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Something doesn't add up about Archie and Pye ... After a disastrous day at work, disillusioned junior PR executive Tom Winscombe finds himself sharing a train carriage and a dodgy Merlot with George Burgess, biographer of the Vavasor twins, mathematicians Archimedes and Pythagoras, who both died in curious circumstances a decade ago. Burgess himself will die tonight in an equally odd manner, leaving Tom with a locked case and a lot of unanswered questions. Join Tom and a cast of disreputable and downright dangerous characters in this witty thriller set in a murky world of murder, mystery and complex equations, involving internet conspiracy theorists, hedge fund managers, the Belarusian mafia and a cat called . Praise for Jonathan Pinnock: 'Lovely stuff.' Ian Rankin 'A series of humorous, riotous mathematical mysteries.' David Nicholls '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
|Publication date:||4th October 2018|
|Publisher:||Farrago an imprint of Prelude Books|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery, Classic crime, Humour, Mathematics,|
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 ...More About Jonathan Pinnock