Apr 5, 2010

#35 - "Leviathan" a.k.a. "Murder on the Leviathan" by Boris Akunin

On 15th March 1878 Lord Littleby, an English eccentric and collector, is found murdered in his Paris house together with nine members of his staff. A gold whale in the victim's hand leads commissioner Gauche of the French police to board the Leviathan, the world's largest steamship, as the murderer is one of the 142 first class passengers.
Commissioner Gauche of the French police has narrowed down the suspects to ten, and they are forced to eat together at every meal time in the ship's Windsor Suite until 'the Crime of the Century' is solved. But is the murderer really at the table, and can Erast Fandorin discover his or her identity before Gauche? As more passengers are murdered and the Leviathan heads towards Calcutta, Fandorin needs all his investigative skills to find the truth.

My thoughts on the book:
I loved it. It was like reading one of Agatha Christie's Poirot books. I really enjoyed it, I couldn't put it down until I finished it & I think that Erast Fandorin is becoming one of my favorite detectives & the series one of my favorites. I definitely recommend it!

My rating: 5/5


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