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A labyrinth of clues. A mystery novel hiding a deadly secret. A killer with a fiendish plot: a brilliantly intricate and original thriller from the bestselling author of Magpie Murders
‘A beautiful puzzle: fiendishly clever and hugely entertaining. A masterpiece.’ Lucy Foley, author of The Hunting Party
Retired publisher Susan Ryeland is running a small hotel on a Greek island with her long-term boyfriend. But life isn’t as idyllic as it should be: exhausted by the responsibility of making everything work on an island where nothing ever does, Susan is beginning to miss her literary life in London – even though her publishing career once entangled her in a lethal literary murder plot.
So when an English couple come to visit with tales of a murder that took place in a hotel the same day their daughter Cecily was married there, Susan can’t help but find herself fascinated.
And when they tell her that Cecily has gone missing a few short hours after reading Atticus Pund Takes The Case, a crime novel Susan edited some years previously, Susan knows she must return to London to find out what has happened.
The clues to the murder and to Cecily’s disappearance must lie within the pages of this novel.
But to save Cecily, Susan must place her own life in mortal danger…
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‘There is no mystery writer whose puzzles make me think, ‘Ooh, I can’t wait!’ more than Anthony Horowitz. He is a master of the cunning plot device, and brings zest and originality to the traditional murder mystery novel.’ Sophie Hannah
‘It is always a pleasure to read a new Anthony Horowitz mystery … a wonderfully enjoyable read’ Ragnar Jonasson
‘I came to Moonflower Murders already a fan of Anthony Horowitz’s unique and complex style of crime fiction from Magpie Murders… [I found it] very exciting to give her a voice, aware always not to go too fast because I couldn’t wait to turn the page!’ Lesley Manville, narrator of the Moonflower Murders audiobook
‘So clever, a story within a story within a story. A triumph.’ Kate Mosse
‘A masterpiece by an author at the top of his genre.’ Adam Hamdy
A clever, engaging book that keeps you hooked until the end * Socialist Worker * Funny, profound and at times frightening, this is Horowitz at his very best. And the perfect jumping-on point for newcomers. * The Sun * It is amongst the most ambitious formats I've ever read, as, essentially, Horowitz writes not one but two fully-fledged, distinct stories. There is the 300-plus page present-day Susan Ryeland story mystery, and the 200-plus page Golden Age style Alan Conway murder mystery, and both of them are brilliantly executed as exemplars in their respective genres and fields * NB Magazine * MOONFLOWER MURDERS showcases Horowitz's full battalion of strengths: the whiplash plotting, the leather-smooth prose, the bold energy and, above all, the bright spark of joy that ignites the best fiction. Sophisticated, literate novels aren't supposed to be so much fun * A. J. Finn * I absolutely love this series of fiendishly clever literary mysteries[...] and I wolfed this new one down * Good Housekeeping *
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