Wednesday, January 30, 2019

THE WORD IS MURDER by Anthony Horowitz

THE WORD IS MURDER  by Anthony Horowitz

A woman plans her funeral in great detail, leaves the funeral home and six hours later is murdered – or maybe it was suicide.  The writing form used for this book (the actual author is a pretend/actual author telling the tale) is a bit off putting, but once you get beyond that the mystery is engrossing. 

Perhaps I read too many of Horowitz’s Alex Ryder books to be interested in his ruminations as the pretend/actual author. I wanted him to just get on with the murder/suicide and tell his tale.

Well drawn characters, several possible murderers, a convincing possibility for suicide – so which is it?  Get beyond his conceit and the mystery is a good one.

3 of 5 stars

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