Magpie Murders (Pre-Recorded Audio Player)

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In his latest novel Anthony Horowitz cleverly pays homage to the classic murder mystery. The latest (and final) installation of the Detective Atticus Pund novels has been written, and we meet editor Susan Ryeland as she sits down to read it over. The manuscript takes place in a small English village in the 1950's and has all the makings of a classic Agatha Christie novel. As we read along with her, Susan is dismayed to discover that the final chapters (along with the solution to the mystery) are missing. The intrigue deepens when she finds out that Alan Conway, the author of the series, has turned up dead. As she searches for the final pages of the unpublished novel she begins to suspect that there may be foul play involved... and that the key to what really happened to Alan Conway may lie within the pages of his last book. This mystery-within-a-mystery is a double delight for anyone who loves a good old fashioned whodunnit!

— Sharon

In his latest novel Anthony Horowitz cleverly pays homage to the classic murder mystery. The latest (and final) installation of the Detective Atticus Pund novels has been written, and we meet editor Susan Ryeland as she sits down to read it over. The manuscript takes place in a small English village in the 1950's and has all the makings of a classic Agatha Christie novel. As we read along with her, Susan is dismayed to discover that the final chapters (along with the solution to the mystery) are missing. The intrigue deepens when she finds out that Alan Conway, the author of the series, has turned up dead. As she searches for the final pages of the unpublished novel she begins to suspect that there may be foul play involved... and that the key to what really happened to Alan Conway may lie within the pages of his last book. This mystery-within-a-mystery is a double delight for anyone who loves a good old fashioned whodunnit!

— Sharon

June 2017 Indie Next List


“Who better than the talented Anthony Horowitz to create this marvelous mystery within a mystery. Yes, we're treated to two mysteries for the price of one: One set in a peaceful village in England during the 1950s with the one and only Detective Atticus Pund taking the case, and the other set in contemporary times with a book editor who becomes an amateur sleuth. Horowitz pays tribute to the golden age of British crime with references to mysteries created by the likes of Dorothy Sayers and Agatha Christie. How many hidden gems can you come up with? A perfect book to read in a cushy chair with a cup of tea (hot or iced).”
— Ken Favell (M), Books & Company, Oconomowoc, WI

Product Details
ISBN: 9781509457816
ISBN-10: 150945781X
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: August 6th, 2017
Language: English