The Word is Murder – Anthony Horowitz

One word review: brilliant.

More detail: this is a clever modern murder mystery novel with a unique perspective, savvy writing, interesting characters (including the author) in a package that has a beautifully engineered plot, plenty of twists, some laughs, and is just good fun.

Bit more detail: a woman goes in to organize her funeral. Several hours later she is dead. Former Detective Daniel Hawthorne is on the case, and he’s trying to convince a certain Anthony Horowitz to write the story of the hunt for the killer. Bizarre, but it works ever so well, and allows lots of unique touches to pop up. For example, the scene with Steven Spielberg is hilarious.

Don’t miss out.

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