The Sentence is Death
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 GBP3,000, 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...
"Anthony Horowitz gets away with murder in all sorts of ways and emerges triumphant" - THE TIMES, Books of the Year
"Pure pleasure for readers ... A must-read delight." - WALL STREET JOURNAL
"This is crime fiction as dazzling entertainment, sustained by writing as skilfully light-footed as Fred Astaire" - SUNDAY TIMES CRIME CLUB (STAR PICK)
"A crime story that keeps you up into the small hours... a page-turning mystery" - METRO
"Sheer genius ... The narrative is hilarious and full of Holmesian clues and deliberate errors which will leave the eagle-eyed reader feeling just a bit smug. A joy from start to finish" - INDEPENDENT
"Fans of traditional puzzle mysteries will be enthralled" - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
"One of the most creative writers in the country today" - JEREMY VINE
"Huge fun... It's hard to know why anyone who loves a good mystery wouldn't thoroughly enjoy the ride" - IRISH INDEPENDENT
"A new Anthony Horowitz novel is always something to look forward to. Anyone who likes a good Midsomer-style murder mystery will love The Sentence is Death" - CULTUREFLY
'Succeeds on all levels ... Horowitz has the Midas touch' - BOOKLIST
'This mystery is a worthy and witty follow-up to last year's best-seller The Word Is Murder ... brilliant and enigmatic' - AARP
'No one currently working the field has anywhere near this much ingenuity to burn' - KIRKUS
- Paperback | 384 pages
- 153 x 234 x 28mm | 465g
- 29 Nov 2018
- London, United Kingdom
Other books in this series
08 Jul 2019
26 Jul 2019
18 Oct 2018
About Anthony Horowitz
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; His previous thrillers Magpie Murders and The Word is Murder were both Top Ten Sunday Times bestsellers.
He is on the board of the Old Vic Theatre, and was awarded an OBE for his services to literature in January 2014.
The Sentence is Death is the second in a series of crime novels starring Detective Daniel Hawthorne.