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THE WINTER QUEEN. by  Boris. (preudonym of Grigory Chkhartishvili) Akunin - Signed First Edition - (2003) - from Bookfever.com, IOBA (SKU: 82710)

THE WINTER QUEEN.

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THE WINTER QUEEN.

by Akunin, Boris. (preudonym of Grigory Chkhartishvili)

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ISBN 10
0297829742
ISBN 13
9780297829744
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London:: Weidenfeld & Nicolson,, (2003). Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (light toning to the pages, few spots on bottom edge).. First UK printing. Mystery introducing Moscow detective Erast Petrovich Fandorin, set in 1873 Moscow where a young law student has just committed suicide. Translated by Andrew Bromfield. the first book by Akunin to be published in the UK. SIGNED on the title page by the translator, Andrew Bromfield. 249 pp.

Synopsis

Moscow, May 1876: What would cause a talented young student from a wealthy family to shoot himself in front of a promenading public in the Alexander Gardens? Decadence and boredom, most likely, is what the commander of the Criminal Investigation Division of the Moscow Police thinks, but still he finds it curious enough to send the newest member of the division, Erast Fandorin, a young man of irresistible charm, to the Alexander Gardens precinct for more information. Fandorin is not satisfied with the conclusion that this is an open-and-shut case, nor with the preliminary detective work the precinct has done--and for good reason: The bizarre and tragic suicide is soon connected to a clear case of murder, witnessed firsthand by Fandorin. There are many unresolved questions. Why, for instance, have both victims left their fortunes to an orphanage run by the English Lady Astair? And who is the beautiful "A.B.," whose signed photograph is found in the apparent suicide's apartment? Relying on his keen intuition, the eager sleuth plunges into an investigation that leads him across Europe, landing him at the deadly center of a terrorist conspiracy of worldwide proportions.In this thrilling mystery that brings nineteenth-century Russia to vivid life, Akunin has created one of the most eagerly anticipated novels in years.From the Hardcover edition.

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Bookseller
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Bookseller's Inventory #
82710
Title
THE WINTER QUEEN.
Author
Akunin, Boris. (preudonym of Grigory Chkhartishvili)
Book condition
Used - Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (light toning to the pages, few spots on bottom edge).
Jacket condition
fine
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0297829742
ISBN 13
9780297829744
Publisher
Weidenfeld & Nicolson,
Place of Publication
London:
Date Published
(2003)
Keywords
moscow, literature in translation, russia, first in series,
Bookseller catalogs
Mysteries: historical;

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