Moonflower Murders

Moonflower Murders

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Featuring his famous literary detective Atticus Pund and Susan Ryeland, hero of the worldwide bestseller Magpie Murders, a brilliantly complex literary thriller with echoes of Agatha Christie from New York Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz.

Retired publisher Susan Ryeland is living the good life. She is running a small hotel on a Greek island with her long-term boyfriend Andreas. It should be everything she's always wanted. But is it? She's exhausted with the responsibilities of making everything work on an island where nothing ever does, and truth be told she's beginning to miss London.

And then the Trehearnes come to stay. The strange and mysterious story they tell, about an unfortunate murder that took place on the same day and in the same hotel in which their daughter was married—a picturesque inn on the Suffolk coast named Farlingaye Halle—fascinates Susan and piques her editor’s instincts. 

One of her former writers, the late Alan Conway, author of the fictional Magpie Murders, knew the murder victim—an advertising executive named Frank Parris—and once visited Farlingaye Hall. Conway based the third book in his detective series, Atticus Pund Takes the Cake, on that very crime. 

The Trehearne’s, daughter, Cecily, read Conway’s mystery and believed the book proves that the man convicted of Parris’s murder—a Romanian immigrant who was the hotel’s handyman—is innocent. When the Trehearnes reveal that Cecily is now missing, Susan knows that she must return to England and find out what really happened.

Brilliantly clever, relentlessly suspenseful, full of twists that will keep readers guessing with each revelation and clue, Moonflower Murders is a deviously dark take on vintage English crime fiction from one of its greatest masterminds, Anthony Horowitz.  

Title:Moonflower Murders
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062955456
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    Moonflower Murders Reviews

  • Paromjit

    This is the sequel to Anthony Horowitz's Magpie Murders, another homage to the classic golden age of crime, replicating the same structure of a book within a book, and the return of publisher, Susan R...

  • Yun

    In Moonflower Murders, former editor Susan Ryeland is contacted by a couple whose daughter has just gone missing. Eight years prior, a horrific murder had taken place at their hotel and there's a ques...

  • JanB

    Having read and loved previous books by the author, specifically, The Sentence is Death and Magpie Murders, I eagerly awaited his newest despite a hefty 608 pages. I love the cleverness and humor in H...

  • Beata

    Another enjoyable adventure with Susan Ryeland and Atticus Pund. This is a solid read, with a book within a book, and a plethora of characters, who, thanks to Mr Horowitz's talent, are superbly depict...

  • Phrynne

    Six hundred and eight pages? Really? Well they flew past. In fact this was a two books for one deal so it was not surprising there were lots of pages. Horowitz used his book within a book technique an...

  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*

    EXCERPT: 'So, let me get this straight,' I said. I had the sense of facts tumbling on top of each other, yet I knew there was something they hadn't told me. 'You believe that maybe, despite all the ev...

  • Luce

    2 ½ stars “Can you tell me what happened on the night of the murder? I asked and even as I uttered the words I felt slightly ridiculous. They sounded so old-fashioned, so clichéd. If I'd seen th...

  • PattyMacDotComma

    3.5“Even as I parked the MG on the gravel it occurred to me that any writers wanting to set a murder in a classic country house would find all the material they needed here. And any killers wanting ...

  • Sandy

    3.5 starsHorowitz returns with another double-M mystery that employs his clever book-within-a-book format. Once again, we follow Susan Ryeland as she attempts to solve a murder. And once again she wil...

  • Anne

    Oh man, I loved this!I wasn't sure how Horowitz was going to manage to squeeze another story out of the idea that book editor, Susan Ryeland, was going to solve another case with the help of her obnox...