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)
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,...
Interesting read about the time before the revolution when, from the book's perspective, Russian culture was fairly advanced and "European." Without saying what it was, not a big fan of the ending.
Translated by Andrew Bromfield.The Table of RanksOpening: On Monday the thirteenth of May in the year 1876, between the hours of two and three in the afternoon, on a day which combined the freshness of spring with the warmth of summer, numerous individuals in Moscow's Alexander Gardens unexpectedly ...
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