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  • Published: 15 December 2018
  • ISBN: 9781786140647
  • Imprint: Audiobooks
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Length: 8 hr 36 min
  • Narrator: Rory Kinnear
  • RRP: $50.00

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.

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Another Word For Murder by Anthony Horowitz, read by Rory Kinnear.

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.

William Pryce is an elegant, smooth-tongued lawyer who has made a fortune out of celebrity divorces - and a lot of enemies in the process. Unmarried himself, he lives in a handsome bachelor pad on the edge of Hampstead Heath.

Or rather he used to ...

When he is found murdered, the police confront the most baffling of mysteries: who was the visitor who came to Pryce's house moments before he died, arriving while he was still talking on the phone?

“You shouldn’t be here. It’s too late…” were Pryce’s last recorded words but what exactly do they mean?

Why does his killer paint a three-digit number on the wall before leaving the crime scene? And why exactly was he bludgeoned to death with a bottle of wine - a 1982 Chateau Lafite worth £3,000 - when he didn't drink alcohol?

The police are forced to hand the case to Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne, who takes it on with characteristic relish.

But Hawthorne himself has secrets to hide and as our reluctant narrator becomes ever more embroiled in the case he realises that these are secrets that need to be exposed - even if it puts his own life in danger ...

  • Published: 15 December 2018
  • ISBN: 9781786140647
  • Imprint: Audiobooks
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Length: 8 hr 36 min
  • Narrator: Rory Kinnear
  • RRP: $50.00

About the author

Anthony Horowitz

The author of the bestselling teen spy series, Alex Rider, ANTHONY HOROWITZ 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, and two bestselling crime novels, The Word is Murder and The Sentence is Death, starring Detective Daniel Hawthorne.

In 2016 he wrote Magpie Murders which became a bestseller around the world, and was the recipient of eight literary awards in Japan. Moonflower Murders, which will be published in August 2020, continues the story.

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Praise for The Sentence is Death

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

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

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

Marcel Berlins

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

Daily Mail

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