The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz Review


The originality of this book is A+! The author, Anthony Horowitz is the narrator and he's actually involved in the story. I've never seen this before and really loved how he described the story while helping the Detective with the murder investigation. Really enjoyed how Anthony added aspect of his real life in this novel as well, very interesting. I feel like I learned a lot about him as a author as well.

We also can't forget the originality of the story line; a woman plans her own funeral and hours later is found dead. It's quite unpredictable and keeps you on your toes. Loved this book! I would love if this became a series actually! One can only hope.

Thank you to Harper Collins Canada for providing me with a physical copy of this book. As usual, my reviews are my honest and unbiased opinions.

  
One bright spring morning in London, Diana Cowper – the wealthy mother of a famous actor - enters a funeral parlor. She is there to plan her own service.

Six hours later she is found dead, strangled with a curtain cord in her own home.

Enter disgraced police detective Daniel Hawthorne, a brilliant, eccentric investigator who’s as quick with an insult as he is to crack a case. Hawthorne needs a ghost writer to document his life; a Watson to his Holmes. He chooses Anthony Horowitz.

Drawn in against his will, Horowitz soon finds himself a the center of a story he cannot control. Hawthorne is brusque, temperamental and annoying but even so his latest case with its many twists and turns proves irresistible. The writer and the detective form an unusual partnership. At the same time, it soon becomes clear that Hawthorne is hiding some dark secrets of his own.


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