Calcutta, 1919. A Scotland Yard detective investigates the murder of a British official.
The investigation takes him from the opulent mansions of wealthy British traders to the seedy opium dens of the city.
Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops a train in its tracks as it travels through the mountainous Balkans.
In the morning, an American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside.
Why are statements in a bold typeface easier to believe? Why are judges more likely to deny parole before lunch? Why do we assume a good-looking person is more competent?
The answer lies in the two ways we make choices: fast, intuitive thinking, and slow, rational thinking.
The romantic clash between the opinionated E and her proud beau is a splendid performance of civilized sparring.
The characters dance a delicate quadrille of flirtation and intrigue, making this book the most superb comedy of manners of Regency England.
Follow a motley crew on an exciting journey through space, and one adventurous young explorer who discovers the meaning of family in the far reaches of the universe.