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Akunin, B. (Boris)

Works: 577 works in 2,306 publications in 16 languages and 21,079 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Historical fiction  Novels  Spy fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Drama  Anecdotes  Trivia and miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Other, Creator, Author of screenplay, Contributor
Classifications: PG3478.K78, 891.735
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Murder on the Leviathan : a novel by B Akunin( Book )

74 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher -- Paris, 1878: Eccentric antiquarian Lord Littleby and nine members of his household are found murdered in Littleby's mansion on the rue de Grenelle, and a precious Indian statue is missing. Police commissioner "Papa" Gauche recovers only one piece of evidence from the crime scene: a golden badge shaped like a whale. The trinket is in fact the emblem of the Leviathan, a gigantic steamship soon to depart for Calcutta. The murderer must be among its passengers. In Cairo, the ship is boarded by a young Russian diplomat with a slight stammer--none other than the intrepid detective Erast Fandorin, who joins forces with Gauche to determine which of ten suspicious passengers in the Windsor dining salon is the killer. As the Leviathan steams toward its destination, will Fandorin be able to out-investigate Gauche and discover the identity of the killer, even as the ship's passengers are murdered one by one?
The winter queen : a novel by B Akunin( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young student from a wealthy family commits suicide in the Alexander Gardens, Erast Fandorin of the Moscow Police investigates the supposedly open-and-shut case and discovers that the student's suicide is not an isolated case
The Turkish gambit : a novel by B Akunin( Book )

66 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1877, Erast Fandorin finds himself at the Bulgarian front in a war between Russia and the Ottoman Empire, where he assists a Russian woman who is risking her life for her fiancé, who has been falsely accused of espionage
The death of Achilles : a novel by Boris Akunin( Book )

38 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1882, after six years of foreign travel and adventure, renowned diplomat and detective Erast Fandorin returns to Moscow, in the heart of Mother Russia. His homecoming is anything but peaceful. In the hotel where he and his loyal if impertinent manservant Masa are staying, Fandorin's old war-hero friend General Sobolev ("Achilles" to the crowd) has been found dead, felled in his armchair by an apparent heart attack. But Fandorin suspects an unnatural cause. His suspicions lead him to the boudoir of the beautiful singer--"not exactly a courtesan"--Known as Wanda. Apparently it was in Wanda's bed that the general secretly breathed his last.--From publisher description
The state counsellor : a Fandorin mystery by Boris Akunin( Book )

66 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russia, 1891. The new governor-general of Siberia has been secreted away on a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow. A blizzard rages outside as a mustachioed official climbs aboard near the city; with his trademark stutter, he introduces himself as State Counsellor Erast Fandorin. He then thrusts a dagger inscribed with the initials CG into the governor-general's heart and, tearing off his mustache, escapes out the carriage window. The head of the Department of Security soon shows up at the real Fandorin's door and arrests him for murder. The only way to save his reputation is to find CG--and the government mole who is feeding the group information. Can Fandorin survive corruption among his fellow officials, the fearlessness of an unknown enemy, and the advances of a sultry young nihilist with his morals intact?
Sister Pelagia and the white bulldog : a novel by B Akunin( Book )

37 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a remote Russian province in the late nineteenth century, Bishop Mitrofanii must deal with a family crisis. After learning that one of his great aunt's beloved and rare white bulldogs has been poisoned, the Orthodox bishop knows there is only one detective clever enough to investigate the murder: Sister Pelagia
Sister Pelagia and the black monk : a novel by B Akunin( Book )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The monks of New Arafat believe the Black Monk that haunts their centuries-old island monastery is responsible for the death of one of their own. When the Black Monk claims more victims--including Bishop Mitrofanii's envoys--Sister Pelagia goes undercover to see exactly what person, or what spirit, is at the bottom of it all
Sister Pelagia and the red cockerel : a novel by B Akunin( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When someone bashes in the head of Manuila, the messianic leader of a rogue Jewish sect, aboard a steamboat on which Pelagia happens to be a passenger, her observations prove useful to the investigating officer. After several attempts on her life, she's shipped off to Palestine, where she continues to look for the truth behind Manuila's murder
Smertʹ na brudershaft : roman-kino by Boris Akunin( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in Russian and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spy novel set in Europe during World War I, illustrated with black-and-white photos, gives readers the impression of watching a silent movie in a theater
The coronation by Boris Akunin( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2019 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Russias bestselling and most celebrated crime fiction writer, Boris Akunin, The Coronation casts Fandorin in a swashbuckling tale of abduction and intrigue, set during the build-up to the coronation of Tsar Nicholas II
The winter queen by Boris Akunin( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during the 19th century in Russia, Boris Akunin's mystery involves the death of a law student who commits suicide in broad daylight in Moscow's Alexander Gardens. Erast Fandorin is the gentleman sleuth who is called in to investigate what drove the student to do such a terrible thing
The Diamond chariot : the further adventures of Erast Fandorin by B Akunin( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first of the interlinked plotlines is set in Russia during the Russo Japanese War in 1905. Fandorin is charged with protecting the Trans Siberian Railway from Japanese sabotage in a pacy adventure filled with double agents and ticking bombs. Then we travel back to the Japan of the late 1870s. This is the story of Fandorin's arrival and life in Yokohama, his first meeting with Masa and the martial arts education that came in so handy later! He investigates the death of a Russian ship captain, fights for a woman, exposes double agents in the Japanese police, fights against, and then with the ninjas, and becomes embroiled in a suitably shocking finale
The winter queen : [a novel] by B Akunin( Recording )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Azazel by Boris Akounine( Book )

