A Line to Kill: A Novel (A Hawthorne and Horowitz Mystery)

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Daniel Hawthorne, a former police detective, and Anthony Horowitz, a writer shadowing Hawthorne as he writes a book about his cases, are invited to a book festival on the Channel Island of Alderney. Horowitz is sure Hawthorne will hate the idea. Furthermore, he thinks he’ll show Hawthorne a thing or two since this is an area where he feels comfortable. But, to his surprise, the festival audience loves Hawthorne, and he seems to appreciate the attention. But when a festival sponsor is found dead, it’s all business for Hawthorne, who is determined to find the killer. He’s not short of suspects either. A host of locals didn’t like the dead man. And what about the other authors at the festival? Could one of them be a killer? Hawthorne is quick to put his detecting skills to the test, and Horowitz is right behind him, trying to keep up with the investigation.

A Line to Kill is another fun, entertaining, and not to mention clever novel by Anthony Horowitz. He has a unique style that is nostalgic and familiar but also thoroughly modern. This is the best kind of mystery, full of clues that keep a reader guessing but also full of characters the reader comes to know and care about by the end of the story. I hope the duo of Hawthorne and Horowitz will return soon.

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Author Anthony Horowitz
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 384 pages
Publisher Harper
Publish Date 19-Oct-2021
ISBN 9780062938169
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Issue October 2021
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller