The Eighth Detective
  • Author : Alex Pavesi
  • Release Date : 04 August 2020
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 13 : 125075593X

Download or read book entitled The Eighth Detective written by Alex Pavesi and published by Henry Holt and Company online. This book was released on 04 August 2020 with total pages 304. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Dizzying, dazzling... When did you last read a genuinely original thriller? The wait is over." —A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window There are rules for murder mysteries. There must be a victim. A suspect. A detective. Grant McAllister, a professor of mathematics, once sat down and worked all the rules out – and wrote seven perfect detective stories to demonstrate. 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 brilliant, 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. Alex Pavesi's The Eighth Detective is a love letter to classic detective stories with a modern twist, where nothing is as it seems, and proof that the best mysteries break all the rules.