The Death of Achilles: A Novel

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Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2006 - Fiction - 320 pages
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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  - Jadepen - Goodreads

When you have more ninja stars than vodka in a novel about Russia, you've done something terribly wrong. Perhaps it's unfair to Boris Akunin for me to jump in the middle of the series, however, that's ... Read full review

Review: The Death of Achilles (Erast Fandorin Mysteries #4)

User Review  - Anna - Goodreads

erast fandorin's old-time friend, general Michel "Achilles" Sobolev, was found dead. Fandorin thinks it wasn't a natural death and starts his own investigation. Good retro detective story showing 19th ... Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (2006)

BORIS AKUNIN is the pen name of Grigory Chkhartishvili, who was born in the republic of Georgia in 1956. A philologist, critic, essayist, and translator of Japanese, he published his first detective stories in 1998 and quickly became one of the most widely read authors in Russia. He has written ten Erast Fandorin novels to date, which have sold more than eight million copies in Russia and been translated into nearly two dozen languages. He lives in Moscow.

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