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Magpie Murders: A Novel de Anthony Horowitz
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Magpie Murders: A Novel (2016 original; edició 2017)

de Anthony Horowitz (Autor)

Sèrie: Susan Ryeland (1)

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Magpie Murders: A Novel by Anthony Horowitz (2017)
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Títol:Magpie Murders: A Novel
Autors:Anthony Horowitz (Autor)
Informació:Harper (2017), Edition: First Edition, 496 pages
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Magpie Murders de Anthony Horowitz (2016)

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In the tradition of the theatrical play-within-a-play, ‘Magpie Murders’ by Anthony Horowitz is a detective-mystery-within-a-detective-mystery. First in the Susan Ryeland series, more of her later, Horowitz has written a page-turner laced intricately with clues, delivered by a fictional detective in the Poirot tradition.
Susan Ryeland is head of fiction at Cloverleaf Books whose star writer is Alan Conway, author of the hugely successful Atticus Pünd crime series. Reading the manuscript of his latest submission, ‘Magpie Murders’, Susan is surprised to find the last chapters are missing. The murderer remains unnamed. Worse, Alan Conway has committed suicide. If Ryeland and her boss Charles Clover don’t find the missing chapters they can’t publish the book. And with no future books to come from Conway, the company may go bust.
The first half of the book is dedicated to Conway’s story of his fictional private detective, Pünd, who investigates one accidental death and one murder which take place in the same West Country village within days of each other. The victims knew each other. There must be a connection. In classic Agatha Christie style, the possibilities, lies and secrets are discovered by Pünd but he keeps his conclusions to himself.
The second half of the book tells how Ryeland first sets out to find the missing part of the manuscript. But increasingly puzzled by inconsistencies and lies in those surrounding Conway, she begins to suspect his death was not suicide. And that the answer lies in the manuscript of ‘Magpie Murders’. Did Conway fear for his life, and did he leave clues behind for his killer to be brought to justice.
This is such a clever beginning to what is a new detective series from Horowitz, who has written extensively for television including ‘Midsomer Murders’ and ‘Poirot’. All the tropes of the classic detective novel are here – family arguments, a crook going straight, injustice, jealousy and rivalry, mixed up with the tensions of a local community where everyone knows everyone else’s secrets… or do they? Why is the vicar so hesitant when answering Pünd’s questions? Why did a son tell his mother he wished she were dead? Who stole a dangerous drug from the GP’s surgery and what did they do with it?
I’ve read some good books recently but none that kept me reading into the dark of the night until my eyes drooped. Oh, and I guessed wrong the wrong murderer.
Good fun.
Read more of my book reviews at http://www.sandradanby.com/book-reviews-a-z/ ( )
  Sandradan1 | Apr 8, 2021 |
My first book by Anthony Horowitz. And wow! That seemed like a very book, but in a good way. There were a few parts that got a bit tedious but overall it was pretty good. I was surprised the ending... more so the real life ending. I look forward to his next book. ( )
  purple_pisces22 | Mar 14, 2021 |
This is a book I read for a book club. I really liked this book.
"But Magpie Murders really did change everything for me. I no longer live in Crouch End. I no longer have my job. I've managed to lose a great many friends. That evening as I reached out and turned the first page of the typescript, I had no idea of the journey I was about to begin and, quite frankly, I wish I'd never allowed myself to get pulled on board. It was all down to that bastard Alan Conway. I hadn't liked him the day I met him although the strange thing is that I'd always loved his books. As far as I'm concerned, you can't beat a good whodunnit: the twists and turns, the clues and the red herrings and then finally, the satisfaction of having everything explained to you in a way that makes you kick yourself because you hadn't seen it from the start.
That was what I was expecting when I began. But Magpie Murders wasn't like that. It wasn't like that at all."
  taurus27 | Mar 2, 2021 |
This is an interesting mystery. During the first half you immersed yourself in the story, which then ends abruptly, of course at the most exciting point without knowing who the killer is now. Just to start a second mystery, similar in everything to the first, only that this appears as a reality while the first is an author's script. Until the two mysteries merge and the reader learns the truth.
Very gripping and exciting. ( )
  Ameise1 | Feb 16, 2021 |
I waffled for a bit between 4 and 5 but I'll give it the extra half just for the novelty of the construction - a modern whodunit wrapped around a semi-fictitious Christie-esque mystery. My one quibble is that the characters are not all that interesting in either narrative, but, again, Horowitz has layered this thing in such a way that it's truly fascinating and enjoyable. ( )
  skolastic | Feb 2, 2021 |
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A preternaturally brainy novel within a novel that’s both a pastiche and a deconstruction of golden-age whodunits.
 
Bestseller Horowitz (The House of Silk) provides a treat for fans of golden age mysteries with this tour de force that both honors and pokes fun at the genre.
afegit per rretzler | editaPublishers Weekly (starred review) (Web de pagament) (Feb 6, 2017)
 

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