The Word Is Murder

The Word Is Murder

New York Times bestselling author of Magpie Murders and Moriarty, Anthony Horowitz has yet again brilliantly reinvented the classic crime novel, this time writing a fictional version of himself as the Watson to a modern-day Holmes.

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062676818

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 171

SHE PLANNED HER OWN FUNERAL. BUT DID SHE ARRANGE HER OWN MURDER? New York Times bestselling author of Magpie Murders and Moriarty, Anthony Horowitz has yet again brilliantly reinvented the classic crime novel, this time writing a fictional version of himself as the Watson to a modern-day Holmes. One bright spring morning in London, Diana Cowper – the wealthy mother of a famous actor - enters a funeral parlor. She is there to plan her own service. Six hours later she is found dead, strangled with a curtain cord in her own home. Enter disgraced police detective Daniel Hawthorne, a brilliant, eccentric investigator who’s as quick with an insult as he is to crack a case. Hawthorne needs a ghost writer to document his life; a Watson to his Holmes. He chooses Anthony Horowitz. Drawn in against his will, Horowitz soon finds himself a the center of a story he cannot control. Hawthorne is brusque, temperamental and annoying but even so his latest case with its many twists and turns proves irresistible. The writer and the detective form an unusual partnership. At the same time, it soon becomes clear that Hawthorne is hiding some dark secrets of his own. A masterful and tricky mystery that springs many surprises, The Word is Murder is Anthony Horowitz at his very best.
Categories: Fiction

The Word Is Murder

The Word Is Murder

Hawthorne is an intriguing character' Daily Express 'Sharp-witted readers who think they've solved the puzzle early on can rest assured that they've opened only one of many dazzling Christmas packages Horowitz has left beautifully wrapped ...

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473539105

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 502

Now available to preorder: A Line to Kill, the latest fiendish murder mystery from Anthony Horowitz _________________ SHE PLANNED HER OWN FUNERAL. BUT DID SHE ARRANGE HER OWN MURDER? A woman is strangled six hours after organising her own funeral. Did she know she was going to die? Did she recognise her killer? Daniel Hawthorne, a recalcitrant detective with secrets of his own, is on the case, and he's found himself a sidekick - popular crime novelist Anthony Horowitz, who's struck a deal with Hawthorne to turn his latest case into a true crime bestseller. But the case is twistier and bloodier than Hawthorne had bargained for, and the unlikely duo of detective and writer find themselves neck deep in danger. When the written word is your only defence, you know you're in trouble when the word is murder... _________________ Buried secrets, murder and a trail of bloody clues lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz's page-turning new detective series. If you enjoyed BBC's Sherlock, you'll LOVE The Word is Murder. Chosen as one of Crime Time's books of the year _________________ 'Raises the game-playing to Olympic level' - Guardian Books of the Year 'A real page-turner. I loved it!' - ALED JONES (ITV, Weekend) 'The beguiling whodunit plot is dispatched with characteristic elan as Horowitz blurs the line between fact and fiction' - Financial Times 'Splendidly entertaining, absorbing and difficult to put down. Hawthorne is an intriguing character' - Daily Express 'Sharp-witted readers who think they've solved the puzzle early on can rest assured that they've opened only one of many dazzling Christmas packages Horowitz has left beautifully wrapped under the tree' - Kirkus Reviews 'Deduction and wit are well-balanced, and fans of Peter Lovesey and other modern channelers of the spirit of the golden age of detection will clamor for more' - Publishers Weekly
Categories: Fiction

Magpie Murders

Magpie Murders

"Magpie Murders is a double puzzle for puzzle fans, who don’t often get the classicism they want from contemporary thrillers.

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 0062645234

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 409

"Magpie Murders is a double puzzle for puzzle fans, who don’t often get the classicism they want from contemporary thrillers." --Janet Maslin, The New York Times *A New York Times bestseller *#1 Indie Next Pick *NPR best book of 2017 *Amazon best book of 2017 *Washington Post best book of 2017 *Esquire best book of 2017 From the New York Times bestselling author of Moriarty and Trigger Mortis, this fiendishly brilliant, riveting thriller weaves a classic whodunit worthy of Agatha Christie into a chilling, ingeniously original modern-day mystery. When editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway’s latest novel, she has no reason to think it will be much different from any of his others. After working with the bestselling crime writer for years, she’s intimately familiar with his detective, Atticus Pünd, who solves mysteries disturbing sleepy English villages. An homage to queens of classic British crime such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, Alan’s traditional formula has proved hugely successful. So successful that Susan must continue to put up with his troubling behavior if she wants to keep her job. Conway’s latest tale has Atticus Pünd investigating a murder at Pye Hall, a local manor house. Yes, there are dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects, but the more Susan reads, the more she’s convinced that there is another story hidden in the pages of the manuscript: one of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition, and murder. Masterful, clever, and relentlessly suspenseful, Magpie Murders is a deviously dark take on vintage English crime fiction in which the reader becomes the detective.
Categories: Fiction

Moonflower Murders

Moonflower Murders

Conway based the third book in his detective series, Atticus Pund Takes the Cake, on that very crime.

