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Magpie Murders: A Novel - Anthony Horowitz
Magpie Murders: A Novel
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3.60 25
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780062645227 (0062645226)
ASIN: 0062645226
Publisher: Harper
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
Category:
Mystery, Thriller, Crime
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XOX
XOX rated it
4.5 A book within a book
The way it is set up is pretty clever. There is a crime writer who had sent his latest manuscript to the editor. The editor is reading it with the reader. On the 60% of the book, it stopped. The final chapters are missing. So the editor in the book starts to find out the chapters. In the me...
Mary's Books
Mary's Books rated it
3.0 Magpie Murders
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 ...
Uniquely Portable Magic
Uniquely Portable Magic rated it
4.0 Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
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...
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
1.5 Magpie Murder
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...
Escape from the ER
Escape from the ER rated it
3.5
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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