Detective Newton

Margret Guthrie of The Scientist gave a favorable review to Newton and the Counterfeiter. It sounds like a wonderful little vignette into the great mathe-magician’s life.

The philosopher eventually assembled such a compelling case against Chaloner — from testimony by witnesses, informants, and even the wives and mistresses of the criminal’s associates — that he was able to bring him up on charges of counterfeiting the King’s coin, a treasonable offence, in 1698.

On Thomas Levenson’s writing, she notes

[His] pace and timing rival those of the best crime story authors. He has written a real page-turner, perfect for a long afternoon’s engagement with the hammock or whiling away a long airport layover.

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