SYKM


Russia Mysteries
Boris Akunin
  • Erast Fandorin: sleuth in 19th century St. Petersburg, Russia
  Sister Pelagia: nun in a province beyond the Volga, in 19th century Russia

Alex Dryden
  • Anna Resnikov: a KGB colonel, along with various MI-6 and CIA operatives, starting in 1999 Moscow, Russia

Sam Eastland (Paul Watkins)
  • Inspector Pekkala: of Finnish extraction, a former investigator of Tsar Nicholas II, imprisoned by the Bolsheviks, now an investigator for Stalin starting in 1929, in the Soviet Union

Brian Freemantle
  • Dimitri Danilov: Colonel in the Moscow People’s Militia, later the Organized Crime Bureau, and William Cowley, an FBI agent and Russian expert

Brent Ghelfi
  • Alekei “Volk” Volkovoy: wounded Chechnya veteran, now a gangster and covert military operative, in Russia

Stuart Kaminsky
  • Porfiry Rostnikov: police inspector in Moscow, Russia

R.N. Morris
  • Porfiry Petrovich: the police inspector in Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, in 1860s St. Petersburg, Russia

Anthony Olcott
  • Ivan Kuvakin: bureaucrat in Moscow and elsewhere in Russia

Michael Pearce
  • Dmitri Kameron: lawyer in Kursk, Russia

William Ryan
  • Alexei Korolev: captain in the militia’s Criminal Investigation Division under Stalin, in 1930s Moscow, Russia

Martin Cruz Smith
  • Renko, Arkady: police officer in Moscow, Russia

Tom Rob Smith
  • Leo Demidov: secret police officer in 1950s Moscow, Russia

John Trenhaile
  • Stepan Povin: Russian KGB general in the Cold War