Magpie Murders

Magpie Murders

Paperback Published on: 16/11/2017
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As far as I’m concerned, you can’t beat a good whodunnit: the twists and turns, the clues and the red herrings and then, finally, the satisfaction of having everything explained to you in a way that makes you kick yourself because you hadn’t seen it from the start. That was what I was expecting when I began. But Magpie Murders wasn’t like that. It wasn’t like that at all. I hope I don’t need to spell it out any more. Unlike me, you have been warned. When editor Susan Ryeland is given the tattered manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has little idea it will change her life. She's worked with the revered crime writer for years and his detective, Atticus Pund, is renowned for solving crimes in the sleepy English villages of the 1950s. As Susan knows only too well, vintage crime sells handsomely. It's just a shame that it means dealing with an author like Alan Conway... But Conway's latest tale of murder at Pye Hall is not quite what it seems. Yes, there are dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects, but hidden in the pages of the manuscript there lies another story: a tale written between the very words on the page, telling of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition and murder.  From Sunday Times bestseller Anthony Horowitz comes Magpie Murders, his deliciously dark take on the cosy crime novel, brought bang- up-to-date with a fiendish modern twist.

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9781409158387
  • Number of pages: 560
  • Weight: 390g
  • Dimensions: 199 x 132 x 35 mm

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Magpie Murders
Cosy crime - with a twist
Anthony Horowitz’ Magpie Murders is a knowing subversion of the 'cosy crime' genre. Complete with English country village full of suspicious characters, a... READ MORE
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Magpie Murders
Magpie Murders
While I enjoy having a good ‘meaty’ mystery to get stuck into, I also like a touch of humour, a quirk in the characters, someone I find interesting as one ... READ MORE
Magpie Murders
A very clever whodunnit within another whodunnit!
A very clever whodunnit within another whodunnit! A few red herrings and a lot of twists and turns make this a fun and intriguing puzzle to solve. Needless... READ MORE
Magpie Murders
Homage to Agatha
This book has more twists than a drill bit. The story has been cleverly woven across two fictions whilst using similar plots. Two murder stories in one boo... READ MORE