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Russian Answer To Sherlock Holmes

  1. 1. Akunin’s biography<br />Boris Akunin is the pen name of Grigory Shalvovich Chkhartishvili (born May 20, 1956)is a Russian essayist, literary translator and an author of detective fiction. <br /> Chkhartishvili was born in Tbilisi to a Georgian father and a Jewish mother, and since 1958 has lived in Moscow. HAVING THE GOOD GRACE TO Japanese Kabuki theatre, he joined the historical-philological branch of the Institute of the Countries of Asia and Africa of Moscow State University as an expert on Japan. He worked as assistant to the editor-in-chief of the magazine Foreign Literature, this kind of job wasn't at all a FAG for him, but nevertheless he left it in October 2000 to pursue a career as a fiction writer.<br />
  2. 2. Literary works<br /> Under the pseudonym Boris Akunin, he has written several works of fiction. The most well-known among them are novels and stories in the series "The Adventures of Erast Fandorin", "The Adventures of Sister Pelagia" and "The Adventures of the Master" (following Nicholas Fandorin, Erast's grandson). The GUILDELINES of Akunin's books is historical mysteries set in Imperial Russia. <br />
  3. 3. Rewards<br />In 2000 Akunin was nominated for the Smirnoff-Booker Prize. In September 2000, Akunin was named Russian Writer of the Year and won the "Antibooker" prize in 2000 for his Erast Fandorin novel Coronation, or the last of the Romanovs. In 2003 the British Crime Writers' Association MARKED UP his novel "The Winter Queen" and placed it on the short list for the Dagger Award in Fiction.<br />
  4. 4. The Character of Fandorin<br />Erast Petrovich Fandorin is a fictional 19th-century Russian detective and the hero of a series of Russian historical detective novels by Boris Akunin. In Russia, the books about Fandorin's adventures rivals "The Lord of the Rings" or "Harry Potter" in popularity. The English translations of the novels have been critically acclaimed by, among others, Ruth Rendell.<br />
  5. 5. And now a short digest of the most famous Fandorin’s adventures. (dates stand for the setting of the narrative, not publication) <br />
  6. 6. 1) "The Winter Queen", original title is "Azazel" (1876)<br />The 20-year old Fandorin begins his career by accidentally STAGGERED by a plot for world domination.<br />
  7. 7. 2)"The Turkish Gambit" (1877).<br />As a genre it was subtitled as "an espionage mystery". So the story CENTRES ON the backdrop of the Russo-Turkish War, in particular the THE AUTHOR EXPLORES THE REASONS of the Siege of Pleven. <br />
  8. 8. 3) "Murder on the Leviathan" (1878)<br />Its subtitle is a "hermetic detective". The plot REVOLVES AROUND on board of a steamship headed from England to India. Leviathan is his nod to the TEMPLATE of Agatha Christie's style, with an exotic setting, a cast of unusual characters who each have secrets of their own, and a strange murder to start the action.<br />
  9. 9. 4) "The Death of Achilles" (1882).<br />The subtitle of this novel is "a detective about a murderer-for-hire" The story unwinds from the death of Mikhail Skobelev in a Moscow hotel. <br />
  10. 10. 5)"The Special Assignments" which includes 2 stories.<br />In the first one "The Jack of Spades" (1886) Fandorin hunts down a clever gang of swindlers. The second one "The Decorator" (1889) concerns the famous English murderer Jack the Ripper who after ending his string of murders in England, SPRINGS UP in Moscow. <br />
  11. 11. 6) "The State Counsellor" (1891)<br />It is political terrorism in late 19th-century Russia that takes center stage in the novel.<br />
  12. 12. 7) "The Coronation" original title "Coronation, or the Last of the Romanovs" (1896)<br />The plot surrounds the ascension of Tsar Nicholas II.<br />
  13. 13. 8)"She Lover of Death" (1900)<br />It illustrates a decadent suicide society causes a stir in Moscow.<br />
  14. 14. 9)"He Lover of Death".<br />The action takes place contemporaneously with the events of "She Lover of Death". It is told from the point of view of Senka, a boy from the Khitrovka slums, who has gotten himself EMBROILED in very dangerous criminal activity.<br />
  15. 15. "The Diamond Chariot" (1905 / 1878).<br />The events of the Russo-Japanese War of 1905 set against a flashback to Fandorin's diplomatic service in Yokohama.<br />