Thursday, July 6, 2017
by Anthony Horowitz
As publishing editor, Susan Ryeland reads another manuscript presented by the troublesome author, Alan Conway, she begins to think there is more to this installment of the Atticus Pund series than a mere murder mystery.
There is nothing more enjoyable than a mystery within a mystery. Horowitz has created an engaging novel that enfolds you and whips you through not one but two stories. Are there clues within the manuscript to actual events now playing out? Weaving many storylines which are active within the covers of this novel, Horowitz manages to keep each separate and viable. The pacing is smooth without becoming sluggish. You will not want to speed read or scan this one. If you have read any of Horowitz’s novels, you know he is not one to follow a pattern. You’ll be surprised every time you pick up one of his books. For Magpie Murders, I suggest you grab a bag of Nacho Doritos and settle in to enjoy it.
I wish to thank the generosity of the publisher and NetGalley for providing an Advanced Reader’s Copy for my honest review.