The Word Is Murder

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6.3 X 9.1 X 1.1 inches | 1.3 pounds

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About the Author
Anthony Horowitz is one of the most prolific writers in the UK, unique in that he works across so many genres including more than fifty novels and TV series as well as films, plays, and journalism. He was named "the greatest of our crime writers" by the Sunday Times. Anthony was awarded a CBE in 2022 for his services to literature.

"Actually, the word is not murder, it's ingenious. . . . A masterful meta-mystery." -- Booklist (starred review)

"Sharp-witted readers who think they've solved the puzzle early on can rest assured that they've opened only one of many dazzling Christmas packages Horowitz has left beautifully wrapped under the tree." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Deduction and wit are well-balanced, and fans of Peter Lovesey and other modern channelers of the spirit of the golden age of detection will clamor for more." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Horowitz is undeniably brilliant." -- Metro London

"The beguiling whodunit plot is dispatched with characteristic élan as Horowitz blurs the line between fiction and reality... there is no denying the sheer ingenuity of the central notion." -- The Financial Times

"The Word Is Murder is an intriguing labyrinth of whodunnits and a true page-turner throughout ." -- Real Crime Magazine

"An ingenious funhouse mirror of a novel sets a vintage 'cozy' mystery inside a modern frame." -- Wall Street Journal

"Irresistible ... What can't this supremely versatile writer do?" -- USA Today

"Horowitz succeeds with The Word Is Murder by simultaneously adhering to and defying the rules of a traditional mystery." -- Christian Science Monitor

"The Word Is Murder is full of surprises and suspense...hugely entertaining. It is a special treat for those who want to read crime mysteries." -- Washington Post Book Review

"The Word Is Murder, with its dry tone and insider anecdotes about publishing and the movie business, is certainly one of the most entertaining mysteries of the year. It's also one of the most stimulating, as it ponders such questions as: Which is of greater interest to the reader, the crime or the detective? And: Is the pencil truly mightier than the butcher knife?" -- Wall Street Journal