Special Assignments Boris Akunin Books

Special Assignments (Erast Fandorin Mysteries, #5)4.08 · Rating details ·  2,850 Ratings  ·  106 Reviews

In Special Assignments, Erast Fandorin, nineteenth-century Russia's suavest sleuth, faces two formidable new foes: One steals outrageous sums of money, the other takes lives. The Jack of Spades is a civilized swindler who has conned thousands of rubles from Moscow's residents including Fandorin's own boss, Prince Dolgorukoi. To catch him, Fandorin and his new assistant, tiIn Special Assignments, Erast Fandorin, nineteenth-century Russia's suavest sleuth, faces two formidable new foes: One steals outrageous sums of money, the other takes lives. The Jack of Spades is a civilized swindler who has conned thousands of rubles from Moscow's residents including Fandorin's own boss, Prince Dolgorukoi. To catch him, Fandorin and his new assistant, timid young policeman Anisii Tulipov, must don almost as many disguises as the grifter does himself. The Decorator is a different case altogether: A savage serial killer who believes he cleans the women he mutilates and takes his orders from on high, he must be given Fandorin's most serious attentions.
Peopled by a rich cast of eccentric characters, and with plots that are as surprising as they are inventive, Special Assignments will delight Akunin's many fans, while challenging the gentleman sleuth's brilliant powers of detection....more

Paperback, 335 pages

Published February 12th 2008 by Random House Trade (first published January 1st 1999)

Hardback Editions

March 2008 : UK Hardback


Title: Special Assignments
Author(s): Boris Akunin
ISBN: 0-7531-7996-2 / 978-0-7531-7996-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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January 2007 : UK Hardback


Title: Special Assignments: Erast Fandorin 5: The Further Adventures of Erast Fandorin
Author(s): Boris Akunin
ISBN: 0-297-84822-4 / 978-0-297-84822-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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Paperback Editions

January 2009 : UK Paperback


Title: Special Assignments
Author(s): Boris Akunin
ISBN: 0-7531-7997-0 / 978-0-7531-7997-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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February 2008 : USA Paperback


Title: Special Assignments: The Further Adventures of Erast Fandorin
Author(s): Boris Akunin
ISBN: 0-8129-7860-9 / 978-0-8129-7860-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
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January 2008 : UK Paperback


Title: Special Assignments: Erast Fandorin 5: The Further Adventures of Erast Fandorin (Erast Fandorin Mysteries)
Author(s): Boris Akunin
ISBN: 0-7538-2348-9 / 978-0-7538-2348-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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January 2007 : UK Paperback


Title: Special Assignments: Erast Fandorin 5: The Further Adventures of Erast Fandorin
Author(s): Boris Akunin
ISBN: 0-297-85253-1 / 978-0-7538-2283-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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Audio Editions

September 2007 : UK Audio Cassette


Title: Special Assignments
Author(s): Boris Akunin
ISBN: 0-7531-3829-8 / 978-0-7531-3829-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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September 2007 : UK Audio CD


Title: Special Assignments
Author(s): Boris Akunin
ISBN: 0-7531-2813-6 / 978-0-7531-2813-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

June 2011 : UK Kindle edition


Title: Special Assignments: Erast Fandorin 5 (Erast Fandorin Mysteries)
Author(s): Boris Akunin
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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February 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition


Title: Special Assignments: The Further Adventures of Erast Fandorin
Author(s): Boris Akunin
Publisher: Random House
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