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Murder on the Leviathan

by Boris Akunin

Category: Fiction / General
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publication date: 21 October 2004
Number of pages: 256

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'Akunin is an outstanding novelist...Fandorin is a beautifully drawn character who more than lives up to comparisons with Hercule Poirot or Sherlock Holmes...The characters are delightful and you can imagine them in a Woody Allen version of an Agatha Christie novel...Akunin's work is gloriously tongue-in-cheek but seriously edge-of-your-seat at the same time' Daily Express On 15th March 1878 Lord Littleby, an English eccentric and collector, is found murdered in his Paris house together with nine members of his staff. A gold whale in the victim's hand leads Erast Fandorin to board the Leviathan, the world's largest steamship, as the murderer is one of the 142 first class passengers. Commissioner Gauche of the French police has narrowed down the suspects to ten, and they are forced to eat together at every meal time in the ship's Windsor Suite until 'the Crime of the Century' is solved. But is the murderer really at the table, and can Erast Fandorin discover his or her identity before Gauche? As more passengers are murdered and the Leviathan heads towards Calcutta, Fandorin needs all his investigative skills to find the truth.

What the papers say:
'terrific and hugely diverting.' -- SUNDAY TIMES (24.10.04) 'Anyone with a taste for 19th-century yarns will also love Boris Akunin's LEVIATAHN, a Russian homage to Wilkie Collins, Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie, carried off with a wit and brio that lift it way beyond mere pastiche.' -- SUNDAY TIMES (24.10.04) Francis Wheen (A Little Night Reading) 'a delectable mystery.' GOOD BOOK GUIDE (1.11.04) 'It takes love and wit to revive the corpse of the country-house murder; Akunin has both...an amusing voyage.' GUARDIAN (6.11.04) 'Splendidly smart and funny, this is half pastiche, half reinvention, and wholly entertaining.' -- Catherine Shoard EVENING STANDARD (8.11.04) 'a quirky mix: a whodunit that has fun with all the cliches while taking the genre to places it hasn't been before...this is a cracking read.' -- Mary Crockett THE SCOTSMAN (18.12.04) 'Akunin's novel is a tribute to the classic genre without being pure pastiche and succeeds in being an entertaining and highly enjoyable read. Recommended.' -- Alan Perry SHERLOCK (Issue 64)

Author's Biography:
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 eighteen million copies in Russia alone. He lives in Moscow. http://www.boris-akunin.com/

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