The Three Body Problem

The Three Body Problem

A Cambridge Mystery

Book - 2005
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Cambridge, 1888. Miss Vanessa Duncan is a young schoolmistress recently arrived from the countryside. She loves teaching and finds the world of academia fascinating; everything is going so well. But everything changes when a Fellow of Mathematics, Mr. Akers, is found dead in his room from a violent blow to the head. Invited to dinner by the family of one of her charges, Vanessa meets many of the victim's colleagues, including Mr. Arthur Weatherburn, who had dined with Mr. Akers the evening of his death and happens to be Vanessa's upstairs neighbor. Discussing the murder, she learns of Sir Isaac Newton's yet unsolved 'n-body problem', which Mr. Akers might have been trying to solve to win the prestigious prize. As the murder remains unsolved, Vanessa's relationship with Arthur Weatherburn blossoms. Then another mathematician, Mr. Beddoes is murdered and Arthur is jailed. Convinced of his innocence and with a theory of her own, Vanessa decides to prove her case. But when a third mathematician dies, it becomes a race against time to solve the puzzle. . .
Publisher: London : Allison & Busby, 2005, c2004
ISBN: 9780749083472
Branch Call Number: MYST PB Sha 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 286 p
Alternative Title: 3 body problem


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Mar 30, 2011

It was somewhere in between "cozy" and "serious".

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