Bookshelf spotlight: Eight Detectives

Today’s instalment of Murder/Mystery Monday is, shock horror, another book that I haven’t read yet. I bought it in 2021 as part of an eight book stack that were all mystery/thriller books, as that is what I was in the mood for. Or thought I was. Turns out I was still just wanting to reread books and otherwise reading popcorn books. It think this is the one that intrigued me the most from the batch. But of course that might just be because I can’t remember what all of the other books in that stack were 😆.

Eight Detectives by Alex Pavesi

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.

Thirty years later, ambitious editor Julia Hart arrives on a secluded island. She intends to republish these mysteries, and she’s finally tracked Grant down.

But there’s something curious about his seven murderous tales.

The stories’ secrets seem to offer clues to a real crime – a mystery that’s remained unsolved for thirty years.

Julia’s come looking for answers. But now she’s locked in a battle of wits with a dangerously clever adversary who wrote the book on murder.

I have a feeling this book could be very good, or very predictable. Here’s hoping the former.

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