This is the first book featuring Erast Fandorin, a gentleman sleuth who solves murders and mysteries in tsarist Russia. A 23-year-old law student commits suicide in broad daylight in Moscow's Alexander Gardens. Fandorin is put on the case to find out what drove him to it, a case that deepens as he discovers that the young man was the son of a rich ...Read MoreThis is the first book featuring Erast Fandorin, a gentleman sleuth who solves murders and mysteries in tsarist Russia. A 23-year-old law student commits suicide in broad daylight in Moscow's Alexander Gardens. Fandorin is put on the case to find out what drove him to it, a case that deepens as he discovers that the young man was the son of a rich and influential factory owner. The story is enhanced by its authentic backdrop of nineteenth-century Russia. After all, it's difficult to keep your mind on a case when the new Dostoyevsky novel has just hit the shops. Fandorin has been described as 'the James Bond of the 19th century' and Akunin has been compared to Gogol, Tolstoy and Conan Doyle. The UK publication of these books marks the arrival of a startling new voice in the thriller marketplace.Read Less
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ISIS Large Print Books, Oxford
Large Print edition. Large type / large print.
I have very little experience with reading Russian writers other than the "must reads" of classic literature. Thus, I find that they have aunique voice that I don't often notice in European fiction and this is what intriqued me about The Winter Queen.I did enjoy The Winter Queen as I got further in depth with the book and it is a good introduction to Russian nomaclature. I want to encourage lovers of mysteries to take a leap of faith and read The Winter Queen. The use of psychology is rather terrifying because the depths that people will go to please someone is all too persuasive in this day and age.
Jul 12, 2008
To hard of a read
Again he had used to many russian names which made reading it no fun.
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