The WORD is MURDER – Anthony Horowitz

The WORD is MURDERKeeping in mind that the author is the hugely talented author of a James Bond novel as well as being a Sherlock Holmes expert and screen-writer of some fame, with FOYLE’S WAR, one of my all-time favourites, to his credit, this offering does live up to demanding expectations.

The Word is Murder was more than an unputdownable whodunnit; it was a reading experience so on the edge of reality, linked to so many real people, with the author playing the part of himself, that the line between reality and fiction got so faint as to almost disappear.

Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz

As the blurb puts it, to the unpleasant detective, Daniel Hawthorne, fired from Scotland Yard, Horowitz reluctantly becomes the Watson to his Holmes. The Hastings to his Poirot. Hawthorne wants him to write a book about Hawthorne solving the mystery of a woman who arranges her own funeral and then is murdered a few hours later. There is one slight drawback – the mystery hasn’t yet been solved…

The plot is well twisted, the characters sharply sketched and the writing almost Conan-Doyleish. A seriously entertaining read.

My reviews are strictly honest. Thanks to Penguin Random House South Africa for this ARC.

 

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About peterjearle

Writer of thriller novels. 4 Published: 'Purgatory Road', 'The Barros Pawns', and the Detective Dice Modise Series:'Hunter's Venom' and 'Medicinal Purposed Only', all from Southern Africa.
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