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  - Goran K - Goodreads

This is the fourth book I've read in Erast Fandorin Mysteries, but I didn't read them chronologically, as I first read #6 and skipped The Turkish Gambit as I couldn't get a hold on it. It's slightly ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Pietro Coen - Goodreads

It is 1882 and Erast Petrovic Fandorin is back to Moscow after having spent some years in Japan, and has brought with him his faithful companion, the Japanese Samurai Masa. We also come across the ... Read full review


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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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