Magpie Murders

Magpie Murders

by Anthony Horowitz

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 11/10/2016

  $32.99

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.

'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

ISBN:
9781409158370
9781409158370
Category:
Crime & Mystery
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
11-10-2016
Publisher:
Hachette Australia
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Edition:
1st Edition
Pages:
304
Dimensions (mm):
234x153mm
Weight:
0.3kg
Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz is the author of the bestselling teen spy series, Alex Rider, and is also responsible for creating and writing some of the UK's most loved and successful TV series, including Midsomer Murders and Foyle's War.

He has also written two highly acclaimed Sherlock Holmes novels, The House of Silk and Moriarty; a James Bond novel, Trigger Mortis; and his most recent stand-alone novel, Magpie Murders, was a Top Five Sunday Times bestseller.

He is on the board of the Old Vic Theatre, and was awarded an OBE for his services to literature in January 2014.

The Word is Murder is the first in a series of crime novels starring Detective Daniel Hawthorne.

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