The Death of Achilles by Boris Akunin
Set in Moscow in 1882, Boris Akunin’s superb new mystery starring Erast Fandorin–“Russia’s Sherlock Holmes”–features a murdered Russian war hero, an irresistible German nightclub singer, a faithful Samurai servant, a pint-sized gang leader, and a dangerous mole in the police force. Akunin is “like Agatha Christie meets James Bond: his plots are intricate and tantalizing. . . . They are unputdownable and great fun” (Sunday Express, London).