Passion, deception, an unexplained death and a detective with quite a lot to hide lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz's brilliant new murder mystery, the second in the bestselling series starring Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne.
Bestselling author Anthony Horowitz has written two highly
acclaimed Sherlock Holmes novels, The House of Silk and Moriarty;
three James Bond novels, Trigger Mortis, Forever and a Day and With
a Mind to Kill; the acclaimed bestselling mystery novels Magpie
Murders and Moonflower Murders and the Detective Hawthorne novels,
The Word is Murder, The Sentence is Death, A Line To Kill, The
Twist of a Knife and the latest Close to Death is out in April
He is also the author of the teen spy Alex Rider series, and responsible for creating and writing some of the UK's most loved and successful TV series, including Midsomer Murders and Foyle's War. In January 2022 he was awarded a CBE for his services to literature.
Anthony Horowitz gets away with murder in all sorts of ways and
emerges triumphant...but never mind the details; count the
This is crime fiction as dazzling entertainment, sustained by writing as skilfully light-footed as Fred Astaire
*Sunday Times Crime Club, Star Pick*
A crime story that keeps you up into the small hours… a page-turning mystery
With its teasing mix of real and fictional characters, Horowitz’s fast-paced novel remains tantalising to the final page