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The Word is Murder

(2017)
(The first book in the Detective Daniel Hawthorne series)
A novel by

 
 
New York Times bestselling author of Magpie Murders and Moriarty, Anthony Horowitz has yet again brilliantly reinvented the classic crime novel, this time writing a fictional version of himself as the Watson to a modern-day Holmes. One bright spring morning in London, Diana Cowper - the wealthy mother of a famous actor - enters a funeral parlor. She is there to plan her own service. Six hours later she is found dead, strangled with a curtain cord in her own home. Enter disgraced police detective Daniel Hawthorne, a brilliant, eccentric investigator who's as quick with an insult as he is to crack a case. Hawthorne needs a ghost writer to document his life; a Watson to his Holmes. He chooses Anthony Horowitz. Drawn in against his will, Horowitz soon finds himself a the center of a story he cannot control. Hawthorne is brusque, temperamental and annoying but even so his latest case with its many twists and turns proves irresistible. The writer and the detective form an unusual partnership. At the same time, it soon becomes clear that Hawthorne is hiding some dark secrets of his own. A masterful and tricky mystery that springs many surprises, The Word is Murder is Anthony Horowitz at his very best.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Anthony Horowitz's The Word is Murder

Hardback Editions

June 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Word Is Murder: A Novel
Author(s): Anthony Horowitz
ISBN: 0-06-267678-4 / 978-0-06-267678-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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June 2018 : Canada Hardback

Title: The Word Is Murder: A Novel
Author(s): Anthony Horowitz
ISBN: 1-4434-5547-4 / 978-1-4434-5547-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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August 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Word Is Murder Signed Copies (Signed Edition)
Author(s): Anthony Horowitz
ISBN: 1-4726-2386-X / 978-1-4726-2386-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Random House
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August 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Word Is Murder: The bestselling mystery from the author of Magpie Murders - you've never read a crime novel quite like this (Detective Daniel Hawthorne 1)
Author(s): Anthony Horowitz
ISBN: 1-78089-684-0 / 978-1-78089-684-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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Paperback Editions

May 2019 : USA Paperback

Title: The Word Is Murder: A Novel
Author(s): Anthony Horowitz
ISBN: 0-06-267680-6 / 978-0-06-267680-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
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May 2019 : Canada Paperback

Title: The Word is Murder: A Novel
Author(s): Anthony Horowitz
ISBN: 1-4434-5550-4 / 978-1-4434-5550-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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April 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Word Is Murder: The bestselling mystery from the author of Magpie Murders - you've never read a crime novel quite like this (Detective Daniel Hawthorne 1)
Author(s): Anthony Horowitz
ISBN: 1-78475-723-3 / 978-1-78475-723-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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June 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Word Is Murder: A Novel
Author(s): Anthony Horowitz
ISBN: 0-06-284586-1 / 978-0-06-284586-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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June 2018 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Word is Murder: A Novel
Author(s): Anthony Horowitz
ISBN: 1-4434-5548-2 / 978-1-4434-5548-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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April 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Word Is Murder
Author(s): Anthony Horowitz
ISBN: 1-78475-724-1 / 978-1-78475-724-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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August 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Word Is Murder
Author(s): Anthony Horowitz
ISBN: 1-78089-685-9 / 978-1-78089-685-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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Audio Editions

June 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: The Word is Murder: A Novel
Author(s): Anthony Horowitz
ISBN: 1-5385-4995-6 / 978-1-5385-4995-7
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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June 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: The Word Is Murder: Library Edition
Author(s): Anthony Horowitz
ISBN: 1-5385-4994-8 / 978-1-5385-4994-0
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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June 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Word Is Murder
Author(s): Anthony Horowitz
ISBN: 1-5385-4996-4 / 978-1-5385-4996-4
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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June 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Word Is Murder: A Novel
Author(s): Anthony Horowitz
Publisher: HarperAudio
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June 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Word Is Murder: A Novel
Author(s): Anthony Horowitz
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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June 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Word Is Murder: A Novel
Author(s): Anthony Horowitz
Publisher: HarperAudio
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August 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Word Is Murder: The bestselling mystery from the author of Magpie Murders - you've never read a crime novel quite like this
Author(s): Anthony Horowitz
ISBN: 1-78614-063-2 / 978-1-78614-063-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Audiobooks
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August 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Word Is Murder
Author(s): Anthony Horowitz
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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August 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Word Is Murder
Author(s): Anthony Horowitz
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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August 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Word Is Murder
Author(s): Anthony Horowitz
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

June 2018 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Word Is Murder: A Novel
Author(s): Anthony Horowitz
Publisher: Harper
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June 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Word is Murder: A Novel
Author(s): Anthony Horowitz
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Word Is Murder: The bestselling mystery from the author of Magpie Murders - you've never read a crime novel quite like this (Detective Daniel Hawthorne 1)
Author(s): Anthony Horowitz
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU