The Word Is Murder

The Word Is Murder : The bestselling mystery from the author of Magpie Murders - you've never read a crime novel quite like this

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SHE PLANNED HER OWN FUNERAL. BUT DID SHE ARRANGE HER MURDER?
Buried secrets, murder and a trail of bloody clues lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz's page-turning new detective series. If you enjoyed BBC's Sherlock, you'll LOVE The Word is Murder!

"A very clever and inventive mystery" (Bookbag)
"A perfect detective novel in a unique style complete with an excellent twist!" (Life Has a Funny Way of Sneaking Up On You)
`With its unorthodox protagonist, clever plotting, brilliantly imperfect characters, and escalating sense of urgency and intrigue, THE WORD IS MURDER is an instant crime classic that will keep you reading as fast as you can... one of the best and most compulsively readable mysteries of the year. Hugely satisfying on every level." (Written by Sime)
'Will undoubtedly exhilarate not only crime and Horowitz fans but anyone who enjoys the sense of metafiction and fourth wall breaking found in books by authors like Lemony Snicket, Bret Easton Ellis and Martin Amis.' (Fiendfully Reading)

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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 28mm | 519g
  • CENTURY
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1780896859
  • 9781780896854
  • 28,790

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"Ingenious twist on the classic whodunnit" The Guardian
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"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 * "A real page-turner. I loved it!" -- ALED JONES (ITV, Weekend) "Raises the game-playing to Olympic level." * Guardian Books of the Year *
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About 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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13,702 ratings
3.94 out of 5 stars
5 26% (3,563)
4 49% (6,646)
3 21% (2,857)
2 4% (501)
1 1% (135)
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