The Word Is Murder

The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz
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ISBN
9781780896854
Date Released
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Paperback
Pages
400
Dimensions
153 x 234mm

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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.
ISBN:
9781780896854
Publication Date:
28 / 08 / 2017
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
153 x 234mm
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This is a truly unique book that kept me on the edge of my seat. Im not usually a fan of murder mysteries but i could not put this one down! - Jessica (QBD)
, 18/09/2017
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The word is murder is a book well worth a read Anthony Horowitz (Tony) not only stars in this murder mystery but also writes it, or should I say writes what he's told by his counter part ex- detective Howthorne. The dislike hate relationship between the two men while trying to solve this murder makes the story interesting to say the least, as Howthorne is always one step a head of Tony. - Karen (QBD)
, 16/09/2017
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A good old-fashioned whodunit with plenty of twists and turns. Anthony Horowitz (the author playing himself) is asked to accompany a detective on a murder investigation so that he can write a book about it when the mystery is solved … and the end result is THIS book! In true Agatha Christie style,there are plenty of clues along the way, but you'lll still be left guessing till the very end. - Steven (QBD)
, 16/09/2017
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Anthony Horowitz's new book, The Word is Murder, is different to most crime thrillers I've read. Sometimes biographical, it is written like a Sherlock Holmes, where you too can solve the crime. Look out for the clues and see if you can work out who the killer is. It is a page turner that will keep you guessing till the end. - Julie (QBD)
, 16/09/2017
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In this Agatha Christie style murder mystery, Anthony Horrowitz appears in the story as an exasperated author having to put up with a ex-detective that takes a liking to calling him 'mate' or 'Tony'. Self deprecating comic relief aside, this murder case will have you scratching your head until the very last page. - Hannah (QBD)
, 13/09/2017
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I was hooked within the first chapter. Horowitz's unique narrative style - inserting himself into the story as the narrator - was very cleverly done and had me questioning all the way through whether this was fiction or a biography. This is a good old-fashioned murder mystery with a gentle wit about it. - Eleanor (QBD)
, 13/09/2017
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Anthony Horowitz has delivered yet another immersive thriller with his latest release. A woman arranges her own funeral, 6 hours before her unexpected death. A trail of clues and hints lead our detective and author on a long twisting road to discovering the killer. Pick it up, give it a read and prepare for another exciting journey. - Norton (QBD)
, 12/09/2017
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When the author puts himself as a key character you know you are in for an enjoyable ride. When a wealthy windower is found murdered only hours after organising her own funeral, there is a mystery to be solved. When Horowitz himself is pulled into the mystery case by slightly strange Detective Hawthorne they find themselves working together to solve the murder. A great read from start to end! - Jodie (QBD)
, 11/09/2017
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The word is murder is an unique crime novel in the same vein as an Agatha Christie classic. The Author places himself directly into the book as the narrator whos helping a detective solve a murder which is reminiscent of the classic Sherlock Holmes and John Watson duo. Filled with twists and turns, with a tad of comedy. This book is great for someone looking for a different and unusual crime read! - Andrew (QBD)
, 11/09/2017
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Set in London, this title follows the story of a woman who makes arrangements for her own funeral, being found murdered just hours later. Usually I'm not a fan of the murder mystery genre, but this title may have just changed my mind. Through the use of sharp wit, injections of comedy and a storyline that kept me guessing, I recommend this title to anyone searching for a riveting, thrilling read. - Mitchell (QBD)
, 11/09/2017
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This one was on the fence for me: on one hand the mystery was interesting and I couldn't wait to solve it but on the other I wasn't a fan of how the author made himself a character and went on about his other works for quite a few pages. To me it made the book feel like an advertisement for him rather than a story. I really wanted to like this book, I just wish he'd chosen another narrative style. - Zoe (QBD)
, 11/09/2017
