Publication Date: 25/04/2024 ISBN: 9781788424356 Category:

The Code of the Vavasors

Jonathan Pinnock

Publisher: Duckworth Books
Publication Date: 25/04/2024 ISBN: 9781788424356 Category:
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Tom Winscombe and his ex-girlfriend Dorothy Chan are on a mission to crack a code – a code embedded in a chip inside two alpacas that used to belong to the famed dead mathematical geniuses, the Vavasor twins.

Their search leads them to a secretive mathematical retreat at a country house. While there, various members of the party succumb to a succession of bizarre fatal accidents. Will Tom and Dorothy succeed in their mission – and get out alive?

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.

Publisher Review


‘Irreverent, witty, well-aimed, and fizzing with imagination’ Ian Stewart ‘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

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