The Eighth Detective : a Novel
Book - 2020 Mystery / Pavesi, Alex, Adult Book / Fiction / Mystery / General / Pavesi, Alex None on shelf 24 requests on 2 copies
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|Location||Call Number||Branch||Item Status|
|Downtown 2nd Floor||Mystery / Pavesi, Alex||Downtown Library||Due 10-20-2021|
|Malletts Adult Books||Adult Book / Fiction / Mystery / General / Pavesi, Alex||Malletts Creek Branch||Due 10-05-2021|
"There are rules for murder mysteries. There must be a victim. A suspect. A detective. The rest is just shuffling the sequence. Expanding the permutations. Grant McAllister, a professor of mathematics, once sat down and worked them all out - calculating the different orders and possibilities of a mystery into seven perfect detective stories he quietly published. But that was thirty years ago. Now Grant lives in seclusion on a remote Mediterranean island, counting the rest of his days. Until Julia Hart, a sharp, ambitious editor knocks on his door. Julia wishes to republish his book, and together they must revisit those old stories: an author hiding from his past, and an editor, keen to understand it. But there are things in the stories that don't add up. Inconsistencies left by Grant that a sharp-eyed editor begins to suspect are more than mistakes. They may be clues, and Julia finds herself with a mystery of her own to solve. THE EIGHTH DETECTIVE is a cerebral, inventive novel with a modern twist, where nothing is what it seems, and proof that the best mysteries break all the rules"-- Provided by publisher.
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