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The Word Is Murder : The bestselling mystery from the author of Magpie Murders - you've never read a crime novel quite like this - Anthony Horowitz

The Word Is Murder

The bestselling mystery from the author of Magpie Murders - you've never read a crime novel quite like this

Paperback Published: 28th August 2017
ISBN: 9781780896854
Number Of Pages: 400

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SHE PLANNED HER OWN FUNERAL. BUT DID SHE ARRANGE HER 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! "A very clever and inventive mystery" (Bookbag)"A perfect detective novel in a unique style complete with an excellent twist!" (Life Has a Funny Way of Sneaking Up On You)'With its unorthodox protagonist, clever plotting, brilliantly imperfect characters, and escalating sense of urgency and intrigue, THE WORD IS MURDER is an instant crime classic that will keep you reading as fast as you can... one of the best and most compulsively readable mysteries of the year. Hugely satisfying on every level." (Written by Sime)'Will undoubtedly exhilarate not only crime and Horowitz fans but anyone who enjoys the sense of metafiction and fourth wall breaking found in books by authors like Lemony Snicket, Bret Easton Ellis and Martin Amis.' (Fiendfully Reading)A wealthy woman strangled six hours after she?s arranged her own funeral.A very private detective uncovering secrets but hiding his own.A reluctant author drawn into a story he can?t control.What do they have in common?Unexpected death, an unsolved mystery and a trail of bloody clues lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz's page-turning new thriller.

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This is an absolutely brilliant book, a tour de force by a highly accomplished writer. Anthony Horowitz' books, whether for adults or kids, are always beautifully-written and gripping, but this one is truly something very special. Both an exciting and clever crime novel and an absorbing, surprising and funny evocation of the creative process and interaction between author and characters, this book takes many risks which are brilliantly pulled off. In The Word is Murder, Anthony is himself a character in his own book, being bossed around by his fictional character, the detective Hawthorne, in the investigation of a murder. What's amazing is how well the book works on all levels, both as a page-turner and a thought-provoking experiment. Highly recommended!

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"Ingenious twist on the classic whodunnit" * The Guardian *
"Splendidly entertaining, absorbing and difficult to put down. Hawthorne is an intriguing character" * Daily Express *
"Horowitz is strong on plot ... and infectiously zestful" * Daily Telegraph *
"A real page-turner. I loved it!" -- ALED JONES (ITV, Weekend)
"Raises the game-playing to Olympic level." * Guardian Books of the Year *

ISBN: 9781780896854
ISBN-10: 1780896859
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 28th August 2017
Publisher: Cornerstone
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.7  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.52

Anthony Horowitz


About the Author


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.

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