The Novels

The Moon Maid’s Casket


Proserpine – goddess of the underground kingdom – possessed the casket where the secret of love and death was kept. The persons who looked inside were in danger of falling into the deadly sleep.

Astra Eltsova who entertained herself with private investigations came to the villa in the Crimea upon invitation of the master of the house, Akim Yudin. He asked her to investigate strange events which took place there.

Sandglass of the Queen’s Astrologer


The sandglass of Ekaterina Medici’s personal astrologer may foretell the future and warn of the danger. But it chooses the owner itself…

Alexey Glebov could not understand his wife Magda any more. When he saw her at night by his bed with the dagger in her hands, he decided not to endure this any more and contacted Astra Eltsova who performed private investigations. While Astra was trying to understand Madga’s “eccentricities”, the real (not imaginary) crime happened

The Golden Idol of Ognebog


The pagan relic of wizards, the golden idol of Ognebog (God of Fire) is awaiting sacrifice even now. And sacrifice will be offered…

Ilya Boretsky, a prosperous owner of a country house, invited “Rusalki” (Mermaids) group for the costume party to celebrate the New Year. As he honoured Slavic traditions, he longed to perform the ceremony called winter rusalii (parting with the mermaid). This pagan ceremony should bring favour of the fire guardian, Ognebog.

Siegfried`s Dagger


Weapons of ancient heroes do not exist only in myths and legends, they may be as real as the world around us...

The book begins with the following events: Leda Kupriyanova turns for help to amateur private detective, Astra Eltsova. Help is really required - her fianc? Vlad went on business trip, but did not return.