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The Resource Magpie murders, Anthony Horowitz

Magpie murders, Anthony Horowitz

Label
Magpie murders
Title
Magpie murders
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Horowitz
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 best selling crime writer for years, she's intimately familiar with his detective, Atticus Pund, 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 Pund 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
Summary
Readers can imagine the frustration of book editor Susan Ryeland: the final chapters are missing from author Alan Conway's latest mystery manuscript starring his Poirot-esque detective! Conway’s sudden, suspicious death means that Susan must piece together the ending by interviewing his friends and family; then she realizes that the novel’s characters are stand-ins for real people and that the book may be related to the author’s death. Containing a novel-within-a-novel, suspense, and plenty of details that Golden Age mystery fans will relish, the cleverly plotted Magpie Murders has something for everyone. -- Description by Dawn Towery
Storyline
Writing style
Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
  • Macavity Award for Best Mystery Novel, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10560333
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Magpie murders, Anthony Horowitz
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9780062645227
Lccn
2016045021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959036988
Label
Magpie murders, Anthony Horowitz
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9780062645227
Lccn
2016045021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959036988

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