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Eight Detectives
Eight Detectives | Alex Pavesi
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*PRE-ORDER NOW* 'When did you last read a genuinely original thriller? The wait is over.' A. J. Finn, bestselling author of The Woman in the Window All murder mysteries follow a simple set of rules. Grant McAllister, an author of crime fiction and professor of mathematics, once sat down and worked them all out. But that was thirty years ago. Now he's living a life of seclusion on a quiet Mediterranean island - until Julia Hart, a sharp, ambitious editor, knocks on his door. His early work is being republished and together the two of them must revisit those old stories: an author, hiding from his past, and an editor, keen to understand it. But as she reads, Julia is unsettled to realise that there are things in the stories that don't make sense. Intricate clues that seem to reference a real murder, one that's remained unsolved for thirty years. Julia realises she's unwittingly entered a battle of wits where there can only be one winner. But Grant will soon realise that he underestimates her at his peril...
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BookwormM
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#ARC #Netgalley #EightDetectives

This book made me realise that the murder mystery is a book genre I have not actually really ventured into,

I would recommend this to fans of the murder mystery genre I am sure you will recognise a lot more than I did and will also be able to solve the mysteries along the way.

Full review here https://thereadersroom.org/2022/06/11/eight-detectives-by-alex-pavesi/

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Smarkies
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A soft pick for me as I enjoyed the originality - it definitely catches you in the beginning. However, it tried a little too much to be clever for me and I felt at times that I was being "lectured" to. However, there were definitely twists on top of twists.
Read for #amurdermystery for #booked2022
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen I‘m intrigued 😜 7mo
Smarkies @Cinfhen give it a go! One of the more original books I have read in a while. 7mo
Cinfhen Stacked ❤️thanks 7mo
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Lunakay
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This is an amazing story that includes other crime short stories, so you get 8 murder mysteries in one! Highly recommended, I don't want to spoiler any of the content, so I'll just say: This is the most original crime mystery since The Orient Express.

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Lucy_Anywhere
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I very much enjoyed this clever and unusual murder mystery that played homage to the rules of the genre but used my own assumptions (and an unreliable narrative) to keep me guessing until the last page. A great pick if you like whodunnits!

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catsuit_mango
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After a classical Gothic novel, a murder mystery gifted to me over Christmas.

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catsuit_mango
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2 of the 4 books I received for my birthday (the others are epubs) and my new read the female man.
One must admire my partner still giving me books while not knowing what I have read... Luckily our taste are close enough that the city ad the city will still find someone to read it.

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Magpiegem
Eight Detectives | Alex Pavesi
Mehso-so

Book 27- 2021 As I started listening to this novel I was excited by the premise and where the story was going but it didn‘t really deliver in the end for me. I thought it would tied up in a more satisfying way. But it got me through a night with a tummy bug and for that I am very grateful!

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yourfavouritemixtape
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Mehso-so

What I did like: The concept of short stories hold together by a big arc. The very analytical approach to murder mysteries. The first - and maybe even the second - plot twist at the end.
What I did not like: Some of the stories were blunt and not surprising. There were too many plot twists at the end.

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RaeLovesToRead
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@TheAromaofBooks

Here is my Bookspin for August (hopefully you can just about read the titles!)

I'm absolutely drowning in books at the moment, so wish me luck.

Not got a Bingo on July's card, but I have managed to get through quite a few books so I'll give myself a pat on the back for that 😄

vivastory I keep meaning to read the tagged book 1y
RaeLovesToRead @vivastory Same! I started it a few months ago and (for some reason) only got a few pages in. I've been told its one you have to concentrate on so perhaps I've been waiting until I can pay attention. 1y
vivastory I'm hoping it'll have similar vibes to 1y
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RaeLovesToRead @vivastory I have Magpie Murders to read still as well 😅 My understanding is that 8 Detectives is quite complex. Or so I've heard! 1y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1y
RaeLovesToRead @TheAromaofBooks if I finish any of these in July will replace with random books off my shelf! 1y
TheAromaofBooks Sounds like a plan!! 1y
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RaeLovesToRead
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Today's Shelfie ❤ Some of the gorgeous books I can't wait to read!