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062955470

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 916

Featuring his famous literary detective Atticus Pund and Susan Ryeland, hero of the worldwide bestseller Magpie Murders, a brilliantly complex literary thriller with echoes of Agatha Christie from New York Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz. Retired publisher Susan Ryeland is living the good life. She is running a small hotel on a Greek island with her long-term boyfriend Andreas. It should be everything she's always wanted. But is it? She's exhausted with the responsibilities of making everything work on an island where nothing ever does, and truth be told she's beginning to miss London. And then the Trehearnes come to stay. The strange and mysterious story they tell, about an unfortunate murder that took place on the same day and in the same hotel in which their daughter was married—a picturesque inn on the Suffolk coast named Farlingaye Hall—fascinates Susan and piques her editor’s instincts. One of her former writers, the late Alan Conway, author of the fictional Magpie Murders, knew the murder victim—an advertising executive named Frank Parris—and once visited Farlingaye Hall. Conway based the third book in his detective series, Atticus Pund Takes the Cake, on that very crime. The Trehearne’s, daughter, Cecily, read Conway’s mystery and believed the book proves that the man convicted of Parris’s murder—a Romanian immigrant who was the hotel’s handyman—is innocent. When the Trehearnes reveal that Cecily is now missing, Susan knows that she must return to England and find out what really happened. Brilliantly clever, relentlessly suspenseful, full of twists that will keep readers guessing with each revelation and clue, Moonflower Murders is a deviously dark take on vintage English crime fiction from one of its greatest masterminds, Anthony Horowitz.
Categories: Fiction

A Line to Kill

A Line to Kill

"Originally published in the United Kingdom in 2021 by Century Penguin Random House UK"--Copyright page.

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 0062938169

Category:

Page: 384

View: 241

The New York Times bestselling author of the brilliantly inventive The Word Is Murder and The Sentence Is Death returns with his third literary whodunit featuring intrepid detectives Hawthorne and Horowitz. When Ex-Detective Inspector Daniel Hawthorne and his sidekick, author Anthony Horowitz, are invited to an exclusive literary festival on Alderney, an idyllic island off the south coast of England, they don't expect to find themselves in the middle of murder investigation--or to be trapped with a cold-blooded killer in a remote place with a murky, haunted past. Arriving on Alderney, Hawthorne and Horowitz soon meet the festival's other guests--an eccentric gathering that includes a bestselling children's author, a French poet, a TV chef turned cookbook author, a blind psychic, and a war historian--along with a group of ornery locals embroiled in an escalating feud over a disruptive power line. When a local grandee is found dead under mysterious circumstances, Hawthorne and Horowitz become embroiled in the case. The island is locked down, no one is allowed on or off, and it soon becomes horribly clear that a murderer lurks in their midst. But who? Both a brilliant satire on the world of books and writers and an immensely enjoyable locked-room mystery, A Line to Kill is a triumph--a riddle of a story full of brilliant misdirection, beautifully set-out clues, and diabolically clever denouements.
Categories:

The Sentence Is Death

The Sentence Is Death

' Shari Lapena 'Anthony Horowitz gets away with murder in all sorts of ways and emerges triumphant' THE TIMES, Books of the Year 'This is crime fiction as dazzling entertainment, sustained by writing as skilfully light-footed as Fred ...

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Publisher: Arrow

ISBN: 1784757535

Category: Celebrities

Page: 400

View: 496

You shouldnt be here. Its too late... These, heard over the phone, were the last recorded words of successful celebrity-divorce lawyer Richard Pryce, found bludgeoned to death in his bachelor pad with a bottle of winea 1982 Chateau Lafite worth £3,000, to be precise. Odd, considering he didnt drink. Why this bottle? And why those words? And why was a three-digit number painted on the wall by the killer? And, most importantly, which of the mans many, many enemies did the deed? Baffled, the police are forced to bring in Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne and his sidekick, the author Anthony, whos really getting rather good at this murder investigation business. But as Hawthorne takes on the case with characteristic relish, it becomes clear that he, too, has secrets to hide. As our reluctant narrator becomes ever more embroiled in the case, he realises that these secrets must be exposed--even at the risk of death.
Categories: Celebrities

Encyclopedia of Nordic Crime Fiction

Encyclopedia of Nordic Crime Fiction

1953, and with the Ellery Queen type of whodunit in Ordet är mord (“The Word Is Murder”), 1958. He also produced three young adult mysteries between 1974 and his death in 1975. Selected Crime Novels: 1948: Mord kring Maud (“Murder ...

