The Erast Fandorin detective novels are always meaty, packed with historical detail, old-fashioned in the best sense and intricately plotted.
One of the most distinctive characters in historical crime fiction... Twenty years after his debut, Fandorin remains a thoroughly engaging hero
A popular hero to equal Sherlock Holmes and James Bond . . . Akunin's finest creation and the star of his titles is Erast Fandorin - genius, gentleman, polyglot, kickboxer, and all-round inordinately lucky bloke.
The most playful, ingenious historical thriller series in modern publishing.
So, farewell then, Erast Petrovich Fandorin, Boris Akunin's vain, stammering, Quizotic sleuth, perhaps the most widely loved fictional detective of our time . . . As always, Andrew Bromfield does a heroic job . . . there are some surprisingly effective assaults on the emtions as Fandorin's story zigzags to its close