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W&N FICTION SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER

Boris Akunin He Lover of Death

Dickens meets Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels as Fandorin goes noir… The most hardboiled Fandorin novel to date pits our detective against an extraordinary cast from the underbelly of Moscow life. We meet celebrity bandits, street urchins, drug dealers, and the ultimate Femme Fatale – called Death, for the life expectancy of her lovers. But can Fandorin unweave a web of false identities, save a hapless orphan, and survive an encounter with Death unscathed? Boris Akunin’s Fandorin books have sold more than 18 million copies in Russia alone. He lives in Moscow.

Fiction Cased/Trade Paperback (export only) September £16.99/£12.99 240pp 216 x 135mm 978 0 297 86063 1/978 0 297 86065 5 Markets: World XUSAC USA, Translation: Linda Michaels Ltd; Serial: W&N

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Bernhard Schlink The Weekend

The author of The Reader returns with another haunting, thought-provoking take on Germany’s recent past Old friends and lovers reunite for a weekend in a country house, having spent decades apart. But this isn’t any old reunion. After 24 years, Jörg – a convicted murderer and terrorist – has been released from prison on a pardon, and now must confront his past. Exploring the fascinating history of the Baader-Meinhof Group, this is an explosive tale of old jealousies, extreme politics and uncertain futures. Bernhard Schlink is the author of The Reader – now an Oscar-winning film – as well as several prizewinning crime novels. He lives in Bonn and Berlin.

Fiction Cased/Trade Paperback (export only) October £14.99/£12.99 224pp 234 x 153mm 978 0 297 86317 5 Markets: W orld XUSAC USA: Random House Inc; T ranslation: Diogenes; Serial: W&N