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Boris Akunin


(Grigori Tchkhartichvili)
Russia (b.1956)

Boris Akunin was born in Tbilisi, in the Republic of Georgia, as Grigory Shalvovich Chkhartishvili. His father was Georgian and his mother was Jewish, since 1958 he has lived in Moscow. Influenced by Japanese Kabuki theatre, he joined the historical-philological branch of the Institute of the Countries of Asia and Africa of the Moscow State University as an expert on Japan.Before he embarked on a life of crime writing, Grigory Chkhartishvili worked as an assistant to the editor-in-chief of the magazine Foreign Literature, but left in October 2000 to pursue a career as a fiction writer.
 

Genres: Historical Mystery
 
Series
Erast Fandorin
   1. The Winter Queen (2003)
   2. The Turkish Gambit (2004)
   3. Murder on the Leviathan (2004)
     aka Leviathan
   4. The Death of Achilles (2005)
   5. Special Assignments (2007)
   6. The State Counsellor (2008)
   7. The Coronation (2009)
   8. She Lover of Death (2009)
   9. He Lover of Death (2010)
   10. The Diamond Chariot (2011)
   11. All The World's A Stage (2017)
   12. Black City (2018)
   13. Not Saying Goodbye (2019)
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Sister Pelagia
   1. Pelagia and the White Bulldog (2006)
   2. Pelagia and the Black Monk (2007)
     aka Sister Pelagia and the Black Monk
   3. Pelagia and the Red Rooster (2008)

     aka Sister Pelagia and the Red Cockerel

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The Incredible Events in Women's Cell Number 3 (2023)
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"Centuries pass, generations change, but novels about prison and jail, freedom and captivity, are still being published in Russia. The Incredible Events in Women's Cell Number 3 is as timely as Maxim Gorky's Hours Spent in Prison, but a much livelier read!"

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