A woman crosses a London street. It is just after 11 a.m. on a bright spring morning, and she is going into a funeral parlor to plan her own service. Six hours later the woman is dead, strangled with a crimson curtain cord in her own home.
Enter disgraced police detective Daniel Hawthorne, a brilliant, eccentric man as quick with an insult as he is to crack a case. And Hawthorne has a partner, the celebrated novelist Anthony Horowitz, curious about the case and looking for new material. As brusque, impatient, and annoying as Hawthorne can be, Horowitz-a seasoned hand when it comes to crime stories-suspects the detective may be on to something, and is irresistibly drawn into the mystery.
But as the case unfolds, Horowitz realizes he's at the center of a story he can't control...and that his brilliant partner may be hiding dark and mysterious secrets of his own.
A masterful and tricky mystery that operates at many levels, The Word Is Murder is Anthony Horowitz at his very best. W19TPF W19 HarperCollins Trade Paperback Frontlist Promotion 12/31/18
Format: Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial, May 2019
Product Dimensions: 8 L × 5.3 W × 0 H
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