BookishMarginalia So many good ones! 2y
RaeLovesToRead @BookishMarginalia I just wish I could read them all at the same time!!! 😊 2y
Aims42 ‘Magpie Murders‘ was soooo good!! 2y
RaeLovesToRead @Aims42 looks right up my street 😁😁 2y
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RaeLovesToRead
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Really excited to read this one... should probably finish one or two of the books I'm reading already but I'm looking forward to it!!!

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Review from my (grand)Pa - no wonder you kept asking me where I was up to!!! I knew *that character* was shady but I didn‘t guess that!!

Nana didn‘t care for the opening chapter so she declined to read this one.

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deirdrebeecher
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As I was reading this book I was preparing to give this a hugely positive review. I loved the concept which imbeds seven short stories into a context story. They took golden age mysteries as inspiration but wrote them in a cutting, merciless and modern way.

Then I went from being in total love to hate in the last quarter.

As frustrated as I am I still feel like 3/4 was so entertainting that it, just barely, still deserves to be a pick.

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TheEllieMo
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join the fun if you want.
This is day 69
#BooksToRead #TBRPile #TBRMountain

Onioons This is well worth a read when you get the chance. A pretty original whodunnit (or several whodunnits...) 😁 2y
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Mrs_B
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This book is crazy clever. Almost too clever. It took a lot of getting into and perseverance to get through it, but it is a fascinating concept. I will be thinking about those last few chapters for a while! Messed with your head. I probably wouldn‘t recommend unless you‘re a big murder mystery fan. Glad to be done with it.
#dashingdecember #wintersolstice @Andrew65

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2y
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Jeg
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Mehso-so

A clever idea but didn‘t quite do it for me.
#2020joybooks
@MrsMalaprop

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Onioons
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Nearly half way and still enjoying this strange meta look at the crime novel...

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emmaturi
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This is certainly a different type of crime story. An editor goes out to visit an author on an island. This author wrote 7 short crime stories and they are to be publised. These 7 stories are in the book and are discussed by both people. There are quite a few twists and turns and I didn't have the slightest clue at the ending! #crimebooks

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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It‘s been awhile since I‘ve read what amounts to a “classic crime” novel - and what a way to spend a lazy Sunday. This book throws around tropes and red herrings with merry abandon - and I was honestly none the wiser - did not see *most* of it coming.

charl08 Me either! And such a lovely looking book, too. 2y
BookwormDownUnder Sounds good! 2y
Cathythoughts Nice review 👍🏻 I hear it‘s good 2y
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emmaturi
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I recently bought this book and hope to get to it this month! #tbr

Cathythoughts A friend just read it & says it‘s really good 👍🏻 look forward to your thoughts 2y
erzascarletbookgasm I recently bought this too. Hope you enjoy! 2y
emmaturi I do really love crime novels, and heard good stuff about it. @Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm 2y
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rsteve388
Eight Detectives | Alex Pavesi
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Which cover do you like more?.

ozma.of.oz Oh first one. Definitely. 😍 2y
Moonprismpower I think the one on the left is prettier but looks more literary so if I wanted literary I‘d choose left. If I was looking for a fast paced mystery I‘d pick the one on the right. Also the flight of the birds and quick brush stroke of the eight alludes to movement or action while the left is still. The right also reminds me of Patterson or Evanovich covers. I‘d probably choose right. 2y
rsteve388 The first one @ozma.of.oz does that mean the one on the left? 2y
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ozma.of.oz Yeah! Sorry! Left one! 😅 2y
rsteve388 @Moonprismpower That's interesting, of course if you live in America the cover on the right is the one you get and if you live in the UK... And I assume? Anywhere else you get the one on the left. It fascinates me that based on your geography you get a different cover and a different title! 2y
Moonprismpower Yes I agree. I could tell the one on the right is U.S based on the popularity of similar covers. I would say they are both good covers but advertise the story differently. Just like different trailers for films. I would say my choice of US covers isn‘t because they are prettier per se but possibly because the cover tells me the kind of book I‘m buying based on prior book covers with similar plots. 2y
LiteraryinLawrence Hmm. I like the left one I think. 2y
rsteve388 Wait.. different countries get different trailers...?? @Moonprismpower 2y
RamsFan1963 The one on the left. The one on the right reminds me of Blake Crouch's book, Recursion. 2y
rsteve388 @RamsFan1963 I can see that, yes. 2y
coffees Like the red one, also interesting that they have different titles, gives you a different impression 🤔🤔🤔 2y
candority I like the one on the left better! 2y
rsteve388 @candority what about the cover in the left for.you like it? 2y
candority I like the little clues in the red circles and just find it more appealing in general. The one on the right is definitely reminiscent of other covers, so I like the more unique one! 2y
rsteve388 That's cool. Thanks for that. 2y
erzascarletbookgasm I got the one on the left because it‘s the only cover available for sale 🤷‍♀️.. but I like it. 2y
BarbaraBB Left. I prefer the complexity and cleanness above the simplicity of the right one - which reminds me indeed if Recursion although that one was more balanced. 2y
Moonprismpower Not only do different countries get different movie trailers and movie posters but even the US offers multiple trailers. I can visit YouTube and see at least two trailers for the same movie and each trailer may convey a different vibe for the movie. 2y
rsteve388 @Moonprismpower wow that's awesome, I was today years old when I figured that put 2y
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Verity
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Mehso-so

