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Death of Achilles is a homage to Inspector Clouseau, with a servant who is not unlike the hapless Cato... Tremendous sales in Phoenix paperback - over 150,000 sold so far...and still going 'This fourth book in Akunin's series of detective novels starring dashing hero Erast Fandorin will not disappoint fans of the first three, or indeed any connoisseur of detective fiction...a witty, rip-roaring thrill-fest' Time Out 'Akunin is a sensation. He has created a popular hero to equal Sherlock Holmes and James Bond...Akunin's finest creation and the star of his titles is Erast Fandorin - genius, gentleman, polyglot, kickboxer, and all-round inordinately lucky bloke' The Times 'With The Death of Achilles, the hilarious and dashing Erast Fandorin, Akunin's debonair Russian Sherlock Holmes, just seems to get better and better Sunday Express
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 ten million copies in Russia alone. He lives in Moscow.
'The fourth Fandorin adventure is a delight. How wonderful to think there are seven more waiting to be translated.' EVENING STANDARD (14.8.06) '[a] hugely entertaining, cunningly plotted novel.' SUNDAY TIMES (27.8.06) 'The fourth Fandorin adventure is a delight. How wonderful to think there are seven more waiting to be translated.' THE SCOTSMAN (23.9.06)