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The Eighth Detective [Read] ➵ The Eighth Detective By Alex Pavesi – Buyprobolan50.co.uk 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 collect 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 The Eighth PDF/EPUB ² 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.

    books Unlimited | New & Used bookstore | Franklin, NC – buyprobolan50.co.uk 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."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • The Eighth Detective
  • Alex Pavesi
  • 22 February 2019
  • 125075593X

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  1. Nilufer Ozmekik Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    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

  2. Paromjit Paromjit says:

    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

  3. Chelsea Humphrey Chelsea Humphrey says:

    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.

  4. Ceecee Ceecee says:

    Former Maths Professor Grant McAllister writes a paper The Permutations of Detective Fiction in which he demonstrates that crime fiction comprises of four ingredients Suspects, The Victim, The Detective, The Killer s He then writes seven short stories collectively known as The White Murders in which he demonstrates his theory which are published many years ago He now lives in seclusion on a Mediterranean island where he is visited by editor Julia Hart with a view to republishing the stori Former Maths Professor Grant McAllister writes a paper The Permutations of Detective Fiction in which he demonstrates that crime fiction comprises of four ingredients Suspects, The Victim, The Detective, The Killer s He then writes seven short stories collectively known as The White Murders in which he demonstrates his theory which are published many years ago He now lives in seclusion on a Mediterranean island where he is visited by editor Julia Hart with a view to republishing the stories Julia however, notes inconsistencies in the stories and finds herself increasingly immersed in a mystery of her own in which she becomes the eighth detective The original stories are read to Grant by Julia and they then discuss them This is a well written and original novel, it s clever and a really good puzzle throughout The format works well and the original stories have an Agatha Christie feel to them which I like and the post story discussions between Grant and Julia are fascinating as those are the sections I enjoy the most because they are revealing Grant is intriguing as he s elusive and evasive and Julia is sharply clever and persistent I really like the concept of the novel and the solving of riddles, are the stories clues to something deeper, or are they a joke or a test If so, who is testing who As the end nears and the truth reveals itself or does it it all comes together well The ending is as enigmatic as Grant Overall, a really intriguing read and something a bit different With thanks to NetGalley and Penguin Michael Joseph for the ARC

  5. Barbara Barbara says:

    This novel harks back to the very early days of detective fiction, when crimes were usually solved by observation and deduction rather than forensics.The story Grant McAllister, a retired mathematician from Scotland, now resides on a beautiful Mediterranean island In 1937, when McAllister was a graduate student, he wrote a research paper called The Permutations of Detective Fiction , in which he posited that every detective story has characters in four categories victim s , suspect s , detec This novel harks back to the very early days of detective fiction, when crimes were usually solved by observation and deduction rather than forensics.The story Grant McAllister, a retired mathematician from Scotland, now resides on a beautiful Mediterranean island In 1937, when McAllister was a graduate student, he wrote a research paper called The Permutations of Detective Fiction , in which he posited that every detective story has characters in four categories victim s , suspect s , detective s , and killer s The categories can overlap, however, so a detective can be the killer, etc McAllister illustrates this with a Venn diagram To illustrate his ideas, McAllister wrote seven detective stories, and published them in a book called The White Murders Twenty five years later, a publisher called Blood Type Books wants to re issue McAllister s stories, with an introduction explaining the mathematical basis of the tales To this end, the publisher sends editor Julia Hart to interview McAllister At each session with the author, Julia reads one story aloud, and then she and McAllister discuss it in detail The seven detective stories, respectively, have the following victims a man murdered in his bedroom a woman who dies when she goes off a cliff a young woman who s drowned in a tub a man killed at a private party in a restaurant ten people killed on a tiny island an old woman smothered in her bed a victim who comes back as a ghost.As Julia and McAllister discuss each of these tales, it s clear the editor has an agenda She thinks McAllister killed a woman called Elizabeth White decades ago, a crime the press dubbed the White Murder Further, Julia thinks McAllister left clues about this in his stories.which she tries to winkle out Thus, it s a bit of a cat and mouse game between Julia and McAllister, with each one keeping secrets The Eighth Detective is an entertaining read, with some clever surprises However I felt like I was REALLY reading stories published in the early 1900s.stories that had very unrealistic premises For instance,than one character in the book finds a dead body or bodies and never bothers to call the police Instead, they proceed to investigate the crime themselves Moreover there s an instance of police brutality that s over the top for me.That said, fans of old timey detective stories would enjoy this book Thanks to Netgalley, the author Alex Pavesi , and the publisher Henry Holt and Company for a copy of the book.You can follow my reviews at