78 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moscou, 1876. Le jeune fonctionnaire de police, Eraste Pétrovitch Fandorine s'illustre dans l'affaire du suicide d'un certain Kokorine, jeune étudiant d'origine noble, qui s'est tiré une balle dans la tête sous les yeux médusés des promeneurs du jardin Alexandre. Les témoins l'ont vu se précipiter aux pieds d'une inconnue pour la supplier de l'épouser, menaçant de se tuer si elle refusait
He lover of death : the further adventures of Erast Fandorin by Boris Akunin( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Senka Skorikov, orphan and urchin, has been abandoned to the murky world of Moscow's gangster district. While picking a pocket or two, he glimpses the most beautiful woman he has ever seen, and joins the gang of her overlord lover, The Prince, so desperate he is to meet her
She lover of death : the further adventures of Erast Fandorin by B Akunin( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Still a persona non grata in Moscow, ostracised by the authorities and shamed by the very qualified success of his last mission, Fandorin is back in his most underground enquiry to date
Murder on the Leviathan : [a novel] by B Akunin( Recording )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1878 Paris, Police Commissioner "Papa" Gauche must solve a brutal murder. Lord Littleby has been found at home with his head bashed in, surrounded by the bodies of seven servants and two children who all seem to have died from morphine poisoning. The only clue Gauche has to go on is a gold key in the shape of a whale. This key gains entrance to a luxury liner, the Leviathan, whose maiden voyage is to India. Gauche embarks, and finds among the passengers -- all highly suspicious -- Erast Fandorin, now a diplomat bound for a posting in Japan, but previously a crack inspector in the Moscow Police Department. When Fandorin discovers that a murderer is on board, he joins forces with Gauche to deduce the awful truth
Special assignments : the further adventures of Erast Fandorin by B Akunin( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erast Fandorin, nineteenth-century Russia's suavest sleuth, faces two formidable new foes: One steals outrageous sums of money, the other takes lives. "The Jack of Spades" is a civilized swindler who has conned thousands of rubles from Moscow's residents -- including Fandorin's own boss, Prince Dolgorukoi. To catch him, Fandorin and his new assistant, timid young policeman Anisii Tulipov, must don almost as many disguises as the grifter does himself. "The Decorator" is a different case altogether: A savage serial killer who believes he "cleans" the women he mutilates and takes his orders from on high, he must be given Fandorin's most serious attentions
Pelagia & the white bulldog by B Akunin( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and Russian and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sister Pelagia: bespectacled, freckled, red-haired, woefully clumsy and constantly knitting, teaches gymnastics and literature - and in her spare time solves crimes. This hugely entertaining mystery introduces us to a heroine who is a cross between Miss Marple and one of Charlie's Angels. A prized white bulldog has been poisoned, and the Bishop of Zavolzhsk sends Pelagia to investigate the bulldog's death as a favour for his aunt. The investigation soon descends into something far more dastardly, involving stolen gold, betrayed women, untrustworthy lovers and two headless bodies, which are pulled out of the river on the edge of the estate
Li︠u︡bovnik smerti : roman by B Akunin( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The winter queen : a novel
The winter queen : a novelThe Turkish gambit : a novelThe death of Achilles : a novelThe state counsellor : a Fandorin mysterySister Pelagia and the white bulldog : a novelSister Pelagia and the black monk : a novelSister Pelagia and the red cockerel : a novelThe coronation
Alternative Names

controlled identityBorisova, Anna

controlled identityBrusnikin, Anatoliĭ

controlled identityChkhartishvili, G.

