The Last Equation of Isaac Severy: A Novel in Clues

Nova Jacobs (Touchstone / Simon & Schuster, March 6, 2018)

A literary mystery about a struggling bookseller whose recently deceased grandfather, a famed mathematician, left behind a dangerous equation for her to track down—and protect—before others can get their hands on it. Learn more here

“A riveting narrative that . . . delivers all the page-turning suspense of a mystery novel laced with insights into modern mathematics and quantum physics, and into the dynamics of family relationships. A brilliant first novel radiant with promise of even better to come.”
Booklist (starred review)

 
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Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident

By Donnie Eichar, with J.C. Gabel and Nova Jacobs (Chronicle Books, 2013)

In 1959 Soviet Russia, a group of students set out from their hometown of Sverdlovsk on a winter excursion into the northern Ural Mountains. They never returned. Their nine bodies were eventually found a mile from their campsite, many without shoes and winter clothing. Violent injuries and a conflicting set of clues have confounded investigators for decades, making this one of the most enduring and debated mysteries in Russian history. Now, more than fifty years later, Donnie Eichar reveals what really happened at Dyatlov Pass.

Booklist calls it "gripping ... at least as dramatic as Krakauer’s Into Thin Air.”

 
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Inside the Script

Writer, Researcher (Warner Bros. Digital Publishing, 2012)

Warner Bros. launched its e-book series “Inside the Script” with four dare-one-say-iconic titles: CasablancaNorth by NorthwestAn American in Paris, and Ben-Hur. Each book features the original shooting script, essays, film stills, behind-the-scenes tidbits, and rare archival materials. You can learn more about the series here and here.