Magpie Murders: A Novel
Publish date: 2017-06-06
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
A mystery inside a mystery. A story written by an author who is supposed to have committed suicide. It made things a little confusing at first, but once you get into the one story, then the other story comes along. I do feel that this is a book that is best judged by each person on their own. I was ...
This book reminds me very much of the 1939 Winston Churchill quote: “It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma…”. Although Churchill was speaking of Russia at the time, this particular section of the quote is such an appropriate description of Anthony Horowitz’s book Magpie Murders tha...
Honestly, this novel is a mess of a book. Editor Samantha Ryeland reads a book by her most famous client, mystery writer Alan Convay. The first part of this novel consists of the mystery novel, which Alan Convay has written. But the last part of this fictitious mystery novel is missing and at this...
This is a very cleverly constructed story that uses a book-within-a-book format to pay homage to old style murder mysteries. In a brief prologue, we meet editor Susan Ryeland as she prepares to spend her weekend reading the latest manuscript from Alan Conway. He’s not her favourite person but she’...
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