THE 11TH BOOK IN THE BESTSELLING ERAST FANDORIN MYSTERIES SERIES
EBRD LITERATURE PRIZE FINALIST
'This is Akunin on characteristic form... the pages race by' Guardian
Eliza Altairsky-Lointaine is the toast of Moscow society, a beautiful actress in an infamous theatre troupe.
Her love life is as colourful as the parts she plays. She is the estranged wife of a descendant of Genghis Khan. And her ex-husband has threatened to kill anyone who courts her.
He appears to be making good on his promise.
Fandorin is contacted by concerned friend - the widowed wife of Chekhov - who asks him to investigate an alarming incident involving Eliza. But when he watches Eliza on stage for the first time, he falls desperately in love . . . Can he solve the case - and win over Eliza - without attracting the attentions of the murderer he is trying to find?
What readers are saying about the Erast Fandorin Mysteries:
'I loved how it consumes you, making you believe that you're indeed living in different era' Olga on Goodreads (five stars)
'A delightful mystery/adventure! There's a dark twist at the end that has me anxious to continue in this series' Neil on Goodreads (five stars)
'These books are a fun, riotous read that you don't want to put down until you've completed each and every one of them' Jill on Goodreads (five stars)
'Every sentence is a delight to read... I am almost feeling bereft now that I have once more run out of English copies of Akunin's work.' Kate on Goodreads (five stars)
A page-turning delight perfect for fans of Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot and the Russian literary greats.
Shortlisted for the inaugural EBDR Literature Prize.
As always, Akunin manages to pull off a witty pastiche that is as involving and engaging as any straight crime novel. — S Magazine, Sunday Express