Edgar Nomination!

January 22, 2019. Mystery Writers of America nominates Isaac Severy for an Edgar Award in the Best First Novel by an American Author category.

New York Times Book Review

December 16, 2018. Isaac Severy in the “Paperback Row” section of NYT Book Review.

Wall Street Journal’s “Best Mysteries of 2018”

December 7, 2018. Isaac Severy makes The WSJ’s Books of the Year issue and Best Mysteries of 2018.


Isaac Severy in The Washington Post

March 15, 2018. Isaac Severy receives a rave review from Bethanne Patrick in The Washington Post! Read it HERE.


Wall Street Journal Review

March 3, 2018. Isaac Severy receives a rave review from Tom Nolan in the WSJ! Read it HERE.


Book of the Month Club Selection

March 1, 2018. Absolutely thrilled that Isaac Severy is a Book of the Month Club March selection. Learn more HERE.


A Starred Review from Booklist!

February 1, 2018. “A brilliant first novel radiant with promise of even better to come.” Read the full review HERE.


Indie Next Pick

February 1, 2018. The American Booksellers Association makes The Last Equation of Isaac Severy a March Indie Next Pick.


Library Journal: Editors’ Spring Pick

January 23, 2018. Library Journal makes The Last Equation of Isaac Severy one of “34 Titles to Wave a Flag About.” 


Publishers Weekly Interview

January 19, 2018. “Math and Murder: PW Talks with Nova Jacobs.”


A Starred Review from Publishers Weekly!

January 8, 2018. “The apparent suicide of a legendary mathematician drives Jacobs’s intricate and moving first novel.” Read review HERE.


Chicago Review of Books: Most Anticipated Fiction List

January 4, 2018. Chicago Review of Books includes The Last Equation of Isaac Severy on its “Most Anticipated Fiction Books of 2018.”


Kirkus Reviews The Last Equation

December 12, 2017. “In lovely, inventive prose, Jacobs re-engineers the tropes of family drama to explore age-old conundrums of destiny versus self-determination… [A] remarkable debut.” Read the full review HERE.