Read The Word is Murder Online Free - A wealthy woman strangled six hours after she’s arranged her own funeral.
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.
SPREAD THE WORD. THE WORD IS MURDER.
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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...
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...
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...
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...
August 30, 2017
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...
August 31, 2017
I enjoyed The Word Is Murder, although I did have reservations about it. It has a structure which I would expect to dislike: Anthony Horowitz casts himself in a central role in what purports to be a true-crime story, but is, of course, completely fictional. This leads to a lot of knowing stuff ab...
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...
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...
September 17, 2017
Anthony Horowitz blends fiction with non-fiction as he inserts himself into his own mystery novel as the first-person narrator. As a real world author, he fuses his real life experiences and interactions with his fictional characters.
It is a rather clever device, but Horowitz dismally fails with...
September 23, 2017
Everyone, let me tell you, this man can write. I listened to this one, and the narration was soooo good. I read his last novel, "The Magpie Murders", and stated it was my best read for 2017. Well ... this one, The Word is Murder" matches it as one of my favourites. It's brilliant!