It’s time for me to cross over to a parallel universe and join the blog tour for Murder in the Multiverse by R.E. McLean. Many thanks to the author, and to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources, for inviting me to take part in the tour, and for providing me with a copy of the book.
The Multiverse Investigations Unit – fighting crime across the Multiverse
Alex Strand is finding her way as the newest and most ginger member of the University of Berkeley Physics Faculty.
But when the murder of reclusive internet billionaire Claire Pope proves insoluble, she’s recruited to the top-secret Multiverse Investigations Unit.
Hidden in the parking lot of San Francisco Police HQ, the unit investigates murders by sending officers to parallel universes in which the victim is still alive – for now.
Alex needs to prove herself. With the help of the mysterious Sarita Jones, the bizarrely-bearded Sergeant Mike Long and Schrödinger the quantum cat, can she track down the murderer, prevent the same crime from happening in a parallel version of San Francisco, and get back before closing time?
Murder in the Multiverse is very different to Rachel’s usual books, and I must admit that when I first picked it up to read, it was with a mix of trepidation and cautious optimism. I have loved everything I have read by Rachel, and I will admit to having some concerns as to how such a different style would work. Any fears I had though were soon set aside as I remembered what an incredibly talented writer Rachel is.
Murder in the Multiverse is a book that will appeal to people on so many levels, and if you are a fan of the Big Bang Theory, I would definitely recommend that you read it. There were lots of little touches that appealed to my inner science geek, not least the enigmatic Schrodinger. I have always wanted a cat called Schrodinger, although I would hope that if I did, he would prove a little more reliably present that Alex’s own mysterious moggy.
The book is action packed and full of tension, but also sprinkled with humour throughout, making it a light, fun read. The cast of oddballs who work at the MIU, and their interactions with each other, are so endearing that I hope this is a series that runs and runs, just so I can discover all their secrets.
One thing to note is the importance of reading the chapter headings in this book. This is something that I a guilty of not doing in the majority of books, but it is particularly important in this one, and I found myself flicking backwards on more than one occasion to resolve some self-inflicted confusion about where/when exactly I was.
Given how this book ends, I really hope we won’t have to wait too long for the next instalment – I know I will be waiting for it with baited breath!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Greetings, budding Multiverse Investigator!
My name’s RE McLean and I’m the author of the Multiverse Investigations Unit books and stories.
When I’m not fighting off quantum cats, jumping between parallel universes and wondering how my character got turned into a ten-foot rabbit, I spend my time geeking out with my two sons, laughing at my (very stupid but totally unquantum) cats and planning the next story.
Do YOU have what it takes to become a Multiverse Investigator?
Join Alex Strand and her team of oddballs as they hop between universes, solve crimes, and always get back before closing time. And find out how Alex’s cat Schrödinger became a quantum cat in his EXCLUSIVE origins story. All at multiverse-investigations.com.