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The Word Is Murder (Paperback)
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The Word Is Murder (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 19/04/2018
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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.

Spread the word, The Word is Murder!

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; two James Bond novels, Trigger Mortis and Forever and a Day; and his most recent stand-alone novel, Magpie Murders, was a Top Five Sunday Times bestseller.

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

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9781784757236
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 277 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm

Waterstones Says
A woman orders her own funeral, six hours later she is strangled to death. A devilish mystery ensues for Horowitz’s Holmseian sleuth to unravel. A masterclass in classic detection.

MEDIA REVIEWS

'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

'Raises the game-playing to Olympic level.' - The Guardian Books of the Year

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“Hawthorne Investigates”

A writer and a detective that is what it is all about. A very unlikely pairing, Hawthorne and Horowitz, could not be more different. Horowitz is convinced he is writing a book that no one will want to read and yet... More

Hardback edition
2 similar books recommended
24th August 2017
Helpful? Upvote 58

“Introducing Hawthorne and Horowitz”

A mysterious murder, a tragic past and several likely suspects: meet Hawthorne and Horowitz, an unlikely but very promising team of investigators.
This entertaining whodunit is set in contemporary London with the... More

Hardback edition
2 similar books recommended
30th September 2017
Helpful? Upvote 28

“A Very Clever and Unusual Book”

The Word is Murder is a very different and clever book .Anthony Horowitz is the real author drawn into the middle of crime with an ex detective who wants a book written about himself .So he is trying to help solve it... More

Hardback edition
2nd September 2017
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