Anthony Horowitz celebrates THE TWIST OF A KNIFE and MAGPIE MURDERS with Lucy Foley #BNMiddayMystery
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Join Barnes & Noble as we welcome New York Times bestselling author, Anthony Horowitz, on Tuesday, November 15 at 3 PM ET for a live, virtual discussion of THE TWIST OF A KNIFE, his fourth literary whodunit following The Word is Murder,The Sentence is Death, and A Line to Kill, as part of our B&N Midday Mystery Virtual Event series. In this gripping new mystery, Horowitz becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation—and only one man can prove his innocence: his newly estranged partner in solving crime, Detective Hawthorne.
BONUS!: Anthony will also discuss the Magpie Murders TV series, an adaptation of the bestselling book by Horowitz himself that premieres on PBS MASTERPIECE, starring Academy Award®-nominee Lesley Manville (The Crown, Phantom Thread). Magpie Murdersairs in six spellbinding episodes, Sundays, October 16– November 20, 2022 at 9/8c on PBS. For more information, visit here.
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**THERE ARE FOUR TICKET OPTIONS:
- THE TWIST OF A KNIFE with Signed Bookplate- $39.17 (Admission + Book + Signed Bookplate/tax/shipping): **LIMITED QUANTITY AVAILABLE**: A ticket PER PERSON includes:
- One copy of THE TWIST OF A KNIFEHardcover with Signed Bookplate.
- MAGPIE MURDERS with Signed Bookplate- $26.11 (Admission + Book + Signed Bookplate/tax/shipping): **LIMITED QUANTITY AVAILABLE**: A ticket PER PERSON includes:
- One copy of Magpie MurdersTrade Paperbackwith Signed Bookplate.
- THE TWIST OF A KNIFE + MAGPIE MURDERS with Signed Bookplates- $57.68 (Admission + Books + Signed Bookplates/tax/shipping): **LIMITED QUANTITY AVAILABLE**: A ticket PER PERSON includes:
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ABOUT THE TWIST OF A KNIFE:
“I’m sorry but the answer’s no.” Reluctant author, Anthony Horowitz, has had enough. He tells ex-detective Daniel Hawthorne that after three books he’s splitting and their deal is over.
The truth is that Anthony has other things on his mind.
His new play, a thriller called Mindgame, is about to open at the Vaudeville Theater in London’s West End. Not surprisingly, Hawthorne declines a ticket to the opening night.
The play is panned by the critics. In particular, Sunday Times critic Margaret Throsby gives it a savage review, focusing particularly on the writing. The next day, Throsby is stabbed in the heart with an ornamental dagger which turns out to belong to Anthony, and has his fingerprints all over it.
Anthony is arrested by an old enemy . . . Detective Inspector Cara Grunshaw. She still carries a grudge from her failure to solve the case described in the second Hawthorne adventure, The Sentence is Death, and blames Anthony. Now she’s out for revenge.
Thrown into prison and fearing for both his personal future and his writing career, Anthony is the prime suspect in Throsby’s murder and when a second theatre critic is found to have died in mysterious circumstances, the net closes in. Ever more desperate, he realizes that only one man can help him.
But will Hawthorne take the call?
ABOUT MAGPIE MURDERS:
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 Pünd, 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 Pünd 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.
ABOUT ANTHONY HOROWITZ:
Anthony Horowitz is the author of the US bestselling Magpie Murders and The Word is Murder, and one of the most prolific and successful writers in the English language; he may have committed more (fictional) murders than any other living author. His novel Trigger Mortis features original material from Ian Fleming. His most recent Sherlock Holmes novel, Moriarty, is a reader favorite; and his bestselling Alex Rider series for young adults has sold more than 19 million copies worldwide. As a TV screenwriter, he created both Midsomer Murders and the BAFTA-winning Foyle’s War on PBS. Horowitz regularly contributes to a wide variety of national newspapers and magazines, and in January 2014 was awarded an OBE.
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