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Magpie Murders

Author : Anthony Horowitz
ISBN : 1443452572
Genre : Fiction
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From the New York Times–bestselling author of Moriarty and Trigger Mortis, this fiendishly brilliant, riveting thriller weaves a classic whodunit worthy of Agatha Christie into a chilling, ingeniously original, modern-day mystery When editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway’s latest novel, she has no reason to think it will be much different from any of his others. Having worked with the bestselling crime writer for years, she’s intimately familiar with his detective, Atticus Pünd, who solves mysteries disturbing sleepy English villages. An homage to queens of classic British crime such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, Alan’s traditional formula has proven hugely successful—so successful that Susan must continue to put up with his troubling behaviour, if she wants to keep her job. Conway’s latest tale has Atticus Pünd investigating a murder at Pye Hall, a local manor house. Yes, there are dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects, but the more Susan reads, the more she’s convinced that there is another story hidden in the pages of the manuscript: one of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition and murder. Masterful, clever and relentlessly suspenseful, Magpie Murders is a deviously dark take on vintage English crime fiction in which the reader becomes the detective.

Magpie Murders

Author : Anthony Horowitz
ISBN : 9781409158394
Genre : Fiction
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THE NUMBER ONE EBOOK BESTSELLER 'Want to read a great whodunnit? Anthony Horowitz has one for you: MAGPIE MURDERS. It's as good as an Agatha Christie. Better, in some ways. Cleverer.' Stephen King 'The finest crime novel of the year' Daily Mail ***** Seven for a mystery that needs to be solved . . . Editor Susan Ryland has worked with bestselling crime writer Alan Conway for years. Readers love his detective, Atticus Pünd, a celebrated solver of crimes in the sleepy English villages of the 1950s. But Conway's latest tale of murder at Pye Hall is not quite what it seems. Yes, there are dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects, but hidden in the pages of the manuscript lies another story: a tale written between the very words on the page, telling of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition and murder. From the creator of Midsomer Murders comes a fiendish mystery perfect for fans of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot. ***** Praise for Magpie Murders - the gripping Sunday Times bestselling crime thriller: 'Ingenious' Sunday Times 'Thrilling and compelling with a stunning twist' Daily Mail 'A stylish thriller' Sunday Mirror 'A cunning reinvention of the thriller' Mail on Sunday

Magpie Murders

Author : Anthony Horowitz
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Moonflower Murders

Author : Anthony Horowitz
ISBN : 9781473572591
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A labyrinth of clues. A mystery novel hiding a deadly secret. A killer with a fiendish plot: a brilliantly intricate and original thriller from the bestselling author of Magpie Murders _____________________________________________ '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 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... _____________________________________________ Want to read more Atticus Pund and Susan Ryeland? Order a copy of Sunday Times bestseller and the #1 ebook bestseller MAGPIE MURDERS, out now. _____________________________________________ 'You have to hand it to Horowitz: the guy never fails to deliver a total page-turner. Back in 2016 he wrote Magpie Murders; it became an instant global bestseller and picked up a string of awards. Moonflower Murders is the sequel - and what a sequel. We LOVED it.' Richard Madeley, Richard & Judy Book Club 'Anthony Horowitz is so good at pivoting his stories onto their heads, launching his characters in totally unexpected new directions.' Judy Finnigan, Richard & Judy Book Club 'Moonflower Murders: I'm blown away. He's managed to come up with something even more amazing than the last one! If you read Horowitz you will not be able to casually read other mysteries for a while.' Hideo Kojima 'There is no mystery writer whose puzzles make me think, 'Ooh, I can't wait!' more than Anthony Horowitz. He is a master of the cunning plot device, and brings zest and originality to the traditional murder mystery novel.' Sophie Hannah 'It is always a pleasure to read a new Anthony Horowitz mystery ... a wonderfully enjoyable read' Ragnar Jonasson 'I came to Moonflower Murders already a fan of Anthony Horowitz's unique and complex style of crime fiction from Magpie Murders... [I found it] very exciting to give her a voice, aware always not to go too fast because I couldn't wait to turn the page!' Lesley Manville, narrator of the Moonflower Murders audiobook 'So clever, a story within a story within a story. A triumph.' Kate Mosse

