A wealthy woman strangled six hours after she’s arranged her own funeral.
A very private detective uncovering secrets but hiding his own.
A reluctant author drawn into a story he can’t control.
What do they have in common?
Unexpected death, an unsolved mystery and a trail of bloody clues lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz's page-turning new thriller.
A review of the The Word is Murder by Northern Crime:
"This was a joy to read. I can not remember the last time I read a book, with a massive grin on my face. The humour is just superb and very British. It feels like an old fashioned Agatha Christie crime novel. Yet at the same time, we can tell it is modern day England, with all its up to date forensics and gadgetry. The author is very much paying homage to Sherlock Holmes; Hawthorne and Horowitz feel like a modern Sherlock Holmes and Watson. He blends fact and fiction, to the point where you don’t know what is real."