SHE PLANNED HER OWN FUNERAL. BUT DID SHE ARRANGE HER OWN MURDER?
A woman is strangled six hours after organising her own funeral.
Did she know she was going to die? Did she recognise her killer?
Daniel Hawthorne, a recalcitrant detective with secrets of his own, is on the case, together with his reluctant side-kick – a man completely unaccustomed to the world of crime.
But even Hawthorne isn't prepared for the twists and turns in store – as unexpected as they are bloody...
Buried secrets, murder and a trail of bloody clues lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz’s page-turning new detective series. If you enjoyed BBC’s Sherlock, you’ll LOVE The Word is Murder.
Chosen as one of Crime Time's books of the year - and crime fans agree! Look at the five-star reviews fans are leaving for The Word is Murder:
‘Unusual, inventive, brilliant… I don't want to put his books down, but am bereft once I've finished them. They are totally absorbing’
‘another cracker from Anthony Horowitz… Hawthorne is perhaps the most realistic new detective to appear for a very long time’
‘I can’t wait to meet Hawthorne again… I thoroughly enjoyed this and was very sad to leave it’
‘really intriguing and original… a superb page-turner’
‘a cracking tale of detection’
‘I have to say that I could not put it down… Can thoroughly recommend it’
‘Unusual, twisted and fascinating… Heartily recommended!’
‘would definitely recommend this to serious crime readers’
‘I read the book in two days... Mr Horowitz can become an addiction’
‘quirky, different and clever! LOVED IT!’
"Splendidly entertaining, absorbing and difficult to put down. Hawthorne is an intriguing character" (Daily Express)
"Horowitz is strong on plot … and infectiously zestful" (Daily Telegraph)
"A real page-turner. I loved it!" (ALED JONES (ITV, Weekend))
"Raises the game-playing to Olympic level." (Guardian Books of the Year)