The Magpie Murders Omnibus Edition 1 5

Author : Nina Jon
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PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A COLLECTION OF NOVELLAS OF JUST UNDER 100 PAGES EACH. The first five Magpie Murders in one edition. Who murdered Indigo Black in the **** with the ****? Colonel Jocquin Colman? Mme Sapphire Azure? Professor Mauvino Mulberry? Mrs Blanche Alabaster? The Reverend Malachi Khaki? Ms Scarletta Crimson? Dr Gray? Some equally shady character? This is the question Detective Inspector Magpie of Scotland Yard, and his sidekick, Sepia Brown, need answer in: The One With The Body In The Art Deco Library - The Magpie Murders (1) Which of the usual suspects smashed Indigo Black's head in with a candlestick in the library at Blackstone Manor? The One With The Body Which Floated On By - The Magpie Murders (2) Which of the usual suspects plunged a dagger into Indigo Black's back and left his body to float down the river Blackstone? The One With Chocolate And Cyanide - The Magpie Murders (3) Which of the usual suspects poisoned Indigo Black in the dining room of Blackstone Manor? The One Without The Body - The Magpie Murders (4) Which of the usual suspects disappeared Indigo Black? The One With Murder In Paradise - The Magpie Murders (5) Which of the usual suspects is hell bent on murder in paradise? With each self-contained story at under 100 pages, the Magpie Murders are ideal for the morning commute, or when you want a quick read.

The Word Is Murder

Author : Anthony Horowitz
ISBN : 9781473539105
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Now available to preorder: A Line to Kill, the latest fiendish murder mystery from Anthony Horowitz _________________ SHE PLANNED HER OWN FUNERAL. BUT DID SHE ARRANGE HER OWN MURDER? 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, and he's found himself a sidekick - popular crime novelist Anthony Horowitz, who's struck a deal with Hawthorne to turn his latest case into a true crime bestseller. But the case is twistier and bloodier than Hawthorne had bargained for, and the unlikely duo of detective and writer find themselves neck deep in danger. When the written word is your only defence, you know you're in trouble when the word is 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. Chosen as one of Crime Time's books of the year _________________ 'Raises the game-playing to Olympic level' - Guardian Books of the Year 'A real page-turner. I loved it!' - ALED JONES (ITV, Weekend) 'The beguiling whodunit plot is dispatched with characteristic elan as Horowitz blurs the line between fact and fiction' - Financial Times 'Splendidly entertaining, absorbing and difficult to put down. Hawthorne is an intriguing character' - Daily Express 'Sharp-witted readers who think they've solved the puzzle early on can rest assured that they've opened only one of many dazzling Christmas packages Horowitz has left beautifully wrapped under the tree' - Kirkus Reviews 'Deduction and wit are well-balanced, and fans of Peter Lovesey and other modern channelers of the spirit of the golden age of detection will clamor for more' - Publishers Weekly

Moonflower Murders

Author : Anthony Horowitz
ISBN : 1529124344
Genre : Homecoming
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Retired publisher Susan Ryeland is running a small hotel on a Greek island with her longterm boyfriend Andreas. Then a couple - the Trehearnes - come to stay, and the story they tell about an unfortunate murder that took place on the same day and in the same hotel in which their daughter was married. Susan knows that she must return to London and find out what really happened ...

Book Club Set

Author : Anthony Horowitz
ISBN : OCLC:1104680950
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When Susan receives crime writer Alan Conway's latest manuscript the editor begins to suspect there is another story hidden in the pages that may involve a real murder.

