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The Resource The Winter Queen

The Winter Queen

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The Winter Queen
Title
The Winter Queen
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Boris Akunin ; translated by Andrew Bromfield
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Contributor
JCa2AUTseDk
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Moscow, May 1876: What would cause a talented young student from a wealthy family to shoot himself in front of a promenading public in the Alexander Gardens? Decadence and boredom, most likely, is what the commander of the Criminal Investigation Division of the Moscow Police thinks, but still he finds it curious enough to send the newest member of the division, Erast Fandorin, a young man of irresistible charm, to the Alexander Gardens precinct for more information. Fandorin is not satisfied with the conclusion that this is an open-and-shut case, nor with the preliminary detective work the precinct has done—and for good reason: The bizarre and tragic suicide is soon connected to a clear case of murder, witnessed firsthand by Fandorin. There are many unresolved questions. Why, for instance, have both victims left their fortunes to an orphanage run by the English Lady Astair? And who is the beautiful "A.B.," whose signed photograph is found in the apparent suicide's apartment? Relying on his keen intuition, the eager sleuth plunges into an investigation that leads him across Europe, landing him at the deadly center of a terrorist conspiracy of worldwide proportions.In this thrilling mystery that brings nineteenth-century Russia to vivid life, Akunin has created one of the most eagerly anticipated novels in years
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Summary
When a young student from a wealthy family commits suicide in the Alexander Gardens, Erast Fandorin of the Moscow Police investigates the supposedly open-and-shut case and discovers that the student's suicide is not an isolated case
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Storyline
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Tone
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Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2003
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072206
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DLC
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  • Akunin, Boris
  • Bromfield, Andrew
Dewey number
891.735
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Bromfield, Andrew
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Series statement
Erast Fandorin mysteries
Series volume
0001
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  • Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Thriller
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Winter Queen
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:4cfafcf3-045e-4dca-bd9a-23c8167c6405
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781588363688
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Winter Queen
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:4cfafcf3-045e-4dca-bd9a-23c8167c6405
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781588363688
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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