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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 thecommander 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 theAlexander 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 hasdone-and 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 victimsleft 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 suicide's apartment? Relying on his keenintuition, 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 thatbrings nineteenth-century Russia to vivid life, Akunin has created one of the most eagerly anticipated novels in years.

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BORIS AKUNIN is the pen name of Grigory Chkhartishvili, who was born in the republic of Georgia in 1956; he is a philologist, critic, essayist, and translator of Japanese. He published his first detective stories in 1998 and in a very short time has become one of the most widely read

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When a young student from a wealthy family unexpectedly commits suicide in the Alexander Gardens, Erast Fandorin of the Criminal Investigation Division of the Moscow Police to investigate the supposedly open-and-shut case and discovers that the student's suicide is not an isolated case. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

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Moscow, May 1876. What would cause a talented student from a wealthy family to shoot himself in front of a promenading public? Decadence and boredom, it is presumed. But young sleuth Erast Fandorin is not satisfied with the conclusion that this death is an open-and-shut case, nor with the preliminary detective work the precinct has done–and for good reason: The bizarre and tragic suicide is soon connected to a clear case of murder, witnessed firsthand by Fandorin himself. Relying on his keen intuition, the eager detective plunges into an investigation that leads him across Europe, landing him at the center of a vast conspiracy with the deadliest of implications.

About the Author

BORIS AKUNIN is the pen name of Grigory Chkhartishvili, who was born in the republic of Georgia in 1956; he is a philologist, critic, essayist, and translator of Japanese. He published his first detective stories in 1998 and in a very short time has become one of the most widely read authors in Russia. He has written nine Erast Fandorin novels to date, and is working on two other series as well. Akunin enjoys almost legendary popularity in Russia. He lives in Moscow.

ANDREW BROMFIELD was born in Hull in Yorkshire, England. He has lived in Moscow for long periods, where he co-founded and edited the literary journal Glas, and now lives and works in rural Surrey. He is best known for his acclaimed translations of the stories and novels of Victor Pelevin, including The Life of Insects, Buddha’s Little Finger, and Homo Zapiens.

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ISBN:
9781588363688
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Random House Trade Paperbacks
Translator:
Bromfield, Andrew
Translated by:
Andrew Bromfield
Author:
Akunin, Boris
Author:
Bromfield, Andrew
Author:
Boris Akunin,
Author:
Andrew Bromfield
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
Fiction-Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
History
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Russia History 1801-1917.
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Audio Books-General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery Historical
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Sale Books-Genre
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main_subject
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all_subjects
Publication Date:
20040309
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
249

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Product details 249 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9781588363688 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , BORIS AKUNIN is the pen name of Grigory Chkhartishvili, who was born in the republic of Georgia in 1956; he is a philologist, critic, essayist, and translator of Japanese. He published his first detective stories in 1998 and in a very short time has become one of the most widely read
"Synopsis" by , When a young student from a wealthy family unexpectedly commits suicide in the Alexander Gardens, Erast Fandorin of the Criminal Investigation Division of the Moscow Police to investigate the supposedly open-and-shut case and discovers that the student's suicide is not an isolated case. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Moscow, May 1876. What would cause a talented student from a wealthy family to shoot himself in front of a promenading public? Decadence and boredom, it is presumed. But young sleuth Erast Fandorin is not satisfied with the conclusion that this death is an open-and-shut case, nor with the preliminary detective work the precinct has done–and for good reason: The bizarre and tragic suicide is soon connected to a clear case of murder, witnessed firsthand by Fandorin himself. Relying on his keen intuition, the eager detective plunges into an investigation that leads him across Europe, landing him at the center of a vast conspiracy with the deadliest of implications.
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