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Erast Fandorin

Erast Fandorin, 19th-century Moscow detective, is the hero of the most popular in Russia historical detective stories writer Boris Akunin.

Up to date there are 11 books about Fandorin. Paul Verhoven is going to make a film about Fandorin, using the first novel of the series, Azazel. There are already several translations of Akunin works in Europe and USA. Azazel was named Winter queen in USA. The Crime Writers' Association of Britain announced Akunin as Dagger awards winner for 2003 Boris Akunins translation of the novel "Azazel" The Winter Queen