Diary Of Thoughts

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Diary of Thoughts: Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz - A Journal for Your Thoughts About the Book is a journal designed for note-taking, designed and produced by Summary Express. With blank, lined pages in a simplistic yet elegant design, this journal is perfect for recording notes, thoughts, opinions, and takeaways in real-time as you read. Divided into sections and parts for easy reference, this journal helps you keep your thoughts organized. Disclaimer Notice This is a unofficial journal book and not the original book.

Study Guide

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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 76-page guide for "Magpie Murders" by Anthony Horowitz includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 46 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like The Corruption of Small Towns and Detective Stories as a Reflection of Reality.

The Magpie Murders

Author : Anthony Horowitz
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Already a bestselling children's novelist, Anthony Horowitz found a new audience with his first novel for adults, THE KILLING JOKE, which was widely praised and admired.Now Anthony Horowitz once again turns his ingenious mind to another novel, with a story that will entertain, amuse and delight.

Moonflower Murders

Author : Anthony Horowitz
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From New York Times-bestselling author Anthony Horowitz comes a new novel featuring ex-editor hero Susan Ryeland, set to solve another murder mystery Farlingaye Hall is a beautiful hotel in Suffolk on the east coast of England. Unfortunately, it is also the site of the brutal murder of Frank Parris, a retired advertising executive. Stefan Codrescu, a Romanian maintenance man, is arrested after police discover blood spatter on his clothes and bed linen. He is found guilty and sentenced to eight years in prison. It appears to be an open-and-shut case, but there is more to it than meets the eye. Alan Conway, the late author of the fictional Magpie Murders, knew Frank Parris and once visited Farlingaye Hall. Also, the third book in Conway's detective series, Atticus Pund Takes the Cake, was based on the hotel. Cecily Treherne, the daughter of Farlingaye Hall's owner, has read the book and believes the proof of Stefan's innocence can be found in its pages. But now . . . Cecily Treherne has disappeared. So Conway's former editor, Susan Ryeland, leaves her own hotel in Crete and travels to Suffolk to investigate the murder and Treherne's disappearance. Masterfully intriguing, brilliantly clever and relentlessly suspenseful, Moonflower Murders is a deviously dark take on vintage English crime fiction in which the reader becomes the detective.

Double Magpie Murders

Author : Pam Fox
ISBN : 1732879915
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Boondocking in Pennsylvania in her truck camper, artist Kate Corliss is forced to stop at an RV campground because her generator stops working. Waiting for the repair, she makes friends with other RVers and enjoys the outdoors-kayaking in Loyalhanna Creek, hiking, and filling sketchbooks with drawings of landscapes and wildlife. Tthese pleasures are interrupted when a woman in the Winnebago next to Kate's camper dies, the victim of carbon monoxide poisoning due to a faulty heater. A tragic accident? Police check the heater, and it's operating perfectly. Other odd events accumulate, some of them rumored to be the work of a hermit living in conservation land along the river. Is the hermit real? The stakes become personal for Kate when she's ambushed and set adrift above a dam. Can she make sense of the many clues fast enough to save her own life?

The Sentence Is Death

Author : Anthony Horowitz
ISBN : 9781473539372
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‘My favourite literary hero at the moment is Anthony Horowitz’ – SHARI LAPENA, author of The Couple Next Door and A Stranger in the House _________________________ Death, deception, and a detective with quite a lot to hide: the second novel in the bestselling series starring Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne. _________________________ ‘You shouldn’t be here. It’s too late...’ These were Richard Pryce's last words, overheard moments before the celeb divorce lawyer was bludgeoned to death with a £3,000 bottle of wine. Strange circumstances pile up. Pryce was teetotal, so why this bottle? Why those words? Why did the killer paint a number on his wall? 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. Anthony knows they must be exposed – even at the risk of death... _________________________ ‘It’s great fun and often hilarious to watch Anthony, as Hawthorne’s biographer try to solve crimes while hopelessly out of his depth. This is meta-fiction I can get behind.’ – SHARI LAPENA "Anthony Horowitz gets away with murder in all sorts of ways and emerges triumphant...but never mind the details; count the laughs" Marcel Berlins "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

