British writer Anthony Horowitz cleverly combines fact and fiction as Horowitz becomes a character in his own mystery,The Word is Murder. Former detective Daniel Hawthorne, who is investigating the death of a woman who planned her own funeral and then was murdered six hours later, hires Horowitz to assist him and to write Hawthorne’s memoir.
Horowitz, busy writing screenplays and meeting with real-life characters Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson, at first refuses Hawthorne’s request but soon finds himself drawn into the investigation. As he digs deeper into the motivations behind the murder, he becomes the next target of the murderer.
Horowitz is a well-known television screenwriter who created the PBS series Midsomer Murders and Foyle’s War, as well as several novels and the teen-spy Alex Rider series. The Word is Murder is a fast-paced, multi-layered mystery that will keep the reader guessing to the end.