History Literature / ErastFandorin

25th Jan '16 11:58:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* TsaristRussia: The main setting of most of the books (except ''The Turkish Gambit'', ''Murder on the Leviathan'', part two of ''The Diamond Chariot'', and some parts of ''The Winter Queen'' and ''Jade Rosary Beads'').
25th Jan '16 11:58:00 AM Morgenthaler
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Literature/ErastFandorin is the eponymous protagonist of a highly popular Russian HistoricalDetectiveFiction series set in the 19th century. He starts off as a regular police clerk in Moscow in 1876 and eventually becomes a GreatDetective of international renown, on one occasion employed even by the {{Tsar|istRussia}} himself. Early in his career, he exiles himself to Japan, learns the ways of the {{ninja}}s, and returns even more {{badass}} than before. Later in his life, he becomes a technology {{geek}} (while retaining his badassitude, of course) with a special fondness for {{Cool Car}}s.
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Literature/ErastFandorin Erast Fandorin is the eponymous protagonist of a highly popular Russian HistoricalDetectiveFiction series set in the 19th century. He starts off as a regular police clerk in Moscow in 1876 and eventually becomes a GreatDetective of international renown, on one occasion employed even by the {{Tsar|istRussia}} himself. Early in his career, he exiles himself to Japan, learns the ways of the {{ninja}}s, and returns even more {{badass}} than before. Later in his life, he becomes a technology {{geek}} (while retaining his badassitude, of course) with a special fondness for {{Cool Car}}s.
16th Jan '16 11:43:26 AM Anddrix
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* ViewersAreMorons: The most likely explanation for the retitling of the first and third novels (in Russian, respectively, ''Azazel'' and ''Leviathan'' to ''The Winter Queen'' and ''Murder on the Leviathan'').
26th Dec '15 2:05:45 PM morenohijazo
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* PocketProtector: In ''The Winter Queen'', Erast's life is saved when an attacker's knife is turned away by his corset.

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* PocketProtector: In ''The Winter Queen'', Erast's life is saved when an attacker's knife is turned away by his corset.
26th Dec '15 2:05:09 PM morenohijazo
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* PickedFlowersAreDead: In ''She Lover of Death'', Columbina feeds the flowers that Fandorin gives her on their first [[NotADate Not-Date]] to a horse, saying that she has no need for "flower corpses".
21st Dec '15 6:38:51 AM gallium
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* TrivialTitle: In the English-language market, anyway. ''The Winter Queen'' is a random reference to a hotel Fandorin stays at while in London. (As noted elsewhere on this page the novel is titled ''Azazel'' in Russian.)
5th Nov '15 10:10:06 AM nombretomado
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* OrthodoxChristianity: Less relevant than in Akunin's other series starring Sister Pelagia, but plays an important role in the setting and occasionally the plot.
14th Oct '15 1:58:20 PM Koveras
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* PosthumousSibling: Fandorin has had two known sons: [[spoiler:"Captain Rybnikov", revealed to be Fandorin and Midori Tamba's son in ''Diamond Chariot'',]] committed suicide in 1905, while his first and only legitimate heir, Alexander Fandorin, was born in 1921, though neither he, nor Fandorin himself ever learned that even had an older brother.
15th Sep '15 9:33:26 AM lakingsif
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* DressingToDie: In novel ''She, Lover of Death'', [[spoiler: the title heroine, Columbina]], chooses her best dress to commit a ritualistic suicide in, which she believes to be a "marriage" to Death itself (or "himself", as she prefers to word it).
11th Sep '15 2:19:43 PM int19h
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* AKA47: Fandorin usually uses a fictional "Herstal-Agent" revolver. It is small, flattish, accurate only at short distances, and holds seven cartridges--all in all, a revolver {{Expy}} of then-not-yet-designed FN-Browning M1900 (a.k.a. Browning No.1) semiautomatic. The name "Herstal-Agent" is a ShoutOut--Herstal being the Belgian town where the FN firearms factory is located. From the second part of ''The Diamond Chariot'' onwards, Fandorin uses a Browning semiautomatic.
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* AKA47: Fandorin usually uses a fictional "Herstal-Agent" revolver. It is small, flattish, accurate only at short distances, and holds seven cartridges--all in all, a revolver {{Expy}} of then-not-yet-designed FN-Browning M1900 (a.k.a. Browning No.1) semiautomatic. The name "Herstal-Agent" is a ShoutOut--Herstal being the Belgian town where the FN firearms factory is located. From the second part of ''The Diamond Chariot'' onwards, Fandorin uses a Browning semiautomatic. On the other hand, the description of Herstal-Agent, especially safety located where the hammer would normally be on a revolver, is a rare feature in revolvers in general, and is a very distinctive feature of Webley "WP" Pocket Hammerless revolver, which dates to roughly the same time period. In a possible subtle reference to that, Fandorin is using a Webley semi-auto pistol in ''The Black City''.
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