The Word Is Murder

Author : Anthony Horowitz
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SHE PLANNED HER OWN FUNERAL. BUT DID SHE ARRANGE HER OWN MURDER? New York Times bestselling author of Magpie Murders and Moriarty, Anthony Horowitz has yet again brilliantly reinvented the classic crime novel, this time writing a fictional version of himself as the Watson to a modern-day Holmes. One bright spring morning in London, Diana Cowper – the wealthy mother of a famous actor - enters a funeral parlor. She is there to plan her own service. Six hours later she is found dead, strangled with a curtain cord in her own home. Enter disgraced police detective Daniel Hawthorne, a brilliant, eccentric investigator who’s as quick with an insult as he is to crack a case. Hawthorne needs a ghost writer to document his life; a Watson to his Holmes. He chooses Anthony Horowitz. Drawn in against his will, Horowitz soon finds himself a the center of a story he cannot control. Hawthorne is brusque, temperamental and annoying but even so his latest case with its many twists and turns proves irresistible. The writer and the detective form an unusual partnership. At the same time, it soon becomes clear that Hawthorne is hiding some dark secrets of his own. A masterful and tricky mystery that springs many surprises, The Word is Murder is Anthony Horowitz at his very best.

The Magpie Murders

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In the small town of Branfield, Georgia, the residents are shocked by a heinous, unspeakable crime against a mute, bedridden patient at the local medical center. The only person who might hold the key to the identity of her assailant has Alzheimer's, and her life is a tangled web of secrets and mystery. It becomes the job of the "outsider" and new sheriff, Al Thompkins, a man haunted his own memories of personal guilt and tragedy, to unravel the terrible knowledge of the past buried deep inside the lives of two generations of families. Along the way he discovers the price paid for that knowledge, and the dangerous lengths the enemy will pursue to keep him from learning the truth about the crimes.

A Line To Kill

Author : Anthony Horowitz
ISBN : 9781473572577
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'Witty, wry, clever, a fabulous detective story and perfect summer reading' KATE MOSSE 'Funny, intriguing, thrilling and thought-provoking: a marvellous mystery' ADAM HAMDY 'Horowitz ... playing Watson to Hawthorne's Sherlock, serves up a pretty kettle of fish, full of red herrings' THE TIMES 'With a colourful cast of characters, clever red herrings, a locked-room puzzle and chalk-and-cheese banter between the sleuths, Horowitz keeps the reader entertained and guessing throughout, in a wonderful take on the classic crime thriller' INDEPENDENT ________________________________________ 'I couldn't see the sea from my bedroom but I could hear the waves breaking in the distance. They reminded me that I was on a tiny island. And I was trapped.' There has never been a murder on Alderney. It's a tiny island, just three miles long and a mile and a half wide. The perfect location for a brand-new literary festival. Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne has been invited to talk about his new book. The writer, Anthony Horowitz, travels with him. Very soon they discover that all is not as it should be. Alderney is in turmoil over a planned power line that will cut through it, desecrating a war cemetery and turning neighbour against neighbour. The visiting authors - including a blind medium, a French performance poet and a celebrity chef - seem to be harbouring any number of unpleasant secrets. When the festival's wealthy sponsor is found brutally killed, Alderney goes into lockdown and Hawthorne knows that he doesn't have to look too far for suspects. There's no escape. The killer is still on the island. And there's about to be a second death... _____________________________________________________________________ 'There are some delicious comic moments as they encounter their fellow participants, including a loud-mouthed TV chef and a volatile French performance poet. A party thrown by one of the festival's sponsors ends in murder, but the best thing about this diverting novel is Horowitz's stream of self-deprecating observations about being a writer.' THE SUNDAY TIMES 'A golden-age whodunnit on steroids' KIRKUS REVIEWS 'There's no way out in this compelling whodunnit' WOMAN'S OWN 'One of my all-time favourite authors' RYAN TUBRIDY 'An irresistible whodunnit' SAGA 'Providing contemporary crime fiction with a much-needed revitalisation' CRIME FICTION LOVER 'A classic closed-room mystery with great characters and plenty of red herrings' CHOICE 'A clever light-hearted tale infused with the author's customary wit and panache. Horowitz's legion of fans will love unpicking the red herrings and connecting the clues here' NEWBOOKS MAGAZINE 'Horowitz's witty and crafty narrative is as evocative of the detachment and claustrophobia of rural isolation as last year's Moonflower Murders . . . Unputdownable stuff' THE CONVERSATION 'A cosy mystery echoing Agatha Christie' IRISH INDEPENDENT 'I'd swear Anthony Horowitz the love child of Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie' CRIMESQUAD 'Get in line for this one. It's terrific' MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

