The Death of Achilles: Erast Fandorin 4 - Erast Fandorin Mysteries (Paperback)Boris Akunin (author)
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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...
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 350 g
Dimensions: 197 x 132 x 28 mm
This fourth book in Akunin's series of detective novels starring dashing hero Erast Fandorin will not disappoint fans of the first three, or indeed any connoisseur of detective fiction ... a witty, rip-roaring thrill-fest * Time Out *
A stunning continuation of form from a Russian author whose thriller writing is world-class * Sunday Express *
A winning combination of crime fiction and adventure story as if Flashman were frisking through a tale by Dostoevsky * Independant *
The Death of Achilles may be historical pastiche but its wit and invention are a source of constant wonder ... All in all, a delicious confection * Evening Standard *