A Line to Kill

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Product Details
Price
$18.00  $16.74
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
Pages
384
Dimensions
5.3 X 8.1 X 1.0 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062938152

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About the Author

Anthony Horowitz is one of the UK's most prolific and successful writers, unique in being active in both adult and YA fiction, TV, theater, and journalism. Several of his previous novels were instant New York Times bestsellers. His bestselling Alex Rider series for young adults has sold more than nineteen million copies worldwide and has become a hugely successful show on Amazon Prime TV. His breakthrough murder mystery Magpie Murders was adapted into a miniseries for PBS. He lives in London with his wife and dog.

Reviews

"An effortless blend of humor and fair play...the often prickly relationship between the Watson-like Horowitz and the Holmes-like Hawthorne complements the intricate detective work worthy of a classic golden age whodunit." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Horowitz is a master of misdirection, and his brilliant self-portrayal, wittily self-deprecating, carries the reader through a jolly satire on the publishing world." -- Booklist

"The most conventional of Horowitz's mysteries to date still reads like a golden-age whodunit on steroids." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Fiendishly entertaining . . . . As a mystery, this book is immensely satisfying. But as a meta-story -- an extravagant, knowing satire of authors, agents, publishers and literary hangers-on; a knowing sendup of the author himself; and a homage to the Golden Age of mystery -- it is pure delight." -- New York Times Book Review

"Horowitz pokes fun at the literary community in this witty whodunit, set at a literary festival whose attendees include one Anthony Horowitz. When a festivalgoer is fatally stabbed in the neck with a letter opener, the sleuthing -- and delightful banter -- begin." -- Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post

"Anthony Horowitz's "A Line to Kill" is prime Horowitz -- that is, a mystery wrapped in a riddle." -- Boston Globe

". . . Worthy of Agatha Christie. . .There's enough intrigue left regarding the mysterious Hawthorne to keep readers tantalized until the inevitable next entry in this addictive series." -- Wall Street Journal