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The Sentence is Death (#2 Detective Daniel Hawthorne)

Anthony Horowitz

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15 October 2019
Fiction & Literature; Classic crime; Espionage & spy thriller
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.

'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 e3,000, 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...

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)
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
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
By:   Anthony Horowitz
Imprint:   Arrow
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   277g
ISBN:   9781784757533
ISBN 10:   1784757535
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   15 October 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for The Sentence is Death (#2 Detective Daniel Hawthorne)

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 * One of the most creative writers in the country today * Jeremy Vine *


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