The New York Times bestselling author of Magpie Murders and Moriarty, Anthony Horowitz continues to reinvent the classic crime novel, this time writing a fictional version of himself as the Watson to a modern-day Holmes.
Mr. Horowitz continues his imaginative literary gamesmanship in his witty and suspenseful new work...an irresistible page turner in which he himself purports to be the narrator ... 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?
Despite the poor handling of [homophobia], The Word Is Murder remains an intriguing detective novel that beautifully intertwines fiction and reality. Horowitz, yet again, has complicated the typical mystery and created something that is difficult to explain but easy to follow.