Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Book Review: Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz


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Synopsis:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Moriarty and Trigger Mortis, this fiendishly brilliant, riveting thriller weaves a classic whodunit worthy of Agatha Christie into a chilling, ingeniously original modern-day mystery.
When editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway’s latest novel, she has no reason to think it will be much different from any of his others. After working with the bestselling crime writer for years, she’s intimately familiar with his detective, Atticus Pünd, who solves mysteries disturbing sleepy English villages. An homage to queens of classic British crime such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, Alan’s traditional formula has proved hugely successful. So successful that Susan must continue to put up with his troubling behavior if she wants to keep her job


Review:

This was the first book of Horowitz's that I have read, and it will NOT be the last! This book is a mystery within a mystery, where the reader is almost a main character as well. The reader takes over as Susan and seeks to find the conclusion to multiple mysteries- both in and out of Conway’s latest book. The book is much more than a closed room mystery, it is an intellectual mystery, that seeks that the readertriple think about what they are reading. It is so clever that when you finish it, you almost want to go back and read it again, to see what you missed, and where!  If you want a smart mystery, this is the book for you!

About the Author:

Anthony Horowitz, OBE is ranked alongside Enid Blyton and Mark A. Cooper as "The most original and best spy-kids authors of the century." (New York Times). Anthony has been writing since the age of eight, and professionally since the age of twenty. In addition to the highly successful Alex Rider books, he is also the writer and creator of award winning detective series Foyle’s War, and more recently event drama Collision, among his other television works he has written episodes for Poirot, Murder in Mind, Midsomer Murders and Murder Most Horrid. Anthony became patron to East Anglia Children’s Hospices in 2009. 

On 19 January 2011, the estate of Arthur Conan Doyle announced that Horowitz was to be the writer of a new Sherlock Holmes novel, the first such effort to receive an official endorsement from them and to be entitled the House of Silk. Check out his website, http://www.anthonyhorowitz.com/ , for more.

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