The Death of Achilles

The Death of Achilles

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…
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery / Historical Mysteries

On Sale: 12th August 2010

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9780297864202

Reviews

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
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
With The Death of Achilles, the hilarious and dashing Erast Fandorin, Akunin's debonair Russian Sherlock Holmes, just seems to get better and better ... unputdownable and great fun ... a stunning continuation of form from a Russian author whose thriller writing is world-class
Sunday Express
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