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The Word Is Murder

The Word Is Murder

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?

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ISBN 9781780896854
Barcode 9781780896854
Published 14 September 2017 by Cornerstone
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Horowitz, Anthony

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ISBN-13 9781780896854
ISBN-10 1780896859
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Cornerstone
Imprint Century
Publication Date 14 September 2017
International Publication Date 24 August 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Horowitz, Anthony
Category Adventure / Thriller
Crime & Mystery Fiction
Classic Fiction
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 519g
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 761671

Description of this Book

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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review With its unorthodox protagonist, clever plotting, brilliantly imperfect characters, and escalating sense of urgency and intrigue, The Word is Murder is an instant crime classic that will keep you reading as fast as you can... one of the best and most compulsively readable mysteries of the year. Hugely satisfying on every level. * Written by Sime * A very clever and inventive mystery * Bookbag * A perfect detective novel in a unique style complete with an excellent twist! * Life Has a Funny Way of Sneaking Up On You * Will undoubtedly exhilarate not only crime and Horowitz fans but anyone who enjoys the sense of metafiction and fourth wall breaking found in books by authors like Lemony Snicket, Bret Easton Ellis and Martin Amis. * Fiendfully Reading *

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Author's Bio

ANTHONY HOROWITZ is the author of the bestselling teen spy series, Alex Rider, and is also responsible for creating and writing some of the UK's most loved and successful TV series, including Midsomer Murders and Foyle's War. He has also written two highly acclaimed Sherlock Holmes novels, The House of Silk and Moriarty; a James Bond novel, Trigger Mortis; and his most recent stand-alone novel, Magpie Murders, was a Top Five Sunday Times bestseller.He is on the board of the Old Vic Theatre, and was awarded an OBE for his services to literature in January 2014. The Word is Murder is the first in a series of crime novels starring Detective Daniel Hawthorne.

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