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Murder on the Leviathan - A Novel

Boris Akunin

Paris, 1878: Eccentric antiquarian Lord Littleby and his ten servants are found murdered in Littleby's mansion on the rue de Grenelle, and a priceless Indian shawl is missing. Police commissioner "Papa" Gauche recovers only one piece of evidence from the crime scene: a golden key shaped like a whale. Gauche soon deduces that the key is in fact a ticket of passage for the Leviathan, a gigantic steamship soon to depart Southampton on its maiden voyage to Calcutta. The murderer must be among its passengers. In Cairo, the ship is boarded by a young Russian diplomat with a shock of white hair-none other than Erast Fandorin, the celebrated detective of Boris Akunin's The Winter Queen. The sleuth joins forces with Gauche to determine which of ten unticketed passengers on the Leviathan is the rue de Grenelle killer. Tipping his hat to Agatha Christie, Akunin assembles a colorful cast of suspects-including a secretive Japanese doctor, a professor who specializes in rare Indian artifacts, a pregnant Swiss woman, and an English aristocrat with an appetite for collecting Asian treasures-all of whom are con?ned together until the crime is solved. As the Leviathan steams toward Calcutta, will Fandorin be able to out-investigate Gauche and discover who the killer is, even as the ship's passengers are murdered, one by one? Already an international sensation, Boris Akunin's latest page-turner transports the reader back to the glamorous, dangerous past in a richly atmospheric tale of suspense on the high seas. From the Hardcover edition.

Paris, 1878: Eccentric antiquarian Lord Littleby and his ten servants are found murdered in Littleby's mansion on the rue de Grenelle, and a priceless Indian shawl is missing. Police commissioner "Papa" Gauche recovers only one piece of evidence from the crime scene: a golden key shaped like a whale. Gauche soon deduces that the key is in fact a ticket of passage for the Leviathan, a gigantic steamship soon to depart Southampton on its maiden voyage to Calcutta. The murderer must be among its passengers. In Cairo, the ship is boarded by a young Russian diplomat with a shock of white hair-none other than Erast Fandorin, the celebrated detective of Boris Akunin's The Winter Queen. The sleuth joins forces with Gauche to determine which of ten unticketed passengers on the Leviathan is the rue de Grenelle killer. Tipping his hat to Agatha Christie, Akunin assembles a colorful cast of suspects-including a secretive Japanese doctor, a professor who specializes in rare Indian artifacts, a pregnant Swiss woman, and an English aristocrat with an appetite for collecting Asian treasures-all of whom are con?ned together until the crime is solved. As the Leviathan steams toward Calcutta, will Fandorin be able to out-investigate Gauche and discover who the killer is, even as the ship's passengers are murdered, one by one? Already an international sensation, Boris Akunin's latest page-turner transports the reader back to the glamorous, dangerous past in a richly atmospheric tale of suspense on the high seas. From the Hardcover edition.
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Paris, 1878: Eccentric antiquarian Lord Littleby and his ten servants are found murdered in Littleby's mansion on the rue de Grenelle, and a priceless Indian shawl is missing. Police commissioner "Papa" Gauche recovers only one piece of evidence from the crime scene: a golden key shaped like a whale. Gauche soon deduces that the key is in fact a ticket of passage for the Leviathan, a gigantic steamship soon to depart Southampton on its maiden voyage to Calcutta. The murderer must be among its passengers. In Cairo, the ship is boarded by a young Russian diplomat with a shock of white hair-none other than Erast Fandorin, the celebrated detective of Boris Akunin's The Winter Queen. The sleuth joins forces with Gauche to determine which of ten unticketed passengers on the Leviathan is the rue de Grenelle killer. Tipping his hat to Agatha Christie, Akunin assembles a colorful cast of suspects-including a secretive Japanese doctor, a professor who specializes in rare Indian artifacts, a pregnant Swiss woman, and an English aristocrat with an appetite for collecting Asian treasures-all of whom are con?ned together until the crime is solved. As the Leviathan steams toward Calcutta, will Fandorin be able to out-investigate Gauche and discover who the killer is, even as the ship's passengers are murdered, one by one? Already an international sensation, Boris Akunin's latest page-turner transports the reader back to the glamorous, dangerous past in a richly atmospheric tale of suspense on the high seas. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Kramer

Length:

8h 25m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:50


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:11


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:57


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:00


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:45


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:51


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:19


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:40


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:06


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:22


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:27


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:36


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:38


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:37


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:19


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:32


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:06


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:55


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:47


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:14


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:06


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:06


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:20


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:04


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:44


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:28


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:58


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:31


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:28


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:00


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:37


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:39


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:28


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:09


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

01:43


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:11


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:12


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:33


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:52


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:15


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

01:39


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:52


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:31


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:59


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:01


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:11


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:04


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:54


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:39


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:45


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:45


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

01:44


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:26


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:58


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:41


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:47


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:12


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:20


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

01:33


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:19


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:11


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

02:25


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:21


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:19


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:06


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:46


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:46


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:40


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:52


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:46


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:23


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:12


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:28


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:58


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:19


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:59


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:14


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:05


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:34


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

02:39


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:14


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:10


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:09


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:14


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

01:41


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:47


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:49


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:14


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:34


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:02


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:11


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:54


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:03


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:35


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:11


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:57


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:52


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:07


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

01:24


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:53


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:43


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:09


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:09


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:05


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:21


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:52


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:31


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:30


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:45


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

03:20


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

03:30


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:15


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:40


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:21


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:47


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

04:37