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The Murder on the Leviathan

by Boris Akunin

Part of the Erast Fandorin Mysteries Series

Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction

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Top-notch crime and historical fiction in one package. This is the second in the Erast Fandorin series and it’s simply enormous fun to read.

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The Murder on the Leviathan Synopsis

'Akunin is an outstanding novelist...Fandorin is a beautifully drawn character who more than lives up to comparisons with Hercule Poirot or Sherlock Holmes...The characters are delightful and you can imagine them in a Woody Allen version of an Agatha Christie novel...Akunin's work is gloriously tongue-in-cheek but seriously edge-of-your-seat at the same time' Daily Express On 15th March 1878 Lord Littleby, an English eccentric and collector, is found murdered in his Paris house together with nine members of his staff. A gold whale in the victim's hand leads Erast Fandorin to board the Leviathan, the world's largest steamship, as the murderer is one of the 142 first class passengers. Commissioner Gauche of the French police has narrowed down the suspects to ten, and they are forced to eat together at every meal time in the ship's Windsor Suite until 'the Crime of the Century' is solved. But is the murderer really at the table, and can Erast Fandorin discover his or her identity before Gauche? As more passengers are murdered and the Leviathan heads towards Calcutta, Fandorin needs all his investigative skills to find the truth.

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The Murder on the Leviathan Press Reviews

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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ISBN: 9780753818435
Publication date: 21/10/2004
Publisher: Phoenix
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780753818435
Publication date: 21st October 2004
Author: Boris Akunin
Publisher: Phoenix
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 256 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Reading Groups,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Boris Akunin

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

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