Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book!
Death, deception, and a detective with quite a lot to hide stalk the pages of Anthony Horowitz's brilliant new murder mystery, the second in the bestselling series starring Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne
‘You shouldn’t be here. It’s 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 wine – a 1982 Chateau Lafite worth £3,000, to be precise.
Odd, considering he didn’t 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 man’s many, many enemies did the deed?
Baffled, the police are forced to bring in Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne and his sidekick, the author Anthony, who’s 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…
"This is crime fiction as dazzling entertainment, sustained by writing as skilfully light-footed as Fred Astaire" * Sunday Times Crime Club, Star Pick *
ISBN: 9781780897080 ISBN-10: 1780897081 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 384 Published: 29th October 2018 Publisher: Cornerstone Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 15.4
Weight (kg): 0.48