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Boris Akunin Message Board 1/1/2012
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Murder on The Leviathan
In 1878 Paris, the English eccentric Lord Littleby is murdered in his house along with nine members of his household. The only clue is a badge indicating the maiden voyage of the worlds largest steamship, "The Leviathan", and ten of the first class passengers on its journey to India. Commissoner Gauche of the French police is on the track of this heartless mass murderer but soon finds himself in competition with the enigmatic, self-effacing Russian dip...
Sister Pelagia and the Black Monk
When the deceased founder of New Ararat, an island monastery in pre-Revolutionary Russia, is said to be terrorizing the monks, Sister Pelagia goes undercover to find the real culprit. A monk from New Ararat Monastery careens into the square before the bishop's house, grabbing Sister Pelagia and saying that Saint Basilisk, the long-ago founder of the monastery, has returned from the dead and is terrorizing the monks. The Bishop, skeptical of the claim and...
The Winter Queen
The story is set in Moscow, Russia, in 1876. Erast Fandorin is a young police investigator, young and unknown but very talented. His chance to distinguish himself comes when he is assigned to work on a rather strange case: a public suicide of a rich university student. Erast starts his investigation and soon finds out that the suicide was actually a duel of sorts, with two rich young men taking turns playing "Russian roulette." They both seem to have...