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The Coronation

Erast Fandorin 7

By Boris Akunin

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Fandorin returns in a swashbuckling tale of abduction and intrigue, set during the build-up to the coronation of Tsar Nicholas II.

Fandorin returns in a swashbuckling tale of abduction and intrigue, set during the build-up to the coronation of Tsar Nicholas II.

Grand Duke Georgii Alexandrovich arrives in Moscow for the coronation, with three of his children. During an afternoon stroll, daughter Xenia is dragged away by bandits, only to be rescued by an elegant gentleman and his oriental sidekick. The passing heroes introduce themselves as Fandorin and Masa, but panic ensues when they realise that four-year old Mikhail has been snatched in the confusion.

A ransom letter arrives from an international criminal demanding the handover of the Count Orlov, an enormous diamond on the royal sceptre which is due to play a part in the coronation. Can the gentleman detective find Mikhail in time?

Biographical Notes

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 forty million copies around the world.
He lives in London.

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  • ISBN: 9780297855828
  • Publication date: 12 Aug 2010
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  • Imprint: W&N
A novel as crammed with delights as the Tsarina's jewel box — Daily Telegraph
Akunin's brilliance lies in taking the elements of a classic detective story and imbuing them with a poignant emotional complexity — Sunday Times
Lively characters and a sinuous plot amply explain why Akunin's Fandorin thrillers have sold in their millions — Financial Times on The State Counsellor
Erast Fandorin lives to fight another day, and for his many aficionados that can only be a good thing — New Statesman
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Diana Bretherick is an ex-criminal barrister and now a lecturer in criminology and criminal law at Portsmouth University. She won the GOOD HOUSEKEEPING new novel competition in 2012.