Special Assignments Reviews
"Boris Akunin's wit and invention are a source of constant wonder." - Evening Standard (UK).
"[Fandorin is] a debonair combo of Sherlock Holmes, DArtagnan and most of the soulful heroes of Russian literature. . . . This pair of perfectly balanced stories permit the character of Fandorin to grow." - The Sunday Telegraph (UK).
"Agatha Christie meets James Bond: [Akunins] plots are intricate and tantalizing. . . . [These stories] are unputdownable and great fun." - Sunday Express (UK).
"The beguiling, super-brainy, sexy, unpredictable Fandorin is a creation like no other in crime fiction." The Times (UK).
"Clever writing and tight plotting, coupled with a willingness to shock readers by sacrificing significant characters, continue to cement Akunin's reputation as one of the finest contemporary authors of classic crime fiction." - Publishers Weekly.
"A good addition to most mystery collections, especially where historicals are popular, this book can stand alone but will be richer when read in the context of the entire series." - Library Journal.
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