Ed Danyluk (English)

Ed Danyluk is a writer known for his historical detective fiction. Born in Volodymyr-Volynsky (Ukraine). Graduated from Harvard. Lives in London, UK. Writes in Russian and Ukrainian. 

Danyluk’s first novel, Tryzub-Imperial, was published in 2012. The book is set in 1982, one of the last years of the Soviet era, though contains elaborate descriptions of XIII-XIV century Kingdom of Rus and its predecessor state, Galicia–Volhynia. Events described in the novel take place in Volodymyr-Volynskyi, once the Kingdom’s capital and now a small provincial town. A retired man, coins collector, is murdered at home. Investigators find unusual coin, golden imperial with Trysub sign on it, a coin of the state that never existed.

The second novel, Sanira’s Fire, was published in 2016. The book is set in one of the Trypillian proto-cities 5.5 thousand years ago. The Cucuteni-Trypillian civilization (also known as Trypilska or Trypillian), is an Eneolithic (Stone and Copper) archaeological culture (ca. 6000 to 3500 BC) in Eastern Europe, from the Carpathian Mountains to the Dniester and Dnieper regions. During the Middle Trypillia phase (ca. 4000 to 3500 BC), populations belonging to the Cucuteni-Trypillian culture built the largest settlements in Europe, some of which contained as many as 3,000 structures and with the possibility of 20,000 or more inhabitants. The novel starts from the fire that fully destroys one of Trypillian cities and puts inhabitants into a disastrous, hopeless situation. Fear and desperation mount when mysterious, unexplainable events start to unfold and a young man is found murdered.