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My 100th Post!!!

I was quite surprised when a few days ago I realised I was nearing my 100th post. Since starting my blog in June, it seems I have reviewed 67 novels, 1 play, 4 books about detective fiction and 4 crime fiction films, which leaves another 25 posts, a number of which are my current contributions to the Tuesday Night Bloggers, a group which puts up posts oddly enough every Tuesday on a different Golden Age detective fiction writer each month. 1,243 more words

Pelagia and the White Bulldog by Boris Akunin

I’m a big fan of Akunin’s Erast Fandorin mysteries, so I was very interested to check out his other series, once again set in the 19th century Russia and featuring Pelagia, a ginger-haired, bespectacled young nun who lives in a small town of Zavolzhsk. 453 more words


Anna Borisova (Boris Akunin)

I want to tell you about great Russian author Boris Akunin.

He became famous after writing historical detectives about Fandorin.

Recently I read hisnewnovels by new alias, Anna… 154 more words


Slovo Russian Literature Festival

The 6th annual Slovo Russian Literature Festival is underway in London, because with only the book fair going on there is a painful shortage of literary events in the British capital at the moment. 100 more words


Literary City: Boris Akunin, a Dissident in Moscow

Boris Akunin, the popular Russian detective novelist—and one of the pen names of Grigory Chkhartishvili—announced last month that he was abandoning fiction and focusing on writing a political history of Russia. 139 more words


Update - January 2015

Here are a few updates related to this blog and what is in store for its future. I haven’t ever written a post like this before, so please bear with me. 297 more words

Boris Akunin

Georgia: Murder on the Leviathan - Boris Akunin

For even the beloved’s imitation is worthy, in love’s eyes, of adoration.

When I was quite young and I was just getting introduced by my mom to the magical world of books, we had a Saturday day ritual. 577 more words