He lover of death

by Boris Akunin

Other authorsAndrew Bromfield (Translator)
Paperback, 2011




London : Phoenix, 2011.


Senka Skorikov, orphan and urchin, has been abandoned to the murky world of Moscow's gangster district. While picking a pocket or two, he glimpses the most beautiful woman he has ever seen, and joins the gang of her overlord lover, The Prince, so desperate he is to meet her.

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LibraryThing member polarbear123
An interesting slight twist on your average turn of the twentieth century russian detective novel set in Moscow. The detective doesn't appear for a while as you really see the story through the eyes of the street urching Senka. I haven't read any of the other books in the series so I don't know what the detective Fandorin is normally like but he was described at all times by Senka so presumably in other books he may seem quite different. Ok so the story wasn't surprising, neither was it wholly predictable. It was definitely original enough and engaging enough to make me want to read more in the series.… (more)


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