The Word Is Murder: A Novel by Anthony HorowitzThe Word Is Murder: A Novel by Anthony Horowitz

The Word Is Murder: A Novel

byAnthony Horowitz

Paperback | June 5, 2018

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**A Guardian 'Best Thriller of the Year!'**

The New York Times bestselling author of Magpie Murders and Moriarty brilliantly reinvents the classic crime novel once again with this clever and inventive mystery starring a fictional version of the author himself as the Watson to a modern-day Holmes, investigating a case involving buried secrets, murder, and a trail of bloody clues.

A woman crosses a London street.

It is just after 11am on a bright spring morning, and she is going into a funeral parlor to plan her own service.

Six hours later the woman is dead, strangled with a crimson curtain cord in her own home.

Enter disgraced police detective Daniel Hawthorne, a brilliant, eccentric man as quick with an insult as he is to crack a case. And Hawthorne has a partner, the celebrated novelist Anthony Horowitz, curious about the case and looking for new material.

As brusque, impatient, and annoying as Hawthorne can be, Horowitz—a seasoned hand when it comes to crime stories—suspects the detective may be on to something, and is irresistibly drawn into the mystery. But as the case unfolds, Horowitz realizes he’s at the center of a story he can’t control . . . and that his brilliant partner may be hiding dark and mysterious secrets of his own.

A masterful and tricky mystery which plays games at many levels, The Word Is Murder is Anthony Horowitz at his very best.

Author and television scriptwriter Anthony Horowitz was born in Stanmore, England on April 5, 1956. At the age of eight, he was sent to a boarding school in London. He graduated from the University of York and published his first book, Enter Frederick K. Bower (1979), when he was 23. He writes mostly children's books, including the Ale...
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Title:The Word Is Murder: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:June 5, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1443455482

ISBN - 13:9781443455480

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“With Magpie Murders, Anthony Horowitz established himself at the playful and experimental end of the mystery spectrum. The Word Is Murder raises the game-playing to Olympic level as a prolific novelist and TV screenwriter called Anthony Horowitz is tapped up by a disgraced detective to co-investigate a killing.”