Author(s): Boris Akunin
Two new adventures for Boris Akunin's well-loved, inimitable hero in which Erast Fandorin faces two very different adversaries: one, a deft, comedic swindler and master of disguise, whose machinations send ripples spreading through the carefully maintained calm of Moscow in 1886, and the other a brutal serial killer, driven by an insane, maniacal obsession, who strikes terror into the heart of the Moscow slums in 1889 - and who may have more in common with London's own Jack the Ripper than simply a taste for women of easy virtue.
Each new novel by Akunin is now a publishing event - he's a top ten bestseller and his audience grows with each novel. Combined sales of the Fandorin series so far stand at over 250,000 copies 'Akunin is a sensation. He has created a popular hero to equal Sherlock Holmes and James Bond...Akunin's finest creation and the star of his titles is Erast Fandorin - genius, gentleman, polyglot, kickboxer, and all-round inordinately lucky bloke' The Times 'The hilarious and dashing Erast Fandorin, Akunin's debonair Russian Sherlock Holmes, just seems to get better and better...Akunin is more like Agatha Christie meets James Bond...unputdownable and great fun' Sunday Express 'A witty, rip-roaring thrill-fest' Time Out
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.