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Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz







Magpie Murders flips the classic “whodunit” on its head.  It opens with editor Susan Ryeland, who has just been given the manuscript for the latest Atticus Pund novel, written by Alan Conway.  The reader gets to read Atticus Pund’s new novel along with Ryeland, only to discover that the last chapter is infuriatingly missing and Conway has just been found dead of an apparent suicide at his country estate.  Ryeland is determined to find the lost pages and, possibly, Conway’s murderer.

This novel is a fun homage to Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers mysteries of old.  Pund is very similar to a certain Belgian detective with fancy moustaches and reading his novel is just as fascinating as reading what happened to Conway.  Part cozy mystery, part sinister plot, it is two novels for the price of one!


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