She Lover Of Death : Erast Fandorin 8 Paperback
by Boris Akunin
Can Fandorin infiltrate a secret society to save Moscow's youth?
A dark and decadent detective story from the master of Russian crime fiction. There's been rising concern in Moscow over a wave of suicides among the city's young bohemians.
An intrepid newspaper reporter, Zhemailo, begins to uncover the truth behind the phenomenon - that the victims are linked by a secret society, the Lovers of Death.
But Zhemailo is not the only investigator hot on the heels of these disciples of the occult.
Little do they realise that the latest 'convert' to their secret society, assuming the alias of a Japanese prince, is none other than Erast Fandorin. But when a young and naive provincial woman, Masha Mironova, becomes embroiled in the society, and Zhemalio dies a mysterious death, Fandorin must do more than merely infiltrate and observe.
Especially when the spin of the Russian roulette wheel decrees that our dashing hero be the next to die by his own hand.
Can Fandorin fake his own demise, all while outwitting the cult's dastardly leader?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 30/09/2010
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780753827215
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Review by nicky_too
I bought this book on the ferry from the UK to the Netherlands, bit of a spontaneous thing. No regrets whatsoever.It's a strange story, but I enjoyed it. The characters are interesting. Also, the switching between someone's diary, the newspapers and someone's letters keeps things interesting. You see the whole thing from various angles and it keeps you on your toes.
Review by darushawehm
This was the first Erast Fandorin novel I've read, and maybe it would have helped to read them in order. As it was, I wonder if the translation was off a little, as the word choices were often pretty strange. I could tell that the author was going for a 1900 feel to the language, but I don't think it came across well in translation. As for the plot - it was pretty thin.<br/><br/>Between the strange stylization and less than engaging story, I'll not be likely to try the other Akunin books.<br/><br/>