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The Word Is Murder


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Buried secrets, murder and a trail of bloody clues lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz's page-turning new detective series. If you enjoyed BBC's Sherlock, you'll LOVE The Word is Murder!

About the Author

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; two James Bond novels, Trigger Mortis and Forever and a Day. His previous thrillers Magpie Murders and The Word is Murder were both Top Ten Sunday Times bestsellers.

He is on the board of the Old Vic Theatre, and was awarded an OBE for his services to literature in January 2014.

Another Word For Murder is the second in a series of crime novels starring Detective Daniel Hawthorne.


"Ingenious twist on the classic whodunnit" * The Guardian *
"Splendidly entertaining, absorbing and difficult to put down. Hawthorne is an intriguing character" * Daily Express *
"Horowitz is strong on plot ... and infectiously zestful" * Daily Telegraph *
"A real page-turner. I loved it!" -- ALED JONES (ITV, Weekend)
"Raises the game-playing to Olympic level." * Guardian Books of the Year *
"Actually the word is not murder, it's ingenious ... A masterful meta-mystery." * Booklist *
"The beguiling whodunit plot is dispatched with characteristic elan as Horowitz blurs the line between fact and fiction" * Financial Times *
"There is plenty of metafictional fun to be had" * The Guardian *
"Fast-paced and full of unpredictable twists and turns." * The Times Audiobook of the week *
"Horowitz has put together a cleverly twisting mystery featuring plenty of suspicious characters and more than a few red herrings" * Nudge *

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