Eight Detectives

Eight Detectives

Summary

THE BIGGEST MYSTERIES ARE MURDER TO SOLVE . . .

'TODAY'S GREATEST EXPONENT OF PLAYFUL DETECTIVE FICTION' GUARDIAN

'One of the year's most entertaining crime novels' SUNDAY TIMES
'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

Reviews

  • TODAY'S GREATEST EXPONENT OF PLAYFUL DETECTIVE FICTION. A gloriously original, intricate and often very funny series of practical jokes played on the reader
    Oskar Jensen, GUARDIAN

About the author

Alex Pavesi

Alex Pavesi lives in Surrey, where he writes full time. He previously worked as a software engineer and before that obtained a PhD in Mathematics. He enjoys puzzles, long walks and recreational lock picking. His debut novel Eight Detectives has been published in more than twenty languages, and was picked by the Sunday Times and the New York Times as one of their books of the year.
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