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YOU HAVE PLANNED YOUR OWN PROHIBITION. BUT HAS YOU GIVEN YOUR OWN MURDER?
New York Times Bestselling author of Magpie Murders and Moriarty"Anthony Horowitz has brilliantly reinvented the classic detective novel and this time wrote a fictional version of himself as Watson to a modern Holmes.
On a bright spring morning in London, Diana Cowper – the wealthy mother of a famous actor – enters a funeral home. She is there to plan her own service.
Six hours later, she is found dead and strangled in her own home with a curtain cord.
Enter the dishonest police detective Daniel Hawthorne, a brilliant, eccentric investigator who is just as quickly offended as he is to crack a case. Hawthorne needs a ghostwriter to document his life; a Watson to his Holmes. He chooses Anthony Horowitz.
Against his will, Horowitz soon becomes the center of a story he can not control. Hawthorne is brusque, spirited, and annoying, yet his last case, with its many twists, proves to be irresistible. The writer and the detective form an unusual partnership. At the same time, it quickly becomes clear that Hawthorne hides some dark secrets.
A masterful and tricky secret that causes many surprises, The word is MurdeAnthony Horowitz is at his best.