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Scottish countryside, 1930s. The great British writers from the golden age of murder mystery novels, such as Agatha Christie, are a part of a secret society, the Detection Club. The billionaire Roderick Ghyll invites the members of the club to a gathering at his enormous mansion on an island. They’ve been invited to watch a demonstration of a new kind of robot, one that could make the work of detectives and policeman obsolete. After being given all the information on a crime, the robot is capable of solving it instantly, producing the name or names of all guilty parties.
But their host is mysteriously killed… A smart and gripping story within a story, which invites the reader to solve the murder, but also think about the implications of artificial intelligence, and the question of creation…