disguise, whose machinations send ripples spreading through the carefully maintained calm of Moscow in 1886. The other is a brutal serial killer, driven by an insane, maniacal obsession, who strikes terror into the heart of the Moscow slums in 1889 - and who may have more in common with London's own Jack the Ripper than simply a taste for women of easy virtue.

The Death of Achilles Erast Fandorin 4

The Death of Achilles Erast Fandorin 4

Author: Boris Akunin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2006

Erast Fandorin returns to Moscow, and he just can't seem to keep out of trouble... The fourth novel in the bestselling crime series from the author of THE WINTER QUEEN. Erast Fandorin returns to Moscow after an absence of six years, only to find himself instantly embroiled in court politics and scandal. His old friend General Sobolev - the famous 'Russian Achilles' - has been found dead in a hotel room, and Fandorin suspects foul play. Using his now-famous powers of detection - powers that belie his twenty-six years - Fandorin embarks on an investigation, during which the political and the personal may become dangerously blurred. With the assistance of some formidable martial arts skills, acquired whilst Fandorin was in Japan, our eccentric and ingenious hero must endeavour to discover not so much whodunit, as why...

Turkish Gambit Erast Fandorin 2

Turkish Gambit Erast Fandorin 2

Author: Boris Akunin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2005

Erast Fandorin returns in another thrilling Russian crime caper, from the bestselling author of THE WINTER QUEEN. The Russo-Turkish war is at a critical juncture, and Erast Fandorin, broken-hearted and disillusioned, has gone to the front in an attempt to forget his sorrows. But Fandorin's efforts to steer clear of trouble are thwarted when he comes to the aid of Varvara Suvorova - a 'progressive' Russian woman trying to make her way to the Russian headquarters to join her fiance. Within days, Varvara's fiance has been accused of treason, a Turkish victory looms on the horizon, and there are rumours of a Turkish spy hiding within their own camp. Our reluctant gentleman sleuth will need to resurrect all of his dormant powers of detection if he is to unmask the traitor, help the Russians to victory and smooth the path of young love.

The Winter Queen An Erast Fandorin Mystery 1

The Winter Queen An Erast Fandorin Mystery 1

Author: Boris Akunin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/01/2004

THE FIRST BOOK IN THE MULTI-MILLION COPY, INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING ERAST FANDORIN MYSTERIES SERIES 'A sparkling romp of a story' TLS 'In Russia Boris Akunin is roughly the counterpart of John Grisham' TIME 'Think Tolstoy writing James Bond with the logical rigour of Sherlock Holmes' GUARDIAN Moscow 1876. A young law student commits suicide in broad daylight in Moscow's Alexander Gardens. But this is no ordinary death, for the young man was the son of an influential industrialist and has left a considerable fortune. Erast Fandorin, a hotheaded new recruit to the Criminal Investigation Department, is assigned to the case. Brilliant, young, and sophisticated, Fandorin embarks on an investigation that will take him from the palatial mansions of Moscow to the seedy backstreets of London in his hunt for the conspirators behind this mysterious death. What readers are saying about the Erast Fandorin Mysteries: 'I loved it... I just couldn't put it down!' My book Obsession 'A delightful mystery/adventure! There's a dark twist at the end that has me anxious to continue in this series' Neil on Goodreads (five stars) 'Ultimately, the overall success of The Winter Queen is due to the vibrancy of its setting, the cleanness of its prose and the magnetism of its protagonist... Odds seem good that Akunin will be the next detective to capture readers' fancy en masse' Sarah Weinman, January Magazine 'These books are a fun, riotous read that you don't want to put down until you've completed each and every one of them' Jill on Goodreads (five stars) 'The conclusion is shocking and this reader can't wait to delve into the next in the series' A Writer's Jumble 'Nail-biter all the way through!' Corin on Goodreads (five stars) A page-turning delight perfect for fans of Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot and the Russian literary greats.

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