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  • Published: 17 August 2021
  • ISBN: 9781529124316
  • Imprint: Century
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $37.00

A Line to Kill

from the global bestselling author of Moonflower Murders




By the global bestselling author, Anthony Horowitz, the third novel in his acclaimed Hawthorne and Horowitz series. One island, two murders and a killer with a lot to hide - stand by for a hugely enjoyable, twisty turny read.

'Witty, wry, clever, a fabulous detective story and perfect summer reading' KATE MOSSE
'Funny, intriguing, thrilling and thought-provoking: a marvellous mystery' ADAM HAMDY
'Horowitz ... playing Watson to Hawthorne's Sherlock, serves up a pretty kettle of fish, full of red herrings' THE TIMES
'A golden-age whodunnit on steroids' KIRKUS REVIEWS
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'I couldn't see the sea from my bedroom but I could hear the waves breaking in the distance. They reminded me that I was on a tiny island. And I was trapped.'

There has never been a murder on Alderney.

It's a tiny island, just three miles long and a mile and a half wide. The perfect location for a brand-new literary festival. Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne has been invited to talk about his new book. The writer, Anthony Horowitz, travels with him.

Very soon they discover that all is not as it should be. Alderney is in turmoil over a planned power line that will cut through it, desecrating a war cemetery and turning neighbour against neighbour.

The visiting authors - including a blind medium, a French performance poet and a celebrity chef - seem to be harbouring any number of unpleasant secrets.

When the festival's wealthy sponsor is found brutally killed, Alderney goes into lockdown and Hawthorne knows that he doesn't have to look too far for suspects.

There's no escape. The killer is still on the island. And there's about to be a second death...

  • Published: 17 August 2021
  • ISBN: 9781529124316
  • Imprint: Century
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $37.00

About the author

Anthony Horowitz

The author of the bestselling teen spy series, Alex Rider, ANTHONY HOROWITZ 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, and two bestselling crime novels, The Word is Murder and The Sentence is Death, starring Detective Daniel Hawthorne.

In 2016 he wrote Magpie Murders which became a bestseller around the world, and was the recipient of eight literary awards in Japan. Moonflower Murders, which will be published in August 2020, continues the story.

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