The Winter Queen
Publish date: March 25th 2004
Publisher: Phoenix Press
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, 19th Century
, Russian Literature
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Erast Fandorin Mysteries (#1)
Not bad, but just not for me. I'm not keen on pastiche and this was very ... unoriginal. It felt like a story cobbled together with bits and pieces of other books: Sherlock Holmes, Conrad's The Secret Agent, some Chekhov...and possibly some early James Bond. The writing was consistently good an...
I don't like the international conspiracy theory associated with it, but the book was certainly entertaining.
bookshelves: hardback, one-penny-wonder, slavic, winter-20122013, mystery-thriller, series, published-1998, paper-read, tbr-busting-2013, adventure, historical-fiction Recommended to ☯Bettie☯ by: Carey Combe Read from December 03, 2012 to January 10, 2013 Translated by Andrew Bromfield.The Tabl...
Light entertainment, a little Russian noir, but too fantastic whilst too formulaic for my liking.The period background is enlightning, but that's where my interest stopped.Won't read more of his.
This is another Christmas gift from my friend Mike, who has excellent taste. Very junior police official Erast Fandorin is on the case in Tsarist Russia of a series of suicide attempts that ends all too successfully. Naturally it all leads to an international organization bent on world manipulation,...