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The first Fandorin book is being filmed, starring Dan Stevens Fabulous James Bond-esque narrative, complete with sex, stunts and a dashing hero Great plot, full of intrigue and twists and inventive sleuthing A real get-your-teeth-into-it narrative - a solid and captivating read Akunin receives good reviews: 'An absolute delight. Think Tolstoy writing James Bond with the logical rigour of Sherlock Holmes. A hoot' Guardian 'Lively characters and a sinuous plot amply explain why Akunin's Fandorin thrillers have sold in their millions' Financial Times 'Boris Akunin is a playful writer, peppering his mystery-adventure stories with well-judged anachronisms and sly literary references' London Review of Books '[A] hugely entertaining, cunningly plotted novel' Sunday Times 'The tone is self-conciously leisurely, quirky and wry - a Sherlock Holmes for our times' Irish Times 'Fandorin is as likeable and charismatic as ever in what can only be described as a truly ripping yarn' The Gloss 'All the usual Akunin fingerprints are here - wonderful period settings, delirious plotting and that wry, understated sense of humour' Good Book Guide

About the Author

Boris Akunin is the pseudonym of Grigory Chkhartishvili. He has been compared to Gogol, Tolstoy and Arthur Conan Doyle, and his Erast Fandorin books have sold over eighteen million copies in Russia alone. He lives in Moscow.

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Akunin is an outstanding novelist ... Gloriously tongue-in-cheek but seriously edge-of-your-seat at the same time * Daily Express *
Fandorin delights ... a crime star * Independant *
What Akunin's books have in common is charm, elegant writing, abundant wit - and Erast Fandorin ... He is a delightful character like no other in crime fiction * The Times *
Fandorin is a debonair combo of Sherlock Holmes, D-Artagnan and most of the soulful heroes of Russian literature ... Andrew Bromfield's translation is key to maintaining the entertaining period pastiche * Sunday Telegraph *
The perfect Sunday afternoon read! * Scotland on Sunday *

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