Passion, deception, an unexplained death and a detective with quite a lot to hide lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz's brilliant new murder mystery, the second in the bestselling series starring Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne.
Bestselling author Anthony Horowitz has written two highly acclaimed Sherlock Holmes novels, The House of Silk and Moriarty; two James Bond novels, Trigger Mortis and Forever and a Day; three Detective Hawthorne novels, The Word is Murder, The Sentence is Death and the forthcoming A Line To Kill, and the acclaimed bestselling mystery novels Magpie Murders and Moonflower Murders. He is also the author of the teen spy Alex Rider series, and responsible for creating and writing some of the UK's most loved and successful TV series, including Midsomer Murders and Foyle's War. In January 2014 he was awarded an OBE for his services to literature.
Anthony Horowitz gets away with murder in all sorts of ways and
emerges triumphant...but never mind the details; count the laughs *
Marcel Berlins *
This is crime fiction as dazzling entertainment, sustained by writing as skilfully light-footed as Fred Astaire * Sunday Times Crime Club, Star Pick *
A crime story that keeps you up into the small hours... a page-turning mystery * Metro *
With its teasing mix of real and fictional characters, Horowitz's fast-paced novel remains tantalising to the final page * Daily Mail *
Clever * Good Housekeeping *