The Word Is Murder (Paperback)

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[The Magpie Murders and The Word is Murder] are not a series, but they are equally awesome and you should definitely read both of them! With these latest two innovative, unique mysteries, Horowitz firmly establishes himself as a master of the intersection between quirky innovation and compulsive readability. Delightfully creative narrative combines with classic detective story fun to make for the perfect read-all-weekend, must-find-out-whodunnit!

— Sasha

June 2018 Indie Next List

“When a healthy 60-year-old woman is found strangled in her London home the very day she had organized and paid for her own funeral, former police detective—now consultant—Daniel Hawthorne convinces author Anthony Horowitz to shadow his investigation to eventually publish this very story. Imagine sitting in a darkened English pub listening to Horowitz bemoaning his involvement as he tells the story of the unlikeable but captivating Hawthorne. Readers will quickly join in playing detective as characters, plot twists, clues, and red herrings escalate while enjoying the old-fashioned feel of Agatha Christie and Sherlock Holmes in a modern setting. Delicious!”
— Jennifer Gwydir, Blue Willow Bookshop, Houston, TX

Product Details
ISBN: 9784488265090
ISBN-10: 448826509X
Publisher: Tokyosogensha
Publication Date: September 28th, 2019
Language: Japanese