MY RATING: ★★★★
I know Lashaan is secretly cursing me right now because I read this book before he did LOL but LET ME ASSURE YOU, YOU WERE RIGHT TO BE CURSING ME BECAUSE THIS BOOK WAS A FANTASTIC READ.
Anthony Horowitz has been known for the creation of Alex Rider and his Sherlock Holmes stories. But in Magpie Murders, he experiments with a new style inspired from Agatha Christie. He’s done right at honoring the Golden Age detective novels.
How did Anthony do that? He introduced us to a publicist, Susan, who received a script from a well known author. The novel is about the private investigator Atticus Punt who has the job of finding out about the mystery behind a local village death.
Susan realized the ending is missing and at the same time, the author is discovered dead. Following this mystery, Susan follows the clues he left behind and tries to understand all the hidden secrets behind this author.
I really love this novel ! I think the fact that the author focuses on one main character makes the plot even more solid and the development is well progressed. I think it’s very hard to make a plot within another plot successful but Horowitz has managed it easily. We have the same suspenseful vibes of House of Lives while incorporating the simplicity and vintage detective fiction of Agatha Christie. It’s a very special read and I’ve loved every bit of it.
THANK YOU TO HARPER COLLINS CANADA FOR SENDING ME A COPY FOR REVIEW!
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P.S. I’m still out enjoying the world!!!