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Special Assignments (особые поручения)

Special Assignments (особые поручения) Boris Akunin
Pub date 1st January 1999
Original publisher Zakharov
International publishers Into Kustannus (Finalnd), Presses de la Cite (France), Palitra (Georgia), Świat Książki (Poland), Bash Kniga (Serbia), Alfa Yayinlari (Turkey)
Publisher (UK) Weidenfeld & Nicholson
Publisher (US) Random House

The fifth instalment of Akunin’s Fandorin series is comprised of two novellas, Jack of Spades and The Decorator, which together form Special Assignments. Boris Akunin’s well-loved, inimitable hero faces two very different adversaries: one, a deft, comedic swindler and master of disguise, whose machinations send ripples spreading through the carefully maintained calm of Moscow in 1886. The other is a brutal serial killer, driven by an insane, maniacal obsession, who strikes terror into the heart of the Moscow slums in 1889 – and who may have more in common with London’s own Jack the Ripper than simply a taste for women of easy virtue.

 

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