A Legacy Of Murder

Author : Connie Berry
ISBN : 9781643851556
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American antique dealer Kate Hamilton's Christmastime jaunt to a charming English village leads to an investigation of a missing ruby...and a chain of murders. It's Christmastime and antiques dealer Kate Hamilton is off to visit her daughter, Christine, in the quaint English village of Long Barston. Christine and her boyfriend, Tristan, work at stately-but-crumbling Finchley Hall. Touring the Elizabethan house and grounds, Kate is intrigued by the docent's tales of the Finchley Hoard, and the strange deaths surrounding the renowned treasure trove. But next to a small lake, Kate spies the body of a young woman, killed by a garden spade. Nearly blind Lady Barbara, who lives at Finchley with her loyal butler, Mugg, persuades Kate to take over the murdered woman's work. Kate finds that a Burmese ruby has vanished from the legendary Blood-Red Ring, replaced by a lesser garnet. Were the theft and the woman's death connected? Kate learns that Lady Barbara's son fled to Venezuela years before, suspected of murdering another young woman. The murder weapon belonged to an old gardener, who becomes the leading suspect. But is Lady Barbara's son back to kill again? When another body is found, the clues point toward Christine. It's up to Kate to clear her daughter's name in Connie Berry's second Kate Hamilton mystery, a treasure for fans of traditional British mysteries.

The Kindness Of Place 20 Years In West Cork

Author : Damien Enright
ISBN : 9780717151820
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Damien Enright is a journalist, television writer-presenter, broadcaster and poet. He has written a weekly nature column in theIrish Examiner for twelve years. He is the author of five walking guides to West Cork and of the much acclaimed A Place Near Heaven.

Down Out The Magazine Volume 1 Issue 1

Author : Eric Beetner
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We know a healthy appetite for well-written short stories exists and we want to help make things better. Our goal with Down & Out: The Magazine is to be a little different than other magazines by standing on the shoulders of the giants that have come before us, or at least tiptoe along the arrows in the backs of the pioneers of modern magazine publishing. Each issue will feature a story based on a series character like this issue’s brand-new Moe Prager story by Reed Farrel Coleman. If you’re a fan of Moe, who is now retired, you’ll want to read this fantastic story. We also have new tales by established and well-known writers. This debut issue includes series stories by Eric Beetner, Michael A. Black, Jen Conley, Terrence McCauley, Rick Ollerman, and Thomas Pluck. J. Kingston Pierce, fresh off his former beat from Kirkus Reviews, introduces “Placed in Evidence,” his non-fiction column only to be found here. Finally, we’ll take a bit of the long road as we answer the question of what happened to crime fiction after Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler moved on from the pulps in “A Few Cents a Word.” This issue we re-introduce Frederick Nebel with the first of his Donahue series, “Rough Justice.” This is a fun one. For fans of good writing, good literature, and good crime...welcome.

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