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Murder on the Leviathan by Boris Akunin
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Feb 11, 2010

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bookshelves: mysteries, period-mystery
Recommended for: mystery fans
Read from February 12 to 15, 2010

Oh, Fandolin is getting much better. This time he's traveling on the maiden voyage of the Leviathan after a heinous crime was committed in Paris. His fellow voyagers are from various places (mostly England and France and one from Japan) and among them may be a notorious criminal. Heck, they're all behaving suspiciously.
Akunin artfully changes point of view either by "camera angle" or exerpts from diaries and letters so that Fangolin is observed and described by each person and they each have a different opinion of him. His gaucheness from the first book seems to have evaporated and he takes a back seat to the French detective who believes the murderer is in the first class section of the ship.
I especially enjoyed the ugly grandfather clock. These books are getting better and better.

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