Magpie Murders

Magpie Murders

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2017
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Moriarty and Trigger Mortis, this fiendishly brilliant, riveting thriller weaves a classic whodunit worthy of Agatha Christie into a chilling, ingeniously original modern-day mystery. When editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has no reason to think it will be much different from any of his others. After working with the bestselling crime writer for years, she's intimately familiar with his detective, Atticus Pund, who solves mysteries disturbing sleepy English villages. An homage to queens of classic British crime such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, Alan's traditional formula has proved hugely successful. So successful that Susan must continue to put up with his troubling behavior if she wants to keep her job. Conway's latest tale has Atticus Pund investigating a murder at Pye Hall, a local manor house. Yes, there are dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects, but the more Susan reads, the more she's convinced that there is another story hidden in the pages of the manuscript: one of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition, and murder. Masterful, clever, and relentlessly suspenseful, Magpie Murders is a deviously dark take on vintage English crime fiction in which the reader becomes the detective.
Publisher: [Canada] :, HarperCollins Canada,, 2017
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781443453707
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file (15 hr., 53 min., 18 sec.)) :,digital
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Additional Contributors: Bond, Samantha 1962-

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Oct 11, 2017

Good suspense, but too long and drawn-out!

Aug 07, 2017

Possibly the greatest murder mystery since young Agatha Christie won the bet with her sister that she could write such nonsense standing on her head. Horowitz is the new king, in my view. Very well written, credible characters, gripping though complicated plot and young Bond, the narrator, perfect.

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