Yes it’s almost the weekend!! So if you’re looking for something to read, look no further! I’ve got crime fiction with a twist for you today!
Many thanks to Rachel Gibley of Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me on the blog tour and to R E McLean for a fab guest post!
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?
The Guest Post
Meet Schrödinger, the Quantum Cat and Unofficial Member of the Multiverse Investigations Unit
Cats, I’m told, are magical creatures.
They bend us to their will, lazing around all day and forcing us to provide them with food, toys and cat drugs. And all because they can do two things: look cute, and give us very hard stares.
Imagine being able to turn another human being into your slave just by looking at them. That’s what cats can do.
But Schrödinger is more than just your average cat. Not only can he make his owner Alex (a Scottish quantum physicist with a habit of giving her pets predictable names) pour out a plate of biccies just by saying ‘meow’ in the right tone of voice. He can also travel between universes.
Schrödinger is a quantum cat. Put him in a box, and he is both alive and dead at the same time. In fact, he’s alive in one universe, and dead in another.
(Quantum physics has been missing a trick by not realising that this is the secret behind Schrödinger’s cat – until now).
The first night Schrödinger performs his amazing quantum trick, Alex is devastated. She discovers him in his favourite box (a massive one from Amazon that was used to deliver a pencil sharpener). He’s lifeless. Still. Not breathing.
She rushes from the room and cries her heart out in the bathroom. Schrödinger is her beloved cat and her only friend in her adopted home of San Francisco, where the locals confuse her with the girl from Brave.
But when Alex returns to the box, Schrödinger’s little head is poking out of the top. “Meow?” He says, as if wondering what on earth she’s doing getting so emotional.
When Alex realises that Schrödinger is in fact traveling between universes in his box (OK, not literally, he isn’t flying a pile of cardboard through some sort of quantum tunnel), she uses it to her advantage. Kicked off the Multiverse investigations Unit after embarrassing herself in an alternate version of San Francisco, she builds her own box-inspired inter-dimensional machine and jumps into another world.
When she gets there, can she solve the murder of reclusive internet billionaire Claire Pope and stop the crime form happening in a second universe? Will Schrödinger help her or will he just lick his paws and wander off disdainfully? And will the rest of the MIU team be able to rescue Alex when she finds herself in the most bizarre fight she’s ever experienced?
You can find out by reading Murder in the Multiverse, which is out now. Buy it, or Schrödinger will give you a hard stare.
Who Is R E McLean?
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.
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