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The Word Is Murder

by Anthony Horowitz

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The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz
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    Jun 2018, 400 pages
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    May 2019, 432 pages

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Murder. Intrigue. A potential true crime book? A distinguished novelist and a surly detective join forces to solve the homicide of an affluent London matron.

A wealthy widow enters a London funeral home to make arrangements for her own funeral. Six hours later, she is strangled in her apartment with a cord from her own curtains, and the killer is gone.

Anthony Horowitz's latest release places him not only in the role of author, but also character. The first in a new series, The Word Is Murder follows ex-detective Daniel Hawthorne as he consults on a case beyond the capabilities of the London police. Low on funds, Hawthorne contacts his old acquaintance, Horowitz, to see if he'd be interested in writing a true-crime book about this current case – the murder of Diana Cowper, a widow with a suspicious past. Horowitz dubiously accepts and the two embark on an investigation that takes them from central London to the English seaside in search of Mrs. Cowper's killer. Hawthorne, self-assured in his ability to crack the case ...

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