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Magpie Murders

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

225x225bbBy Anthony Horowitz

The Short Take:

Horowitz, who has written many a Masterpiece Mystery screenplay, both salutes the classic whodunit formula and turns it on its head. And, he does both masterfully.

Why?

Why is it the British seem to be particularly good at murder mysteries? Horowitz is no exception. His screen credits include Midsummer Murders, Foyle’s War, and much more. He’s written Sherlock Holmes stories and a young adult crime series, among other things, Then there’s this book.

Magpie Murders is basically two mysteries in one. There’s the new whodunit manuscript by the deceased writer of a popular series, and an even bigger mystery that surrounds the writer’s death. One woman is immersed in both and finds numerous curious, and highly disturbing, connections between the two.

Or is it all in her imagination? Read it and find out.

A Little Plot:

Susan Ryeland is the editor for Alan Conroy’s popular Atticus P√ľnd detective series. She settles down to read the first draft of his latest effort, but something is wrong.

I’m not telling you what exactly is wrong, because that would ruin all the fun. For more on Anthony Horowitz, click here.

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