Moonflower Murders

Moonflower Murders : from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Magpie Murders

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'EASILY THE GREATEST OF OUR CRIME WRITERS' Sunday Times

'Absolutely loved it. So clever, just masterful stuff.' Richard Osman

'A beautiful puzzle: fiendishly clever and hugely entertaining. A masterpiece.' Lucy Foley, author of The Hunting Party

'You have to hand it to Horowitz: the guy never fails to deliver a total page-turner. We LOVED it.' Richard & Judy Book Club
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Retired publisher Susan Ryeland is running a small hotel on a Greek island with her long-term boyfriend. But life isn't as idyllic as it should be: exhausted by the responsibility of making everything work on an island where nothing ever does, Susan is beginning to miss her literary life in London - even though her publishing career once entangled her in a lethal literary murder plot.

So when an English couple come to visit with tales of a murder that took place in a hotel the same day their daughter Cecily was married there, Susan can't help but find herself fascinated.

And when they tell her that Cecily has gone missing a few short hours after reading Atticus Pund Takes The Case, a crime novel Susan edited some years previously, Susan knows she must return to London to find out what has happened.

The clues to the murder and to Cecily's disappearance must lie within the pages of this novel.

But to save Cecily, Susan must place her own life in mortal danger...
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'Anthony Horowitz is so good at pivoting his stories onto their heads.' Richard & Judy Book Club

'I'm blown away. He's managed to come up with something even more amazing than the last one!' Hideo Kojima

'Horowitz is a master of the cunning plot device, and brings zest and originality to the traditional murder mystery novel.' Sophie Hannah

'A wonderfully enjoyable read' Ragnar Jonasson

'So clever, a story within a story within a story. A triumph.' Kate Mosse
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Product details

  • Paperback | 624 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 36mm | 415g
  • Arrow Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1787464199
  • 9781787464193
  • 9,541

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A clever, engaging book that keeps you hooked until the end
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I absolutely love this series of fiendishly clever literary mysteries[...] and I wolfed this new one down * Good Housekeeping * MOONFLOWER MURDERS showcases Horowitz's full battalion of strengths: the whiplash plotting, the leather-smooth prose, the bold energy and, above all, the bright spark of joy that ignites the best fiction. Sophisticated, literate novels aren't supposed to be so much fun * A. J. Finn * It is amongst the most ambitious formats I've ever read, as, essentially, Horowitz writes not one but two fully-fledged, distinct stories. There is the 300-plus page present-day Susan Ryeland story mystery, and the 200-plus page Golden Age style Alan Conway murder mystery, and both of them are brilliantly executed as exemplars in their respective genres and fields * NB Magazine * Funny, profound and at times frightening, this is Horowitz at his very best. And the perfect jumping-on point for newcomers. * The Sun * A clever, engaging book that keeps you hooked until the end * Socialist Worker *
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About Anthony Horowitz

Bestselling author Anthony Horowitz has written two highly acclaimed Sherlock Holmes novels, The House of Silk and Moriarty; two James Bond novels, Trigger Mortis and Forever and a Day; three Detective Hawthorne novels, The Word is Murder, The Sentence is Death and the forthcoming A Line To Kill, and the acclaimed bestselling mystery novels Magpie Murders and Moonflower Murders.

He is also the author of the teen spy Alex Rider series, and responsible for creating and writing some of the UK's most loved and successful TV series, including Midsomer Murders and Foyle's War. In January 2022 he was awarded a CBE for his services to literature.
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29,982 ratings
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4 47% (14,085)
3 19% (5,567)
2 3% (863)
1 1% (204)
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