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Cambridge, 1888. When schoolmistress Vanessa Duncan learns of a murder at St John’s College, little does she know that she will become deeply entangled in the mystery. Dr Geoffrey Akers, Fellow in Pure Mathematics, has been found dead, struck down by a violent blow to the head. What could provoke such a brutal act? Vanessa, finding herself in amongst Cambridge's brightest scholarly minds, discovers that the motive may lie in mathematics itself.

Drawn closer to the case by a ...

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The Three-Body Problem

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Overview

Cambridge, 1888. When schoolmistress Vanessa Duncan learns of a murder at St John’s College, little does she know that she will become deeply entangled in the mystery. Dr Geoffrey Akers, Fellow in Pure Mathematics, has been found dead, struck down by a violent blow to the head. What could provoke such a brutal act? Vanessa, finding herself in amongst Cambridge's brightest scholarly minds, discovers that the motive may lie in mathematics itself.

Drawn closer to the case by a blossoming friendship with mathematician Arthur Weatherburn, Vanessa begins to investigate. When she learns of Sir Isaac Newton's elusive 'n-body problem' and the prestigious prize offered to anyone with a solution, things begin to make sense. But with further deaths occurring and the threat of an innocent man being condemned, Vanessa must hurry with her calculations...

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A young schoolmistress must solve the murders of three mathematics professors at Cambridge University in 1888. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780749014445
  • Publisher: Allison & Busby, Limited
  • Publication date: 5/27/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,327,297
  • File size: 336 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2006

    A masterpiece

    A real pleasure to read. Written by an expert both in Mathematics and -apparently- in the art of writting outstanding fiction as well, this novel brings home the flavour of good old times.

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