I know everyone else has loved it, but I was just a bit meh. Maybe a case of too much hype?!

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Verity
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Latest read

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jenniferw88
Eight Detectives | Alex Pavesi
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Thanks for the chance to win @TheSpineView

1. It depends on whether I think I'll re-read it or not.
2. Done

@squirrelbrain @Caroline2 @hufflepuffle

#two4tuesdaygiveaway

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Arvena
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@TheSpineView

1. I keep some, some share/ donate. The majority of my books I borrow from library.

2. The tagged book Eight Detectives by Alex Pavesi, maybe :)

#two4tuesday

TheSpineView Happy Tuesday and good luck! 😘 2y
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CindiB
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Fantastic. Clever, interesting, and unexpected. Very well written. But was Grant that diabolical? That is my only question. A debut novel from a writer worth following. 4.5/5 and not a five because of that one question. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Not entirely on purpose but certainly a very devious character 2y
CindiB @thegirlwiththelibrarybag I am wondering if you bought it though? I didn‘t believe it and it is the weakness for me. 2y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @CindiB, I can believe that he probably put it all behind him when he came to the island. They were both unreliable sources though - so perhaps we are not meant to fully believe it. 2y
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CindiB
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Here are my goals. I started Eight Detectives yesterday, so I started there adding in others that I want to read / meet reading goals for this year and the two official numbers. That‘s 10 books. That‘s the goal. What a nifty way to read and meet goals. Raining here today and I am off work. Perfect to curl up on the sofa and begin.

thebluestocking Nice choices. I loved The Dutch House! 💙 2y
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CindiB
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Look at gorgeous end papers from Goldsboro Books edition. What is better than quill pens for a book about a writer?

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veritysalter
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ a very enjoyable book within a book. Julia Hart visits a remote island to collaborate with Grant McAllister, author of ‘The White Murders‘, a book that lays out the rules for a good murder mystery; through the reading of the stories, Julia discovers that there is a bigger mystery to be solved. A different spin to the usual pattern of the genre.

catebutler This does sound fun! Always love a good mystery. 2y
AmyG I am almost done reading this and really enjoying it. I love the short stories within the “big” story. 2y
LeahBergen I can‘t wait for this one. 👍🏻 2y
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charl08
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If the paperback doesn't have this lovely cover, I shall 😫

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veritysalter
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I‘m abandoning my current reads to start this one on publication day, I‘ve been anticipating it for months.

ramblingsofareader This is a good read, enjoy! 2y
LeahBergen Ooo, stacked! 2y
emmaturi I have ordered it too. Should arrive next week 2y
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ramblingsofareader
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Flew through this over the last 2 days. A great concept with good execution, a quick but enjoyable read all in all, 4🌟 It‘s released in August, would recommend anyone who likes a good crime novel to pick it up if they see it!

charl08 Lucky you to get an ARC! Fun read. 2y
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ramblingsofareader
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Thanks to my neighbour for passing this on, it‘s not out until August so challenging myself to fit this somewhere into my TBR soon so that I can read it before it‘s out! 🔍

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