Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Review: Magpie Murders

Magpie Murders

Magpie Murders
Anthony Horowitz

Clever and unique is how I would describe this new book by Anthony Horowitz. It is a book within a book and a mystery within a mystery. If you are a fan of the Agatha Christie style whodunit, then you will no doubt find this an enthralling read.

Without giving too much away, the story starts with a London editor, Susan Ryeland, who gets a manuscript from the well-known author Alan Conway. When she gets to the end of the mystery, to her disappointment, the final chapter is missing. She sets out to find it. Getting a lot more than she bargained for, Susan is determined to get to the bottom of the puzzle. To do that, she will have to become a detective herself.

This book contains the best of both worlds, vintage, atmospheric Christie style prose and settings as well as modern, fun, smart, engaging characters. I can't image anyone being disappointed with this one.

Thanks to Shelf Awareness and HarperCollins for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review.   

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