Author: Mitzi M. Brunsdale

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476622774

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 572

View: 871

Since the late 1960s, the novels of Sjöwall and Wahlöö’s Martin Beck detective series, along with the works of Henning Mankell, Håkan Nesser and Stieg Larsson, have sparked an explosion of Nordic crime fiction—grim police procedurals treating urgent sociopolitical issues affecting the contemporary world. Steeped in noir techniques and viewpoints, many of these novels are reaching international audiences through film and television adaptations. This reference guide introduces the world of Nordic crime fiction to English–speaking readers. Caught between the demands of conscience and societal strictures, the detectives in these stories—like the heroes of Norse mythology—know that they and their world must perish, but fight on regardless of cost. At a time of bleak eventualities, Nordic crime fiction interprets the bitter end as a celebration of the indomitable human spirit.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Detecting the Social

Detecting the Social

Order and Disorder in Post-1970s Detective Fiction Mary Evans, Sarah Moore, Hazel Johnstone ... Anthony Horowitz, The Word is Murder (London, Century, 2017), p. 61. 3. The central character of the Akunin novels is a detective named ...

Author: Mary Evans

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319945200

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

View: 109

This book analyses the ways in which twenty-first century detective fiction provides an understanding of the increasingly complex and often baffling contemporary world — and what sociology, as a discipline, can learn from it. Conventional sociological accounts of fiction generally comprehend its value in terms of the ways in which it can illustrate, enlarge or help to articulate a particular social theory. Evans, Moore, and Johnstone suggest a different approach, and demonstrate that by taking a group of detective novels, we can unveil so far unidentified, but crucial, theoretical ideas about what it means to be an individual in the twenty-first century. More specifically, the authors argue that detective fiction of the last forty years illuminates the effects of urban isolation and separation, the invisibility of institutional power, financial insecurity, and the failure of public authorities to protect people. In doing so, this body of fiction traces out the fault-lines in our social arrangements, rehearses our collective fears, and captures a mood of restless disquiet. By engaging with detective stories in this way, the book revisits ideas about the promise and purpose of sociology.​
Categories: Social Science

Worldlines A Many Worlds Novel

Worldlines  A  Many Worlds  Novel

I've never been in trouble before.” “And you've gone straight to murder,” he commented. “Interesting, isn't it?” “It's not the word I'd use,” I said. “What word would you use?” he asked, still speaking in a mocking, patronising tone.

Author: Adam Guest

Publisher: Many Worlds Novels Ltd

ISBN: 9781913777012

Category: Fiction

Page: 343

View: 867

When Gary Jackson, a bright academic student, suffers life changing injuries in a road traffic accident, his world begins to unravel. Having taught himself to lucid dream, he now spends considerable time in bed, living out fantasies in his own mind that he could never experience in the waking world. However, when a relative with dementia claims to have witnessed a murder he committed in a dream, Gary starts to question the nature of reality, and wonders if his actions in the dream world have real life consequences. Meanwhile, in another place, Physics student Gary Jackson finds himself in prison for a murder he has no memory of committing. Can the dreamer help the student get acquitted for a murder everyone saw him commit? Or will Gary spend his life in prison for someone else's crime?
Categories: Fiction

Terror on the Divine

Terror on the Divine

If the murderer had no intention, then he wouldn't have killed someone in public, showcasing his victory. ... Jobin was clear enough that REDRUM read from other end gave the word MURDER, remembering the Stephen King novel 'Shining'.

Author: Sharath V Annapur

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9781647835781

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

View: 598

Terror on the Divine opens up when archeology students find themselves drawn into unforeseen circumstances in a city threatened by a sacred felonious criminal. As a part of the criminal’s game plan in building a vicious empire, frightening incidents take place in the city which threatens the lives of common people. This pushes the protagonists to fight against the criminal, and in every attempt, the system fails to control the mysterious criminal hiding and operating behind the mask. The four friends start chasing clues, using their in-depth knowledge of mythology and mathematics which leads them to the source of all the unforeseen circumstances. Will they be able to stop the threatening plans of the intelligent criminal? Many mysteries keep popping up as secret after secret is revealed.
Categories: Fiction