- New Translations
Translated from Russian by Tamar Kotrikadze
The book is written by one person but has two names on the cover: Boris Akunin and Grigory Chkhartishvili, one writes novels the other essays. It consists of literary essays about six cemeteries in different parts of the world, each accompanied by its own macabre story. These can be frightening, especially that the reader will meet Darya Saltykova (aka Saltichikha), Oscar Wilde, Karl Marx and even the fictitious detective Erast Fandorin.