[PDF] The Word is Murder author Anthony Horowitz


  • Hardcover
  • 390
  • The Word is Murder
  • Anthony Horowitz
  • English
  • 15 October 2017
  • 9780062676788

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Read & Download The Word is Murder The Word is Murder Free download ä 109 Anthony Horowitz’s new detective seriesA wealthy woman strangled six hours after she’s arranged her own funeralA very private. When sorrows come they come not single spies but in battalions HamletYes now I know I like this writer The writer also of Magpie Murders which is widely read across Goodreads This again is a great crime mystery with antiheroes Daniel Hawthorne a recalcitrant detective and his sidekick Anthony would that be Anthony Horowitz himself What I understand is that this is the first of a series of crime novels starring these two gentlemen And I m already looking forward to the nextGreat writing entertaining story relaxing witty read uality crime writing Four stars plus great bookHere s the story outline from bolcom this time SHE PLANNED HER OWN FUNERAL BUT DID SHE ARRANGE HER OWN MURDEROne 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 homeEnter disgraced police detective Daniel Hawthorne a brilliant eccentric investigator who s as uick 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 brusue 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

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The Word is Murder

Read & Download The Word is Murder The Word is Murder Free download ä 109 Detective uncovering secrets but hiding his ownA reluctant author drawn into a story he can’t controlWhat do they have in comm. 35 starsThis book is structured like a Sherlock Holmes story in which Dr Watson accompanies Sherlock Holmes on an investigation then chronicles the case In The Word is Murder Anthony Horowitz ostensibly accompanies detective Daniel Hawthorne on an investigation then writes a book this one about the case As the novel opens wealthy middle aged Londoner Diana Cowper goes to an undertaker to plan her funeral so when the time comes it will go off exactly as she wantswith her chosen hymns and music The funeral will occur much sooner than expected though because Diana is strangled in her apartment a few hours later Diana s death which is clearly a murder draws extra attention for two reasons a decade ago Diana s car hit twin eight year old boys Jimmy and Jeremy Godwin killing Jimmy and leaving Jeremy brain damaged In addition Diana is the mother of the famous actor Damian Cowper who s currently a big sensation in America The cops in London s Metropolitan Police Service MPS need Diana s case solved fast So an MPS official prevails on a former police detective Daniel Hawthorne a brilliant sleuth who was fired for bad behavior to consult on the investigation Hawthorne agrees and to make an extra buck asks writer Anthony Horowitz to shadow his probe and pen a book for which they ll share the profits 5050 Horowitz author of the Alex Rider series for children and several mysteries for adults as well as the creator of the TV series Foyle s War and Midsomer Murders is reluctant to embark on a non fiction tome but agrees in the end Anthony HorowitzHorowitz is immediately impressed with Hawthorne s ability to wrest information from almost imperceptible clues just like Sherlock HolmesHowever the writer is put off by the gumshoe s personality since Hawthorne is abrupt rude intolerant and secretive Moreover Hawthorne never picks up the check for drinks meals train tickets taxi fares etcseriously draining Horowitz s wallet In any case Horowitz accompanies Hawthorne as he runs around uestioning people including the undertaker and his assistant who were the last people to see Diana alive Judith and Alan Godwin who are still distraught about their deadinjured sonsand think Diana got off too lightly the judge who gave Diana a slap on the wrist witnesses to the automobile accident ten years ago Diana s actor son Damian a conceited snob who abuses his girlfriend and others Hawthorne constantly warns Horowitz to just shut up and take notes during interviews but the author who thinks of himself as than just a tape recorder throws in the occasional uestion anywaywhich seriously annoys the detective In fact unlike Watson and Holmes Horowitz and Hawthorne have a very contentious relationship At one point Horowitz tries to skive off an interview because he has an important business meeting with legendary filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson Hawthorne blithely interrupts the conference and drags Horowitz off much to the writer s chagrin In the end the crime is solved and Horowitz and Hawthorne warm up to each other a tad in fact Hawthorne pays the writer a small compliment to Horowitz s immense pleasure The story is structured like an intricate puzzle and I didn t guess the murderer until the end I enjoyed this well written novel and highly recommend it to fans of traditional murder mysteries FYI In an interview with NPR Anthony Horowitz said that inserting himself into the book as a character was an attempt to turn the murder mystery format upside down and that he was very careful not to give himself the best lines but to give them to Daniel Hawthorne instead Horowitz also notes that his mysteries are an homage to Agatha Christie but he has the advantage of being able to insert modern technology like texts and emails I ve finished several of Horowitz s mysteries and look forward to reading You can follow my reviews at

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Read & Download The Word is Murder The Word is Murder Free download ä 109 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. 45 innovative and page turning stars to The Word is Murder 5 rounded upMy first book from Horowitz was an indulgent and clever mystery I tried my hardest to solve A woman has already planned her own funeral but when she is found dead six hours after she finalizes the arrangements it has the police wondering if she planned her own death too An extremely private private detective Daniel Hawthorne is skilled at solving crimes by blowing up secrets and has a wealth of secrets of his own And somehow this is in the synopsis so not a spoiler the author is drawn into the story as well The back and forth between Hawthorne and Horowitz was shrewd and witty and brought the whole story together for me The Word is Murder reminded me of the game of Clue Growing up my poor parents and brother had to indulge me in endless games of Clue because my analytical nature was drawn to it In the same way I had the best time putting the intricate pieces together to try to solve this crime and I was absorbed in every second of it Bravo Anthony Horowitz You know how to play your cards Thank you to Anthony Horowitz HarperHarper Collins and Edelweiss for the ARC The Word is Murder will be released on June 5 2018 My reviews can also be found on my blog wwwjennifertarheelreadercom