BORIS AKUNIN is the pseudonym of Grigory Chkhartishvili. He has been compared to Gogol, Tolstoy and Arthur Conan Doyle, and his Erast Fandorin books have sold over forty million copies around the world. He lives in London.
Akunin is a sensation. He has created a popular hero to equal Sherlock Holmes and James Bond - THE TIMESThe most playful, ingenious historical thriller series in modern publishing - GUARDIAN