Astra Elcova

Red Lion of the Druids


Combining the power of Red Lion and the Eye of Unicorn, the owner of druids’ elixir will rule the world and become immortal.

Three centuries ago Swarthy, a secret agent of the British Empire, was sent to Russia to destroy Russian regal family and diminish the power of Russia. But her main task was to get back the lost sacred object of druids – Red Lion. With its help it was possible to gain great power and become immortal. Swarthy died before she managed to fulfill her task….

Mantle with golden bees


Kings die, but the symbol of their power – golden bees – pass through centuries and tempt adventurers and ambitious people…

Igor Tarkhanin tried hard to make himself forget his feeling for Ulyana. She was his first love more than ten years ago. But finally he gave up and decided to revive the relationship with the girl. She met him coolly and seemed not to recognize him…

The Star of Babylon


“Artifact&Detective” is the series of books for readers with the fine taste. They are devoted to historical mysteries, “fatal” art objects, and are marked by the brilliant modern plots on the ancient background. The plots are often based on the search of the ancient artifact. Artifacts are objects beyond time. Nobody knows if the passions they cause calm down during the new century.

Ishtar’s Star, the artifact of this novel, is a fine piece of jewelry made of gold and decorated with lazurite, once stolen from Babylon’s ruins. It can fulfill the wishes of its owner, but may destroy the owner if he or she causes the anger of the goddess Ishrar.

Gold of the Scythians


Treasures from Scythian graves gained a new life changing hands and traveling from one country to another. But their way was marked by blood…

Marina Evlanova deeply worried by her son Dmitry’s behavior contacted Astra Eltsova for assistance as Astra was dealing with private investigations and could give a clear view of her son’s life. All of a sudden Dmitry divorced his wife Zlata, abandoned his position in the bank, moved to a rented apartment and decided to write a novel.

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.

The Mystery Of The Last Sphinx


White lilies... A certain person called Sphinx, handles killing puzzles to a probable victim in a basket with white lily flowers. Vlas Nikonov, a famous violinist doesn`t give a rush to a silly letter and forfeit his life.

The assassination investigator Astra Eltsova makes investigation and her intuition suggests that it is the puzzle which brings undermeaning. An under sentence of death person is given a chance to win a battle with unknown Sphinx by cracking a mystery.

Venetian Glass Magic


Astra believes that she is destined to shine out, her name in terms of Greek means "Star". What was her surprise to find out a thunderclap just before the wedding day - the fianc? cheat on her with the best girl friend Marina!