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Move over Sherlock there's a new genius detective and his name is Hawthorne! Horowitz continues to excel, no matter the genre and his skill is evident in this new author-insert crime thriller starring Detective Michael Hawthorne. Brilliant, raw and definitely surprising "The Word is Murder" carries all the Sherlockian tropes of a finely-crafted mystery. It's a must-read murder for 2017! - Caitlin (QBD)
, 10/09/2017
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At first you get the feeling that Horowitz has simplified his tale so that his younger audience can enjoy it too. Then he adds some of his own real life story to the mix and you really wonder what he was thinking to write it this way. But you keep reading as he loads you with surprises and twists till you can't put it down. This book will only appeal to those who crave clever twisted page turners - Gillian (QBD)
, 09/09/2017
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I expected to enjoy this: a murder mystery by the author of one of my favourite childhood series. London setting? Check. Homage to Sherlock Holmes? Check. Clever literary conceit? Check. I loved the opening chapter and was ready to be wowed by the author-as-character. However, I found Horowitz's presence intrusive – he spends a lot of time spruiking his own books! This detracted from the story. - Amy (QBD)
, 09/09/2017
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If you're looking for a truly unique murder mystery, this is the one for you. Murder Is The Word effortlessly blends fact and fiction, with biting wit and often hilarious commentary from the author himself, giving this book an eccentric feel. With real clues and red herrings laced throughout I was left guessing (very eagerly) until the end. This is definitely a diamond in the sea of thrillers. - Caitlin (QBD)
, 07/09/2017
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What happens when one of the world's best crime writer's takes the idea of a "mary sue" character to the extreme? You get a gripping, exhilirating tale by Horowitz that will keep you on the edge of your seat from the very first page. With an opening sentence reminiscent of Rowling's Hary Potter, The Word is Murder will not disappoint any of Horowitz's fans and will be sure to garner a new fan base - Dion (QBD)
, 07/09/2017
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A quirky and unusual crime novel, where Horowitz himself is the central character. With an Agatha-Christie-esque style, with plenty of twists and turns. Oftentimes amusing, this was quite a different read, one I quite enjoyed. - Stacey (QBD)
, 06/09/2017
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The line between fiction and reality is blurred in this fantastic murder mystery - with the elements of Sherlock Holmes, it follows the perspective of the author himself, who assists to solve the mystery behind a woman's untimely death, after she had planned her own funeral ONLY six hours prior. With a complicated & gripping 'whodunnit' plot, this is a fresh crime thriller you'll be sure to love! - Leisha (QBD)
, 06/09/2017
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Its not often the author makes themselves a main character and blends non fiction with fiction but Horowitz has done just this and the results are fantastic! An ex detective has an offer for Horowitz to write about the his latest case – for a 50/50 profit. It turns out that the deceased, her famous son and the ex detective all have skeletons in their closests. EVERYONES a suspect but whodunnit? - Joanne (QBD)
, 06/09/2017
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Anthony Horowitz inserts himself into his new murder mystery seamlessly, leaving readers unsure of what is fact and what is fiction. The word is murder starts with a murder, but this one occurs after the victim has arranged her own funeral, which to police liaison Hawthorne seems a little fishy. He brings Horowitz on board to document the case, which gets stranger and stranger as it goes on. - Shannon (QBD)
, 04/09/2017
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Delving into the realms of reality and fiction, Anthony Horowitz stuns readers with his new fast paced crime novel, "The Word is Murder". Anthony Horowitz, who plays himself in the thriller, teams up with Detective Hawthorne to uncover the puzzle leading up to the death of a healthy, wealthy woman who coincidentally happened to arrange her own funeral, hours before her mysterious murder. - Cassandra (QBD)
, 02/09/2017
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Anthony Horowitz's "The Word is Murder" is loosely based on himself as a fictional author writing about a real life murder mystery. Detective Hawthorne and Author Horowitz work together to solve the mystery of who killed Diana Cowper on the very day she arranged her own funeral. With danger, murder and an unlikely friendship this is an enjoyable mystery, well worth a read. - Kerryn (QBD)
, 01/09/2017
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A woman books her own funeral then is murdered 6 hours later. Is it coincedence? A detective and an author try to solve the crime. This is a crime book nothing like you have ever read before. Having the author of the book Anthony Horowitz as a character trying to solve the murder is so unusual that it's great. You will be like a cat with a saucer of milk- not stopping until it's all gone! - Peter (QBD)
, 29/08/2017

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