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  • Published: 29 November 2018
  • ISBN: 9781473539372
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

The Sentence is Death

A mind-bending murder mystery from the bestselling author of THE WORD IS MURDER




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.

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Death, deception, and a detective with quite a lot to hide stalk the pages of Anthony Horowitz's brilliant new murder mystery, the second in the bestselling series starring Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne.
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‘You shouldn’t be here. It’s too late…

These, heard over the phone, were the last recorded words of successful celebrity-divorce lawyer Richard Pryce, found bludgeoned to death in his bachelor pad with a bottle of wine – a 1982 Chateau Lafite worth £3,000, to be precise.

Odd, considering he didn’t drink. Why this bottle? And why those words? And why was a three-digit number painted on the wall by the killer? And, most importantly, which of the man’s many, many enemies did the deed?

Baffled, the police are forced to bring in Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne and his sidekick, the author Anthony, who’s really getting rather good at this murder investigation business.

But as Hawthorne takes on the case with characteristic relish, it becomes clear that he, too, has secrets to hide. As our reluctant narrator becomes ever more embroiled in the case, he realises that these secrets must be exposed – even at the risk of death…
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"Anthony Horowitz gets away with murder in all sorts of ways and emerges triumphant" – THE TIMES, Books of the Year
"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" – METRO
"Sheer genius ... The narrative is hilarious and full of Holmesian clues and deliberate errors which will leave the eagle-eyed reader feeling just a bit smug. A joy from start to finish" – INDEPENDENT
"Fans of traditional puzzle mysteries will be enthralled" – PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"One of the most creative writers in the country today" – JEREMY VINE
"Huge fun… It’s hard to know why anyone who loves a good mystery wouldn’t thoroughly enjoy the ride" – IRISH INDEPENDENT
"A new Anthony Horowitz novel is always something to look forward to. Anyone who likes a good Midsomer-style murder mystery will love The Sentence is Death" CULTUREFLY

  • Pub date: 29 November 2018
  • ISBN: 9781473539372
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

About the Author

Anthony Horowitz

ANTHONY HOROWITZ is the author of the bestselling teen spy series, Alex Rider, and is also responsible for creating and writing some of the UK's most loved and successful TV series, including Midsomer Murders and Foyle's War.

He has also written two highly acclaimed Sherlock Holmes novels, The House of Silk and Moriarty; two James Bond novels, Trigger Mortis and Forever and a Day. His previous thrillers Magpie Murders and The Word is Murder were both Top Ten Sunday Times bestsellers.

He is on the board of the Old Vic Theatre, and was awarded an OBE for his services to literature in January 2014.

The Sentence is Death is the second in a series of crime novels starring Detective Daniel Hawthorne.

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Praise for The Sentence is Death

“Anthony Horowitz gets away with murder in all sorts of ways and emerges triumphant...but never mind the details; count the laughs”

Marcel Berlins

“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”

Metro

“Clever”

Good Housekeeping

“With its teasing mix of real and fictional characters, Horowitz’s fast-paced novel remains tantalising to the final page”

Daily Mail

“One of the most creative writers in the country today”

Jeremy Vine

“Anthony Horowitz gets away with murder in all sorts of ways and emerges triumphant”

The Times, Books of the Year

“Huge fun… It’s hard to know why anyone who loves a good mystery wouldn’t thoroughly enjoy the ride”

Irish Independent

“A new Anthony Horowitz novel is always something to look forward to. Anyone who likes a good Midsomer-style murder mystery will love The Sentence is Death”

CultureFly

“Sheer genius ... The narrative is hilarious and full of Holmesian clues and deliberate errors which will leave the eagle-eyed reader feeling just a bit smug. A joy from start to finish”

Independent

“Superb ... Fans of traditional puzzle mysteries will be enthralled.”

Publishers Weekly

“…pure pleasure for readers. Show-business in-jokes, patches of literary parody and a vicious police-department rivalry all coalesce to make The Sentence Is Death a must-read delight.”

Wall Street Journal

“Succeeds on all levels ... Horowitz has the Midas touch”

Booklist

“This mystery is a worthy and witty follow-up to last year's best-seller The Word Is Murder ... brilliant and enigmatic”

AARP

“No one currently working the field has anywhere near this much ingenuity to burn”

Kirkus


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