• Publication date: 04/10/2018
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781788421089
  • eBook ISBN: 9781788421072
A Mathematical Mystery 1

The Truth About Archie and Pye

Jonathan Pinnock

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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 µ.

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