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The Sentence is Death

(The second book in the Hawthorne and Horowitz Mystery series)
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Passion, deception, an unexplained death and a detective with quite a lot to hide lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz's brilliant murder mystery, the second in the bestselling series starring Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne.

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'My favourite literary hero at the moment is Anthony Horowitz' Shari Lapena
'Sheer genius ... A joy from start to finish' INDEPENDENT

Secrets can kill.

Smooth-tongued divorce lawyer Richard Price is bludgeoned to death at his London home.

Scrawled on the wall beside the body: the number 182.

What does it mean? And who was at his front door just minutes before he died and while he was still talking on the phone?

Confronted with this most baffling of mysteries, the police are forced to turn to private investigator Daniel Hawthorne.

'Pure pleasure for readers ... A must-read delight' WALL STREET JOURNAL
'Anthony Horowitz gets away with murder in all sorts of ways and emerges triumphant' The Times
'This is crime fiction as dazzling entertainment, sustained by writing as skilfully light-footed as Fred Astaire'Sunday Times Crime Club
'A crime story that keeps you up into the small hours... a page-turning mystery' Metro
'Sheer genius ... A joy from start to finish' Independent
'Fans of traditional puzzle mysteries will be enthralled' Publishers Weekly
'Huge fun... It's hard to know why anyone who loves a good mystery wouldn't thoroughly enjoy the ride' Irish Independent
'Succeeds on all levels ... Horowitz has the Midas touch' Booklist
'No one currently working the field has anywhere near this much ingenuity to burn' KIRKUS
Genre: Mystery

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