Akoenin, Boris

Akounine, Boris

Akounine Boris 1956-....

Akukin, Grigorij Čchartišvili.

Akukin, Grigorij Czchartiszwili.

Akunin B.

Akunin B. 1956-

Akunin, B. (Boris)

Akunin, B. (Boris), 1956-

Akunin Boris

Akunin, Boris 1956-

Akunin, Boris I. 1956-

Akunin, Borys.


Akunin-Čchartišvili 1956-



Akunin-Chkhartishvili 1956-


Akuninas Borisas

Akuņins, Boriss, 1956-

Aqunin, B. 1956-

Aкунин, Б.

Boris Akoenin Russisch schrijver

Boris Akounine écrivain russe

Borís Akunin escritor ruso

Boris Akunin rosyjski pisarz pochodzenia gruzińskiego

Boris Akunin ruská spisovatel a literární vědec

Boris Akunin Russian writer

Boris Akunin russischer Kriminalschriftsteller, Japanologe

Boris Akunin russisk skribent

Boris Akunin rysk författare

Boris Akunin scrittore russo

Boris Akunjin

Borisas Akuninas

Borisova, Anna.

Borisowa, Anna.

Boriss Akunin Venemaa kirjanik

Boriss Akuņins

Borisz Akunyin orosz író

Brusnikin, Anatolij.

Čchartišvili, G. 1956-

Čchartišvili, Grigorij, 1956-

Čchartišvili, Grigorij Š. 1956-

Čchartišvili, Grigorij Šalvovič, 1956-

Čhartišvili, G.

Čhartišvili, Grigorij.

Čhartišvili, Grigorij Šalvovič.

Čhartišvili Grigorij Šalvovič 1956-....

Chkhartishvili, G.

Chkhartishvili, Grigol

Chkhartishvili, Grigorii 1956-

Chkhartishvili, Grigoriĭ Shalvovich

Chkhartishvili, Grigorii Shalvovich 1956-

Č'xartišvili, Grigol Šalvas je 1956-

Č'xartišvili, Grigori 1956-

Czchartiszwili, Grigirij.

Czchartiszwili, Grigorij 1956-

Grigorij Šalvovič Čhartišvili

Tchkartichevili, Grigorij, 1956-

Tchkhartichvili, Grigori Chalvovitch

Tchkhartichvili, Grigori Chalvovitch, 1956-

Tchkhartishvili, Grigori

Tjkhartisjvili, Grigorij

Tschchartischwili, Grigori.

Tschchartischwili, Grigori 1956-

Tschtschartischwili, Grigori 1956-

Tschtschartischwili, Grigori Schalwowitsch 1956-

Tšhartišvili, Grigori.

Tsjkhartisjvili, Grigorij

Μπορίς Ακούνιν

Акунин Б.

Акунин, Б. 1956-

Акунин, Б. (Борис)

Акунин, Б. (Борис), 1956-

Акунин Б.И.

Акунин Борис

Акунин Борис 1956-....

Акунин Борис И.


Акунин-Чхартишвили 1956-

Б. Акунин псевдоним 1956-

Барыс Акунін

Борис Акунин писатель, учёный-японист, литературовед, переводчик, общественный деятель

Борис Акунін російський белетрист, сценарист, сходознавець, літературний критик і перекладач грузинського походження

Борис Акуњин

Борисова А. писатель 1956-

Борисова Анна

Брусникин А. 1956-

Брусникин Анатолий

Чхартишвили, Г.

Чхартишвили, Григорий Шалвович

Чхартишвили, Григорий Шалвович 1956-

אקונין, ב

אקונין, ב. (בוריס)

אקונין, בוריס

אקונין, בוריס 1956-

בוריס אקונין סופר רוסי

צ'חרטישוילי, גריגורי שלבוביץ'

بوريس أكونين كاتب روسي

بوریس آکونین نویسنده روسی

বরিস আকুনিন রুশ লেখক

ബോറിസ് അകുനിൻ

ბორის აკუნინი

아쿠닌, 보리스 1956-

치하르티슈빌리, 그레고리 1956-

アクーニン, ボリス

チハルチシヴィリ, グリゴ-リイ 1956-