The death of Achilles: a novel
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, Fandorin’s 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 singer–“not exactly a courtesan”–known as Wanda. Apparently, in Wanda’s bed, the general secretly breathed his last. . . .
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Review: The Death of Achilles (Erast Fandorin Mysteries #4)User Review - George - Goodreads
#4 in the Russian written mystery series featuring Erast Fandorin. After 6 years of foreign travel, Fandorin returns to Moscow in 1882, and finds himself involved in in solving the seemingly natural ... Read full review
Review: The Death of Achilles (Erast Fandorin Mysteries #4)User Review - Jane - Goodreads
I really liked this one when I read it years ago. Upon rereading, I found it a slog, until about 1/3 to 1/2 through, when it did pick up and become exciting. This is the fourth of the Erast Fandorin ... Read full review