Eight Detectives

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Grant McAllister, an author of crime fiction and professor of mathematics, once sat down and worked out the rules of murder. That was thirty years ago and now he’s living a life of seclusion on a quiet Mediterranean island – until Julia Hart, a sharp, ambitious editor, knocks on his door. His early work is being republished and together the two of them must revisit those old stories: an author, hiding from his past, and an editor, keen to understand it. But as she reads, Julia is unsettled to realise that there are things in the stories that don’t make sense. Intricate clues that seem to reference a real murder, one that’s remained unsolved for thirty years. If Julia wants answers, she must triumph in a battle of wits with a dangerously clever adversary. But she must tread carefully: she knows there’s a mystery, but she doesn’t yet realise there’s already been a murder.

ISBN: 9781405944977 Author: Pavesi, Alex Publisher: Penguin Books Publication Date: 5th August 2021 Imprint: Penguin Books Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.92 (edition:23) Pages: 345 Language: English Edition: 1st paperback ed Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , ,

THE BIGGEST MYSTERY CAN BE MURDER TO SOLVE . . . DISCOVER THE YEAR’S MOST ORIGINAL CRIME NOVEL

‘One of the year’s most entertaining crime novels’ SUNDAY TIMES, CRIME BOOK OF THE MONTH
‘When did you last read a genuinely original thriller? The wait is over’ A. J. FINN
‘An elegantly structured, intellectually challenging and completely unique thriller that grips like a vice’ SOPHIE HANNAH
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All murder mysteries follow a simple set of rules.

In the 1930s, Grant McAllister, a mathematics professor turned author, worked them out, hiding their secrets in a book of crime stories.

Then Grant disappeared.

Julia Hart has finally tracked him down. She wants to know what happened to him.

But she’s about to discover that a good mystery can be murder to solve . . .
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‘One of the most creative detective novels of the year . . . If not of all time’ Samantha Downing

‘Intelligent and inventive . . . It’s the most fun I’ve had in ages’ Cathy Rentzenbrink

‘So, so clever . . . Agatha Christie would take her hat off to this one – bravo!’ Sarah Pinborough

**Winner of the Capital Crimes Reader Award for Debut Book of the Year**

SHORTLISTED FOR THE GLASS BELL AWARD AND THE BARRY AWARD FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL

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