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The State Counsellor

Erast Fandorin 6

By Boris Akunin

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Dashing hero Erast Fandorin returns for another intriguing Russian crime caper, from the bestselling author of THE WINTER QUEEN.

Dashing hero Erast Fandorin returns for another intriguing Russian crime caper, from the bestselling author of THE WINTER QUEEN.

General Khrapov, newly appointed Governor-General of Siberia and soon-to-be Minister of the Interior, is murdered in his official saloon carriage on his way from St Petersburg to Moscow.

The killer, disguised as Fandorin, leaves a knife thrust up to the hilt in his victim's chest and escapes through the window of the carriage. Can Fandorin escape suspicion?

A battle of wills and ideals, revolutionaries and traditionalists and good versus evil.

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: 9780297864158
  • Publication date: 12 Aug 2010
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  • Imprint: W&N
Akunin is an outstanding novelist ... Gloriously tongue-in-cheek but seriously edge-of-your-seat at the same time — Daily Express
Fandorin delights ... a crime star — Independant
What Akunin's books have in common is charm, elegant writing, abundant wit - and Erast Fandorin ... He is a delightful character like no other in crime fiction — The Times
Fandorin is a debonair combo of Sherlock Holmes, D-Artagnan and most of the soulful heroes of Russian literature ... Andrew Bromfield's translation is key to maintaining the entertaining period pastiche — Sunday Telegraph
The perfect Sunday afternoon read! — Scotland on Sunday
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