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|Download Ebook ⚸ The Eighth Detective ⚡ A thrilling, wildly inventive nesting doll of a mystery, in which a young editor travels to a remote village in the Mediterranean in the hopes of convincing a reclusive writer to republish his collection of detective stories, only to realize that there are greater mysteries beyond the pages of booksThere 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 daysUntil 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 itBut there are things in the stories that don t add up Inconsistencies left by Grant that a sharp eyed editor begins to suspect are than mistakes They may be clues, and Julia finds herself with a mystery of her own to solveAlex Pavesi s 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 What an ingenious, intelligent and totally inventive mystery Be warned do not read this book when you are in the mood for a mindless thriller This book will make your brain WORK for the cookies You re gonna have to look for clues and details, interpret new theories about mysteries, and even do some math But lord it is fun.This book is about a mathematician who has a long forgotten book of short mysteries rediscovered by a modern day publisher Through their discussions, we learn he has a ma What an ingenious, intelligent and totally inventive mystery Be warned do not read this book when you are in the mood for a mindless thriller This book will make your brain WORK for the cookies You re gonna have to look for clues and details, interpret new theories about mysteries, and even do some math But lord it is fun.This book is about a mathematician who has a long forgotten book of short mysteries rediscovered by a modern day publisher Through their discussions, we learn he has a mathematical theory about the structure of mysteries We also see that he may be dropping clues about a larger motive for writing these stories This is a book within a book, and within both stories the reader is given a bunch of theories and clues to figure out Some of the time I felt like I was reading Agatha Christie and other times I was put in mind of the Encyclopedia Brown books I loved as a kid All the stories culminate in a larger mystery to solve The structure of the book is unlike anything I ve read before and I can t imagine how tough it must have been to create I loved the characters, especially editor Julia Hart and mystery author Grant McAllister I liked the theories very much although I had certain intellectual quibbles with them What about mysteries when you already know who the murderer is up front, but you re just waiting to see him get caught, for example Is that not a mystery too This book will make you want to race through to get to the ending, but you can t really do that, because it s so dense and intellectual and you might miss some clues When you DO get to the ending though, it is a fantastic payoff It s the kind of book you may want to read again, now knowing what you know.Many thanks to NetGalley, Henry Holt and Alex Pavesi for this totally original and very smart mystery to read in exchange for my honest review This is FAN TAS TIC 7 different murder stories with Christie esque vibes, smart mind games, a grotesque, claustrophobic, extremely witty world building and high tension, slow burn mystery withthan one twists and shocking ending s A murder needs victim perpetrator and a detective Julie Hart is sharp minded, extremely smart editor who can easily read the messages hidden behind the lines and her detail oriented mind helps her to extract the secret essence of the stories and discrepancies a This is FAN TAS TIC 7 different murder stories with Christie esque vibes, smart mind games, a grotesque, claustrophobic, extremely witty world building and high tension, slow burn mystery withthan one twists and shocking ending s A murder needs victim perpetrator and a detective Julie Hart is sharp minded, extremely smart editor who can easily read the messages hidden behind the lines and her detail oriented mind helps her to extract the secret essence of the stories and discrepancies as well When she was volunteered to meet with the author of White Murders Grant McAllsiter, professor of mathematics ,has been living an isolated life in a remote village of Mediterranean, she wanted to learn about the writing process of the book and the author s background story which affect him to create them She was so excited to convince him to republish the book But she finds the author a little tight lipped and reluctant to giveclues about the creation process of 7 detective stories and all those stories have inconsistencies which are easily caught by Julie Did Grant put them intentionally to test the readers focus or does he have a hidden agenda to connect with those stories with real life murder Julia realizes she is the 8th detective to dig out another mystery and find out the secrets that Grant kept.When I read those stories I felt like there were missing pieces about them but I happily got my answers Especially the last conversation of the characters and two endings startled me This is unique, phenomenal, so smart, complex, challenging, mind blowing debut author I could only clap and raise my glass to Alex Pavesi who is such a brilliant author and I cannot wait to read his upcoming works in near future.If you like old school detective stories meet complex twisty whodunit plays, this is amazing combination for your needs Please read it and send me thank you notes and cupcakes for showing your appreciation to my recommendation It only took my four hours to finish it and even though I cannot feel my legs and I m starving, it is worth for the pain I truly enjoyed it Special thanks to NetGalley and Henry Holt and Co for sharing this incredible ARC with me in exchange my honest review Alex Pavesi writes a fascinating, smart and imaginative novel that examines and analyses the murder mystery genre with author and Mathematics Professor Grant McAllister, with its echoes of Agatha Christie Now an elderly recluse living on a Mediterranean island, many years ago he wrote a collection of seven murder mysteries under the title, The White Murders In a research paper in 1937, The Permutations of Detective Fiction, he theorises that there are rules for murder mysteries, calculating th Alex Pavesi writes a fascinating, smart and imaginative novel that examines and analyses the murder mystery genre with author and Mathematics Professor Grant McAllister, with its echoes of Agatha Christie Now an elderly recluse living on a Mediterranean island, many years ago he wrote a collection of seven murder mysteries under the title, The White Murders In a research paper in 1937, The Permutations of Detective Fiction, he theorises that there are rules for murder mysteries, calculating the possibilities and the different structures, that he illustrates with the short mysteries in his collection A publisher discovers the mysteries and wants to republish them that leads to young, ambitious editor, Julia Hart, turning up at McAllister s home.Hart wants to go through each of the mysteries with McAllister, being sharp and observant, she notes the inconsistencies in each story, leaving her curious, with many questions and wondering if something bigger lies within the stories She becomes the eighth detective, persistent and determined as she discusses each mystery after reading it with McAllister, who claims to have a poor memory and insists that there is no connection between the stories Hart, however, is having none of this and wants to know , intrigued with McAllister himself, who is he and what is his personal history Why do the mysteries go under the title of The White Murders Pavesi s approach in his brilliant novel is different and original, offering the reader the opportunity to turn detective and hunt for the conundrums, riddles and clues that are present and underlie the unexpected and surprising ending s The clues are all there, in the well plotted and structured storytelling, the book within a book, that engaged me so thoroughly This is a highly entertaining, twisted and intriguing thriller, that will appeal to many readers of crime fiction, especially those who love their classic golden age of crime mysteries Many thanks to Penguin Michael Joseph for an ARC What a clever and complex story this was I have some much respect for the author in creating this ambitious tale within a tale, and will surely be looking out for their future work As a fan of old timey crime fiction, the mysteries set inside the modern day narrative was a really nice touch, although I did find myself almost wanting to rush through them to get to the present mystery at hand The ending did feel a bit lackluster after all the build up, but that perhaps was due to the fact tha What a clever and complex story this was I have some much respect for the author in creating this ambitious tale within a tale, and will surely be looking out for their future work As a fan of old timey crime fiction, the mysteries set inside the modern day narrative was a really nice touch, although I did find myself almost wanting to rush through them to get to the present mystery at hand The ending did feel a bit lackluster after all the build up, but that perhaps was due to the fact that so much time is spent pouring into the old stories, and not a ton of time is spent developing the characters in current time If you enjoy books that present the reader with a plot that challenges the mind, definitely give The Eighth Detective a try this AugustMany thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy.