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A good old-fashioned detective story,
This review is from: Murder on the Leviathan (Paperback)
In this sequel to 'The Winter Queen', the first class passengers on the Leviathan ship find themselves under suspicion for a multiple murder in Paris. One of the suspects is the Russian detective-turned-diplomat Erast Fandorin who tries to solve the crime.
The story is ingeniously told as a series of letters and diary entries written by the suspects themselves. The situation is complicated by the fact that most of the narrators have secrets that they want to remain hidden and most of them have typical nineteenth century imperial/xenophobic biases.
This is a great read with lots of twists and turns and red herrings. I can't wait to read the next instalment (actually a prequel), 'Turkish Gambit'.