- Hardcover: 464 pages
- Publisher: Orion (6 Oct. 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1409158365
- ISBN-13: 978-1409158363
- Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 4.3 x 24 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (126 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,957 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Magpie Murders Hardcover – 6 Oct 2016
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An ingenious novel-within-a-novel whodunit about the death of a crime writer . . . Part crime novel, part pastiche, this magnificent piece of crime fiction plays with the genre while also taking it seriously (Sunday Times)
A cunning re-invention of the thriller formula (Thriller of the Week Mail on Sunday)
Superbly written, with great suspects, a perfect period feel and a cracking reveal at the end (Spectator)
A stylish, multi-layered thriller - playful, ingenious and wonderfully entertaining (Sunday Mirror)
Brilliant. Really, really brilliant. I loved it. (Sophie Hannah, author of The Monogram Murders)
Putting two books in one with their plots running side by side makes Magpie Murders difficult to put down and Horowitz fans will thoroughly enjoy a cracking good read (Daily Express)
Although at first glance Horowitz's latest offering appears to be a classic whodunit novel, it will almost certainly prove to be unlike anything you've ever read before, and will have you mulling over its various intrigues in between sittings. (Scotsman)
Anthony Horowitz's new novel is at once a brilliant pastiche of the English village mystery and a hugely enjoyable tale of avarice and skulduggery in the world of publishing . . . a compendium of dark delights (Irish Times)
We loved this Agatha Christie-esque crime novel. A fiendish mystery within a mystery that will have you hooked from page one (Good Housekeeping)
A highly enjoyable twist on the classic whodunnit (Metro)
Horowitz is a superb pasticheur. (Guardian)
Author of MORIARTY and TRIGGER MORTIS, Anthony Horowitz offers up a whodunit like no other in this fiendishly clever new novel.See all Product description
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Top Customer Reviews
To tell you anything at all is probably giving away too much but I think it's fair to say that it's one mystery within another - the manuscript of a detective story that marks the final appearance of supersleuth Atticus Pund in a classic fifties plot is really just the beginning. The novel conceals another mystery completely.
The writing is perfect. Although this is the first anyone has heard of Atticus Pund, you don't have to be too far in before your mind is kidding itself that you've read all the (non existent) previous adventures of a detective as prolific as Miss Marple or Father Brown. He is a very sympathetic sleuth and - in one of many marvellous in-jokes and references to Agatha Christie, Midsomer Murders etc - lives in Charterhouse Square, which is where they film Poirot's 'Whitehaven Mansions' home in the TV series. As for his author and those who publish his novels...
No, I've said too much already. If you love this sort of thing, you'll be in Heaven from the moment you pick it up.
This whodunnit is no exception to the extraordinary talent of the author to weave and spin a great tale keeping us hanging on for the next development.
Magpie Murders is a tale within a tale about a female publisher and her best client who dies in very mysterious circumstances as he finishes his latest novel. I read it twice because the plot was like knotted string, difficult to unravel. But it was worth it in the end when I finally reached the gripping finale, even though I did not guess who was the culprit was? Read it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What a book, almost an Encyclopedia of the Crime genre, with so many interesting facts about all of the great crime writers of our time. And quite a story unto itself. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Matthew
The introduction to this book by Susan Ryeland, an editor, at a small publishing house, gives us her story of the novel within this novel, which may sound confusing. Read morePublished 23 days ago by prisrob
Poorly written, sloppy editing. Several logical errors in the plot, which is the minimum you expect from a whodunnitPublished 26 days ago by Dr. H. Alison
pleasant enough read and read as a book club book. We all felt that it was enjoyable but not a special book. Rather overlong.Published 26 days ago by Mrs J Grainger
My guess is that, first of all Mr Horovitz couldn't resist writing a good, old-fashioned whodunnit; then, to give it some literary intellectual respectability, decided that it... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gus Thomas
Your enjoyment of this book will depend very much on your disposition towards crime novels. It’s clever, full of in-jokes and so meta, it could eat itself. Read morePublished 1 month ago by leekmuncher