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Close to Death: Signed Edition

Crime & Thrillers
Hardback Published on: 11/04/2024
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Close to Death
Goes From Strength To Strength!
Anthony Horowitz easily proves himself to be the master of crime fiction as he delivers another winning installment in his Hawthorne and Horowitz series wh... READ MORE
Steven at Bluewater
Close to Death
A different angle
A different angle This is the 5th book in the very meta Hawthorne/Horowitz series and to be honest at first I didn't like it. It is slightly different ... READ MORE
Richard  Wealthall


From global bestselling Anthony Horowitz, a brilliantly entertaining new mystery in the Hawthorne and Horowitz series.

Richmond, London. Six attractive houses are tucked away in an exclusive and very upmarket gated community: Riverside Close. Surrounded by flowers and shrubbery, they're sealed off from the busy main road and the realities of urban life. At weekends, with the gate locked, the residents enjoy the sound of birdsong, the whirr of mowers, the occasional snatch of opera through an open window.

Everyone knows each other. Everyone gets on.

That is, until the Kenworthies arrive. With their four big gas-guzzling cars, their noisy children and their plans to build a swimming pool in their garden, they quickly offend every one of their neighbours.

When Charles Kenworthy is found dead on his porch, the bolt of a crossbow through his chest, Daniel Hawthorne is called in. But how do you solve a murder when everyone has the same motive?

  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • ISBN: 2928377243104
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 750g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 156 x 40 mm

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Close to Death
A fantastic contemporary homage to the golden age of crime – the best in the series yet!
Close to Death is quite different from the previous Hawthorne Investigates books and not just because this time around it is mainly set in the past, meanin... READ MORE
Page to Stage Reviews (Zarina)
Close to Death
Cold Case for Horowitz and Hawrhorne
Neighbours, as the song goes, can become good friends – or bitter enemies, of course. Bitter enough to shun, ignore, hate, sue – or kill? Extreme, perhap... READ MORE
Close to Death
A genius whodunnit.
Riverview Close is a quiet gated community located in Richmond Upon Thames. All the neighbours get on until the Kenworthy family move in and a murder happ... READ MORE
Peter  Evans
Close to Death
a great addition to the series
Another very clever addition to the Horowitz and Hawthorne collection. As ever the author plays with the fourth wall encouraging his readers to work out th... READ MORE
Close to Death
It really did not "float my boat" and so this will likely be the last one in the series that I will read.
Having read Moonflower Murders, I was looking forward to reading Close to Death. Having now finished it, it really did not "float my boat" and so this will... READ MORE
Jon Jonnson
Close to Death
Crime Fiction
This is book five in the Hawthorne series. This case has already been decided but Hawthorne is called in to take a look at what he thinks is a murder case ... READ MORE
Georgina Aitcheson
Close to Death
Enjoyed its tangled web
This is the first time I have read a book by Anthony Horowitz. Enjoyed its tangled web and use of a chess grandmaster as he key character acknowledging his... READ MORE
Richard Angrave
Close to Death
Good addition to the series
I must admit this didn't grab me quite as much as the others I have read in this series, not quite sure why but maybe because Mr Horowitz took more of a ba... READ MORE
Close to Death
Another great Hawthorne book.
I have enjoyed the Hawthorne series and this book was a very good instalment in the series. A different take on the relationship between Horowitz and Hawth... READ MORE
Sharyn Farnaby
Close to Death
Never a dull moment
A 'locked room' mystery with a brilliant cast of characters it's another sure-fire winner for Horowitz! A slightly different style from the previous Hawth... READ MORE
Susan S
Close to Death
Twisty brain teaser
Close to Death by Anthony Horowitz. Unlike recent Hawthorne books, this one opens with the description of a select close in Richmond, where a new neighb... READ MORE
Heather Buggins
Close to Death
Complex crime
This is the first Anthony Horowitz book I’ve read so I have to admit I found the format a little confusing initially however that’s not to say I didn’t rea... READ MORE
Sarah Goldthorpe
Close to Death
A good read!
A really enjoyable and easy to read murder mystery. I didn’t find it particularly thrilling or exciting but it certainly kept my attention. The plot was ... READ MORE
Carole Kendal
Close to Death
Another great read from a brilliant series
There is no doubting Anthony Horowitz's ability to produce the perfect criminal conundrum. A cast of potential murderers all with hidden dark pasts; d... READ MORE
Stephen - the bookworm
Close to Death
More please
Another great book in the Hawthorne series. Not my favourite as simply not enough of the narrator! A private close in Richmond where everyone has a motive.... READ MORE
Rachel Dixon
Close to Death
Horowitz delivers again
How do you determine the murderer when everyone has the same motive. Giles Kenworthy has been making his neighbours lives a nightmare and then he's dead. W... READ MORE
Rebecca  Elder
Close to Death
Very clever mystery.
This is the fifth book in the Horowitz/ Hawthorne series and has to be one of the most complicated yet thrilling books I have read. Fictional Horowitz nee... READ MORE
Lynda Checkley
Close to Death
Long may this series continue!
Close to Death is an excellent new addition to the Hawthorne & Horowitz series, where Horowitz sort-of appears as himself and teams up with the odd but bri... READ MORE
Laura Nazmdeh