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The Eighth Detective : a Novel

Pavesi, Alex. Book - 2020 Mystery / Pavesi, Alex, Adult Book / Fiction / Mystery / General / Pavesi, Alex None on shelf 24 requests on 2 copies Community Rating: 4 out of 5

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"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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New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2020.
Year Published: 2020
Description: 289 pages ; 25 cm
Language: English
Format: Book


Authors -- Fiction.
Editors -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)