The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz

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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.


Title : The Word is Murder
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ISBN : 1780896840
Edition Language : English
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Susan rated it ★★★★★

August 10, 2017

Having greatly enjoyed, “Magpie Murders,” I was thrilled to receive, “The Word is Murder,” to review. Author Anthony Horowitz has shown that he is adept at writing many different genres of books, but it is clear that he was certainly meant to be writing anything but this particular novel. For, yo...

Liz rated it ★★★★★

August 23, 2017

The Word is Murder is eccentric and totally brilliant – like reading an Agatha Christie novel if Agatha Christie placed herself at the centre of the action and engaged with Sherlock Holmes. It is a long term reader’s dream novel almost quite literally. In this case Mr Horowitz does just that, tel...

Elaine rated it ★★★★★

August 26, 2017

This is a quirky, highly original first person narrative starring the author in an Agatha Christie type role whilst working, somewhat reluctantly, with a Morse/Sherlock Holmes kind of private investigator called Hawthorne! The investigation is into the murder of Diana Cowper which happened just s...

Emma rated it ★★★★☆

November 18, 2017

4.5 stars.Thoroughly enjoyed this clever and amusing crime novel. It is narrated by the author himself as he involves himself in the story. It is very much set in modern London and I enjoyed the cultural anchoring. It had a good plot too. I knocked half a star off as in a couple of places Horowit...

Ova rated it ★★★★☆

January 11, 2018

Please see full review on my blog: Really loved this book! This is exactly the type of whodunit I like. Plus you have the humour. I loved the way Horowitz blended himself into the story and his inner thoughts made me chuckle from time to time. Although I re...

Leah rated it ★★★☆☆

September 13, 2017

A quirk too far... One spring morning, Diana Cowper, a healthy woman in her sixties, calls into a local undertaker's and arranges her own funeral. Nothing too uncommon about this, especially since she is a widow and her only son has moved to the States to pursue his successful acting career. But i...

Melanie rated it ★★★★☆

August 30, 2017

3.5 stars. I had been looking forward to the new novel by Horowitz, with his past three novels, he has firmly established himself as a favourite of mine. So imagine how much my heart sank when I started reading, realising that this was a first person narrative of faux-non-fiction of himself being...

Bill rated it ★★★★☆

October 01, 2017

The latest novel from Anthony Horowitz is a story with an interesting premise. Horowitz is not only the author, he is also one of the main characters. After a brutal murder ex detective Daniel Hawthorne (occasional consultant to the police) asks novelist Horowitz to write a book about him investig...

Tammy rated it ★★★★☆

March 22, 2018

Cleverly meta and cool! Horowitz writes himself into his own novel which is the cleverly meta part. It’s cool because he references his career as the creator of Foyle’s War, the original adapter of Midsomer Murders and the as the author of the teen series, Alex Rider. This mystery is deceptive, d...

Mayke rated it ★★★☆☆

December 21, 2017

Review soon to come and other reviews on my blog (bio) --------------------------------------------------------------------------- This book was provided to me by Netgalley and Random House UK for an honest review. I read other reviews on this book and was surprised with the high ratings it got. I...

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