The Word Is Murder Anthony Horowitz

81bYC3hQOxL._AC_UL436_ Pub: Arrow


A woman is strangled six hours after organising her own funeral.

Did she know she was going to die? Did she recognise her killer?

Daniel Hawthorne, a recalcitrant detective with secrets of his own, is on the case, together with his reluctant side-kick – a man completely unaccustomed to the world of crime.

But even Hawthorne isn’t prepared for the twists and turns in store – as unexpected as they are bloody…


My Review

I have had this book for some time, and having read it I wonder why I have left it for so so long.

It is a book that allows the reader to solve the puzzle of murder, intrigue and what I loved was how he placed himself in the role of a main character without making it all about himself. It is a genius plot, and one that weaves it’s tale perfectly.

A skillfully written novel, that moves steadily, giving the clues and with a twist that I didn’t (but should have) guess.

The Word is Murder is definitely a book for fans of mystery and whodunnits. Each character has something to add to the tale and it is entertaining as well as a dark, richly told story.


About the Author

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. 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.




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