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The Sentence is Death : A mind-bending murder mystery from the bestselling author of THE WORD IS MURDER

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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Another Word For Murder by Anthony Horowitz, read by Rory Kinnear.

Passion, deception, an unexplained death and a detective with quite a lot to hide lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz's brilliant new murder mystery, the second in the bestselling series starring Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne.

William Pryce is an elegant, smooth-tongued lawyer who has made a fortune out of celebrity divorces - and a lot of enemies in the process. Unmarried himself, he lives in a handsome bachelor pad on the edge of Hampstead Heath.

Or rather he used to ...

When he is found murdered, the police confront the most baffling of mysteries: who was the visitor who came to Pryce's house moments before he died, arriving while he was still talking on the phone?

"You shouldn't be here. It's too late..." were Pryce's last recorded words but what exactly do they mean?

Why does his killer paint a three-digit number on the wall before leaving the crime scene? And why exactly was he bludgeoned to death with a bottle of wine - a 1982 Chateau Lafite worth GBP3,000 - when he didn't drink alcohol?

The police are forced to hand the case to Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne, who takes it on with characteristic relish.

But Hawthorne himself has secrets to hide and as our reluctant narrator becomes ever more embroiled in the case he realises that these are secrets that need to be exposed - even if it puts his own life in danger ...
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 138 x 141 x 24mm | 194g
  • Random House Audiobooks
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1786140640
  • 9781786140647
  • 712,114

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A crime story that keeps you up into the small hours… a page-turning mystery
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Anthony Horowitz gets away with murder in all sorts of ways and emerges triumphant...but never mind the details; count the laughs * Marcel Berlins * 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 * With its teasing mix of real and fictional characters, Horowitz's fast-paced novel remains tantalising to the final page * Daily Mail * Clever * Good Housekeeping *
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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; and the acclaimed crime novel Magpie 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.

He regularly contributes to a wide variety of national newspapers and magazines on subjects ranging from politics to education. He was awarded an OBE for his services to literature in January 2014.

A Line About Killing is the third in a series of crime novels starring Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne, and follows on from The Sentence is Death.
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