  6. Fran Fran says:

    An argument had been building between them all afternoon, ever since Bunny had brought their lunch to a sudden end Why did he invite Henry and Megan to his house in Spain in 1930 a pointing finger of blood reaching from below Bunny s doorBunny facedown, on the sheets a knife handle emerging from his back Upon further inspection, all windows and doors were locked If there are only two suspects, then both of them know who is killer is This story was written twenty five years ago b An argument had been building between them all afternoon, ever since Bunny had brought their lunch to a sudden end Why did he invite Henry and Megan to his house in Spain in 1930 a pointing finger of blood reaching from below Bunny s doorBunny facedown, on the sheets a knife handle emerging from his back Upon further inspection, all windows and doors were locked If there are only two suspects, then both of them know who is killer is This story was written twenty five years ago by Grant McAllister, a retired mathematician, a recluse living on a secluded Mediterranean island.In 1937, Grant wrote a research paper entitled The Permutations of Detective Fiction His goal to explore the criteria needed for a tome to be classified as a murder mystery and list all the possible structural variations He had published a slim volume of seven murder mysteries in a collection called The White Murders Having discovered this book in a second hand bookshop, a small publisher was interested in reissuing The White Murders for sale to a wider audience Julia Hart, editor, was dispatched to the island to meet the elusive Grant McAllister Julia is suspicious from the get go, however, she gives him the benefit of the doubt Each murder mystery has inconsistencies Are these inconsistencies intentional Why doesn t Grant provide any clarity Julia and Grant continue to have lively discussions about the permutations of detective fiction.The footpath on the southern coast of Evescombe was isolated It was a perfect place to murder someoneall it takes is a gentle pushdecades of erosionpossible Death by Distraction According to Grant s mathematical concepts two suspects could be guiltya suspect or the victim as suspect The Eighth Detective by debut author Alex Pavesi is a fascinating puzzle, a unique perspective on the murder mystery The killer or killers must be drawn from the group of suspects mathematically speaking , the killer s must be a subset of the suspects Why is Grant McAllister s book titled The White Murders Readers are in for an innovative, very creative read Kudos to Alex Pavesi.Thank you Henry Holt Company and Net Galley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review

  7. Anna Luce Anna Luce says:

    The Eighth Detective is not quite the thrilling, wildly inventive nesting doll of a mystery it d be promised to be I approached this novel hoping for something in the realms of Anthony Horowitz Sadly, The Eighth Detective seems closer to The 7 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, in that both novels are hellbent on confusing the reader with shocking reveals Similarly to Horowitz s Magpie Murders, The Eighth Detective introduces to a the work of fictions writer of detective fiction In Alex Pav The Eighth Detective is not quite the thrilling, wildly inventive nesting doll of a mystery it d be promised to be I approached this novel hoping for something in the realms of Anthony Horowitz Sadly, The Eighth Detective seems closer to The 7 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, in that both novels are hellbent on confusing the reader with shocking reveals Similarly to Horowitz s Magpie Murders, The Eighth Detective introduces to a the work of fictions writer of detective fiction In Alex Pavesi s novel the writer of a collection of short stories all whodunnits has relocated to an unmanned island He s approached by an editor interested in re publishing this collection She decides for theatrical reasons to read his own stories to him, all of these stories build on a paper he wrote examining the mathematical structure of murder mysteries called The Permutations of Detective Fiction very a la Ronald Knox The editor notices discrepancies in his stories continuity errors, incongruous descriptions etcThe novel is made up by these short storiesand dare I say, or write, that they are at best mediocre After reading the opening story one in which a character called Henry may have murdered a character called Bunnywas this a nod to the The Secret History , I hoped that the following ones could offer a bitvariety in terms of structure, style, and atmospheresadly, they are very same y Most of them seem like Agatha Christie rip offs the most ostentatious of which is acknowledged by the fictions author as a homage to his favourite crime novel Each short story is followed by sections titled Conversations in which the editor grills the author about his stories The author seems to have little recollection of the intentional discrepancies he peppered into his stories, but the editor is unyielding and tries to learnabout his private life which made certain later reveals less shocking Each time she finishes reading a short story the final line appears twice once at end of the short story and once at the beginning of the following Conversation This did not help in making the novel feel less repetitive.The writing style doesn t seem to vary so that the short stories and the Conversations seem to have been written by the same person which they have, but it kind of ruins the illusion of the stories having been written by a character The characters were mere names on a page, their personalities inexistent or irrelevant The Eighth Detective will offer little to readers who are fans of detective fiction and or whodunnits The short stories were populated by boorish caricatures, relied on predictable twists, and failed to amuse or surprise

  8. Gary Gary says:

    I was drawn by the synopsis of this debut novel by author Alex Pavesi.A young editor named Julia Hart travels to a remote village in the Mediterranean hoping to convince a writer to republish his collection of detective stories On meeting him she realises there are bigger mysteries than the detective stories.The rules for murder mysteries are there must be a victim, a suspect and a detective made up of changes to make the story Thirty years ago Grant McAllister, a professor of mathematics calc I was drawn by the synopsis of this debut novel by author Alex Pavesi.A young editor named Julia Hart travels to a remote village in the Mediterranean hoping to convince a writer to republish his collection of detective stories On meeting him she realises there are bigger mysteries than the detective stories.The rules for murder mysteries are there must be a victim, a suspect and a detective made up of changes to make the story Thirty years ago Grant McAllister, a professor of mathematics calculated the permutations calculating the different orders and possibilities of a mystery into seven perfect detective stories he quietly published.Julia wants to sit with the author to revisit the stories and convince him to republish his book Julia Hart the editor wants to understand why the author is hiding from his past.Once they start to revisit the stories Julia discovers that there are things that don t add up and there are inconsistencies that raise her suspicions Are they clues or does Julia have her own mystery to solve.The novel is told around the short stories that the author wrote Julia has asked Grant to go through the stories individually so that she can gather ideas for the republished works The novel alternates between the short stories and author and editors discussions.For a debut novel this is a very brave concept and the author really goes for something different Although it is a very good effort and certainly an entertaining read I am not sure he quite achieves the best mix of dialogue I would have preferredconversation between the editor and author rather than the short stories It feels at times too much like a book of short stories, nevertheless an entertaining read.I would like to thank both Net Galley and Penguin UK Michael Joseph for supplying a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review

  9. Ova - Excuse My Reading Ova - Excuse My Reading says:

    3.5 stars Reminded me a bit of Sophie Hannah in the way mysteries plotted.

  10. Christina Christina says:

    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

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