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Author: Alex Pavesi Narrator: Emilia Fox Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2020 ISBN: 9781250764140
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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 outand 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.

A Macmillan Audio production from Henry Holt and Company

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Dizzying, dazzling… When did you last read a genuinely original thriller? The wait is over.”

    A. J. Finn, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Inventive…Pavesi’s language immerses readers in mid-twentieth-century England and in the struggles, cruelties, and oddities of his multitude of carefully portrayed characters…[An] atmospheric puzzle.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “The book abounds with complications and twists, and puzzle lovers will have fun predicting the endings of the stories…A satisfying mystery for the casual reader, even more so for the careful one.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A Booklist Pick of the Week's Best New Books
  • An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick of Not-to-Miss Summer Thrillers

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About the Narrator

Emilia Fox has won three AudioFile Earphones Awards for her narrations. She is an acclaimed and award-winning actress, most notably played the title role in the play Katherine Howard at the Chichester Festival Theatre, and Clara Copperfield in a television movie production of David Copperfield. In 2004 she began playing pathologist Nikki Alexander on the television series Silent Witness. In 2006 she garnered much praise for her role in the independent comedy-drama Cashback.