Reviews

  • Dizzying, dazzling - a potent potion of a thriller, a brew of bibliophilia (think The Shadow of the Wind), wire-taut tension (The Talented Mr. Ripley), and plot swerves so sharp and sudden you risk whiplash with each turn of the page, as bold as the best of Michael Connelly and Lisa Gardner. When did you last read a genuinely original thriller? The wait is over.

    A J Finn, bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
  • So, so clever. A twisty story and an education in the maths of murder mysteries, Agatha Christie would take her hat off to this one - bravo!

    Sarah Pinborough
  • It's rare for me to read a book in a single day, but I couldn't put Eight Detectives down. Compelling, clever, and beautifully-constructed. It deserves to be huge. I genuinely wanted to applaud at the end

    Alex North
  • An absolute triumph of a novel. I read it in two greedy gulps. Intelligent and compelling storytelling. Utterly brilliant

    Ali Land, bestselling author of Good Me, Bad Me
  • In Eight Detectives, Alex Pavesi constructs a remarkable puzzle that turns readers into literary detectives with every new twist. Both a celebration and a reinvention of mystery fiction

    Matthew Pearl, bestselling author of The Dante Club
  • An absolute juggernaut of a novel.

    Caz Frear
  • Alex Pavesi's Eight Detectives is a delightfully inventive and enjoyable debut which plays fascinating games with the classic murder mystery and puts a fresh spin on the notion of whodunit. Bravo!

    Martin Edwards, winner of the 2020 Diamond Dagger
  • So clever and a lot of fun, fans of Golden Age crime fiction (of which I am one) will love this unique tale with a modern twist

    Jenny Blackhurst, bestselling author of How I Lost You
  • Alex Pavesi has written one of the most creative detective novels of the year...if not of all time. Sharp writing, crisp dialogue, and the end will leave you reeling. An incredible debut novel!

    Samantha Downing, bestselling author of My Lovely Wife
  • A fantastic read. Utterly original, yet reads like a long-lost golden age classic. The author surprises from the first chapter, is always one step ahead, and constantly gives you this feeling that something macabre is happening behind your back! Bravo

    Ragnar Jonasson