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Magpie Murders - Anthony Horowitz

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Published: 11th October 2016
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When editor Susan Ryeland is given the tattered manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has little idea it will change her life. She's worked with the revered crime writer for years and his detective, Atticus Pund, is renowned for solving crimes in the sleepy English villages of the 1950s. As Susan knows only too well, vintage crime sells handsomely. It's just a shame that it means dealing with an author like Alan Conway...

But Conway's latest tale of murder at Pye Hall is not quite what it seems. Yes, there are dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects, but hidden in the pages of the manuscript there lies another story: a tale written between the very words on the page, telling of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition and murder.

From Sunday Times bestseller Anthony Horowitz comes Magpie Murders, his deliciously dark take on the vintage crime novel, brought bang- up-to-date with a fiendish modern twist.

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4.0

Agatha Christie revisited

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from Central North Coast

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Pros

  • Easy To Read
  • Well Written

Cons

  • Disappointing
  • Not What I Expected

Best Uses

  • Older Readers
  • Travel Reading

Comments about Magpie Murders:

This book seemed overly long to me and didn't hang together well. I found myself skipping whole pages towards the end. Not a good sign.

 
5.0

Great read

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from Ascot Vale Australia

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Informative
  • One of the best crime-thriller I've ever read!
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

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      Comments about Magpie Murders:

      Amongst others I am also a fan of Elizabeth George. Now I definitely can add Anthony Horowitz. One of the best crime & mystery I have read for a long time.

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      Is there nothing Anthony Horowitz touches that doesn't turn to gold? -- Daily Express

      A relentlessly fast-paced and entertaining read -- Sunday Times

      'Thrilling and compelling, with a stunning twist . . . the finest crime novel of the year' -- Daily Mail

      Anthony Horowitz

      Anthony Horowitz is best known as a screenwriter and children's novelist. Born in 1955 in North London, he was educated at Rugby School and York University, and published his first book, Enter Frederick K Bower, in 1978.

      He created the television series Foyle's War, Murder in Mind, Midsomer Murders, Crime Traveller and Menace, and has written episodes for many more, including Agatha Christie's Poirot, Murder Most Horrid and Robin of Sherwood.

      His books for children include the Alex Rider series about the teenage secret agent: Stormbreaker (2000), which became a film in 2006; Point Blanc (2001); Skeleton Key (2002); Eagle Strike (2003); Scorpia (2004); Ark Angel (2005), winner of the 2006 British Book Awards Children's Book of the Year; Snakehead (2007), shortlisted for the 2008 Booktrust Teenage Prize, and The Mission Files (2008), an essential guide for the teenage spy. The latest in the Alex Rider series is Crocodile Tears (2009).

      Further series are the Diamond Brothers series of mystery stories and the Groosham Grange series - the most recent of which is Return to Groosham Grange (2003). He also writes short stories and these, originally collected as Horowitz Horror (1999) and More Horowitz Horror (2000), have been reissued as Scared (2000) and, more recently, as The Complete Horowitz Horror (2008). Recent books are Necropolis: City of the Dead (2008), the fourth in the series Power of Five, coming after Raven's Gate (2005), Evil Star (2006) and Nightrise (2007); and The Greek that Stole Christmas (2007), the most recent of the Diamond Brothers series.

      Anthony was chosen by the Ian Fleming estate to write the new James Bond novel which was published in 2015. Anthony has won numerous awards, including the Bookseller Association/Nielsen Author of the Year Award, the Children’s Book of the Year Award at the British Book Awards, and the Red House Children’s Book Award.


      In 2014 Anthony was awarded an OBE for Services to Literature. He has also created and written many major television series, including Injustice, Collision and the award-winning Foyle’s War.

      Visit Anthony Horowitz's Booktopia Author Page


      ISBN: 9781409158370
      ISBN-10: 1409158373
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 464
      Published: 11th October 2016
      Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
      Country of Publication: GB
      Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 3.5
      Weight (kg): 0.3
      Edition Number: 1