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A Question of Trust

by Jonathan Pinnock

Part of the A Mathematical Mystery Series

Crime / Mystery Humour (fiction) Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on A Question of Trust

Murder, mystery, and mayhem abound in this amusing action-packed read. I missed out on Volume One, ‘The Truth About Archie and Pye’ and though I would suggest starting at the beginning, I was still able to enjoy this mad caper of a story without feeling as though I had been left behind. This may be a mathematical mystery series with mentions of coding and bitcoins to be found (eeek) but I think I coped rather well as someone who finds maths, shall we say, challenging! Tom Winscombe narrates this story, he is trying to locate his girlfriend, stolen computers, lots and lots of answers, oh, and a snake! Tom usually wanders or jogs into the centre of trouble, dead bodies have a habit of turning up at the same time he does, and in terms of ability, just imagine the opposite of James Bond! Jonathan Pinnock writes with dash and verve, creating interesting characters and plenty of eyebrow raising situations. ‘A Question of Trust’ is an entertaining read, it is beautifully easy to fall into and really enjoyable.

Liz Robinson

A Question of Trust Synopsis

A witty, fast-paced thriller with a dash of mathematics and a large dose of danger Life is not going smoothly for Tom Winscombe. His girlfriend Dorothy has vanished, taking with her all the equipment and money of the company she ran with her friend Ali. Now Tom and Ali are forced to eke out an awkward shared bedsit existence while they try to work out what she is up to. Meanwhile, Tom has other things on his mind, including how to untangle his father from a cryptocurrency scam, how to break into a hospital in order to interrogate an old acquaintance and what is the significance of the messages he's been receiving from Rufus Fairbanks's LinkedIn account. Tom and Ali's investigations lead them in a host of unexpected and frankly dangerous directions, involving a pet python, an offshore stag do and an improbable application of the Fibonacci sequence. But at the end of it all, will they find Dorothy - and will she ever be able to explain just exactly what is going on? 

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A Question of Trust Press Reviews

Praise for Jonathan Pinnock:

'Lovely stuff.' Ian Rankin

'He makes funny and self-deprecating company.' The Herald

'Jonathan Pinnock writes compelling tales with a deliciously wicked glint in his eye.' Ian Skillicorn, National Short Story Week

'Jonathan Pinnock is Roald Dahl's natural successor.' Vanessa Gebbie

'Funny, clever, and sometimes brilliantly daft. A comedy that I am sure would have made Pythagoras, Archimedes and Douglas Adams all laugh out loud.' Scott Pack on The Truth About Archie and Pye

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ISBN: 9781788421522
Publication date: 18/04/2019
Publisher: Farrago an imprint of Prelude Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781788421522
Publication date: 18th April 2019
Author: Jonathan Pinnock
Publisher: Farrago an imprint of Prelude Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, Humour, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery, Mathematics, Humour,

About Jonathan Pinnock

Jonathan Pinnock is the author of the novel Mrs Darcy Versus the Aliens (Proxima, 2011), the short story collections Dot Dash (Salt, 2012) and Dip Flash (Cultured Llama, 2018), the bio-historico-musicological-memoir thing Take It Cool (Two Ravens Press, 2014) and the poetry collection Love and Loss and Other Important Stuff (Silhouette Press, 2017). He was born in Bedford and studied Mathematics at Clare College, Cambridge, before going on to pursue a moderately successful career in software development. He also has an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University. He is married with two slightly grown-up children and now lives in Somerset, where he should ...

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