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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:

Campbell Scott

Length:

5h 38m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:03


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:38


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:08


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:38


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:03


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:28


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:23


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:36


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:05


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:33


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:18


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:06


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:48


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:45


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:07


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:24


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:39


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:37


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:05


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:09


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:38


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:29


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:36


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:25


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:26


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:07


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:19


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:06


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:09


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:55


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:33


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:46


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:37


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:58


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

01:51


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:12


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:29


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:10


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:59


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:06


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:01


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:41


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:54


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:26


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:47


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:14


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:02


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:41


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:09


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:19


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:23


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

02:18


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:01


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:28


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:21


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:03


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:31


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:13


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:34


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:23


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:00


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:12


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:31


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:06


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:32


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:44


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:19


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:21


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:09


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

02:28