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Close to Death

Crime & Thrillers
Hardback Published on: 11/04/2024
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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: 9781529904239
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Weight: 658g
  • Dimensions: 242 x 163 x 38 mm

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Close to Death
Another unique and witty novel from a crime writing genius!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book just like I knew I would! This series is so unique for the way Horowitz fictionalises himself and how he (along with the rea... READ MORE
Close to Death
Horowitz and Hawthorne still star despite slight change of format
4.5 Knocked off the half because the inimitable Mr Horowitz isn't in it as much as I'd like. Close to Death is a slightly different Hawthorne & Horow... READ MORE
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Very Meta
I haven’t read an Anthony Horowitz book for a long time, I think the last one I read was Groosham Grange when I was a kid! I do however always think of him... READ MORE
Close to Death
A clever plot masterfully told
A small gated community is being inconvenienced by newcomers. Giles and Lynda Kenworthy moved into Riverview Lodge seven months earlier and since then have... READ MORE
Anne T
Close to Death
Brilliant addition to the series.
Having read the previous four books in the series, I was so pleased to read the new one. It is a very interesting premise, almost a double locked room myst... READ MORE
Mavis Tiller
Close to Death
Enjoyable read
Another great read from Anthony Horowitz! You get two stories in this book, the one about the author, and the story he is writing. A very clever way to kee... READ MORE
Tammy Muir
Close to Death
Suspects galore
Having read the last book in the Hawthorne Horowitz series I had a better understanding of the format of the book -so cleverly mixing reality with his fict... READ MORE
Dana Farren
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This is the 5th in this series and, for all the usual reasons, plus the fact that they are all cracking books, I will definitely recommend you go back and ... READ MORE
Close to Death
Easily my favourite read of 2024 so far
A resident of a gated community is murdered and police immediately turn to the neighbours that hated him. When they struggle to find answers, they seek the... READ MORE
Close to Death
Who killed a reviled neighbour?
The “Close” in the title is a play on Riverview Close, an upmarket group of houses where everyone gets along. Until Giles Kenworthy and his family move in,... READ MORE
Jackie Murrell
Close to Death
Sheer genius
What an absolutely brilliant idea for a book. I absolutely loved it. Original, quirky, and I wasn’t quite sure if it was real. Such an incredible idea.Ant... READ MORE
Madeline Cordell
Close to Death
Clever little update to the locked room
Pushed by his publisher to produce another 'Hawthorne' mystery, Anthony gets in touch with the man himself. Hawthorne is reluctant to get involved but all... READ MORE
Jo-anne Atkinson
Close to Death
An excellent series and cleverly written! The way Horowitz inserts himself into the stories is ingenious. This case is different because it’s from years... READ MORE
Zoe Hitchen
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Hawthorne and Horowitz
I'm a huge Anthony Horowitz fan, his books are just so flawless and effortless, I start reading and before I know I'm at the end. The best kind of read. I ... READ MORE
Debbie Hall
Close to Death
A good solid mystery
I was sent a copy of Close to Death by Anthony Horowitz to read and review by NetGalley. This is another novel in the Hawthorne and Horowitz series and re... READ MORE