By Boris Akunin
In Special Assignments, Erast Fandorin, nineteenth-century Russia’s suavest sleuth, faces ambitious new foes: One steals outrageous sums of cash, the opposite takes lives. “The Jack of Spades” is a civilized swindler who has conned hundreds of thousands of rubles from Moscow’s residents–including Fandorin’s personal boss, Prince Dolgorukoi. To trap him, Fandorin and his new assistant, timid younger policeman Anisii Tulipov, needs to don nearly as many disguises because the grifter does himself. “The Decorator” is a special case altogether: A savage serial killer who believes he “cleans” the ladies he mutilates and takes his orders from on excessive, he has to be given Fandorin’s such a lot severe attentions.
Peopled via a wealthy solid of eccentric characters, and with plots which are as fantastic as they're artistic, Special Assignments will satisfaction Akunin’s many fanatics, whereas not easy the gentleman sleuth’s impressive powers of detection.
Praise from England:
“Boris Akunin’s wit and invention are a resource of continuous wonder.”
“[Fandorin is] a debonair blend of Sherlock Holmes, D’Artagnan and lots of the soulful heroes of Russian literature. . . . This pair of completely balanced tales enable the nature of Fandorin to grow.”
–The Sunday Telegraph
“Agatha Christie meets James Bond: [Akunin’s] plots are elaborate and tantalizing. . . . [These tales] are unputdownable and nice fun.”
“The beguiling, super-brainy, attractive, unpredictable Fandorin is a production like no different in crime fiction.”
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