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The Word is Murder

(2017)
(The first book in the Detective Daniel Hawthorne series)
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SHE PLANNED HER OWN FUNERAL. BUT DID SHE ARRANGE HER OWN MURDER?

A woman is strangled six hours after organising her own funeral.

Did she know she was going to die? Did she recognise her killer?

Daniel Hawthorne, a recalcitrant detective with secrets of his own, is on the case, and he's found himself a sidekick – popular crime novelist Anthony Horowitz, who's struck a deal with Hawthorne to turn his latest case into a true crime bestseller.

But the case is twistier and bloodier than Hawthorne had bargained for, and the unlikely duo of detective and writer find themselves neck deep in danger. When the written word is your only defence, you know you're in trouble when the word is murder...
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Buried secrets, murder and a trail of bloody clues lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz’s page-turning new detective series. If you enjoyed BBC’s Sherlock, you’ll LOVE The Word is Murder.

Chosen as one of Crime Time's books of the year

'Raises the game-playing to Olympic level' – Guardian Books of the Year

'A real page-turner. I loved it!' – ALED JONES (ITV, Weekend)

'The beguiling whodunit plot is dispatched with characteristic elan as Horowitz blurs the line between fact and fiction' – Financial Times

'Splendidly entertaining, absorbing and difficult to put down. Hawthorne is an intriguing character' – Daily Express

'Sharp-witted readers who think they've solved the puzzle early on can rest assured that they've opened only one of many dazzling Christmas packages Horowitz has left beautifully wrapped under the tree' – Kirkus Reviews

'Deduction and wit are well-balanced, and fans of Peter Lovesey and other modern channelers of the spirit of the golden age of detection will clamor for more' – Publishers Weekly

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Anthony Horowitz's The Word is Murder

Hardback Editions

June 2018 : Canada Hardback
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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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June 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Word Is Murder: A Novel (Detective Daniel Hawthorne)
Author(s): Anthony Horowitz
ISBN: 0-06-267678-4 / 978-0-06-267678-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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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 : Canada Paperback
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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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May 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Word Is Murder: A Novel (Detective Daniel Hawthorne)
Author(s): Anthony Horowitz
ISBN: 0-06-267680-6 / 978-0-06-267680-1 (USA 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 : 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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June 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Word Is Murder: A Novel (Detective Daniel Hawthorne)
Author(s): Anthony Horowitz
ISBN: 0-06-284586-1 / 978-0-06-284586-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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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
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
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

June 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Word Is Murder Lib/E (Detective Daniel Hawthorne)
Author(s): Anthony Horowitz
ISBN: 1-5385-4994-8 / 978-1-5385-4994-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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June 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Word is Murder: A Novel (Detective Daniel Hawthorne)
Author(s): Anthony Horowitz
ISBN: 1-5385-4995-6 / 978-1-5385-4995-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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June 2018 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Word is Murder: A Novel (Detective Daniel Hawthorne)
Author(s): Anthony Horowitz
ISBN: 1-5385-4996-4 / 978-1-5385-4996-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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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 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Word is Murder: A Novel
Author(s): Anthony Horowitz
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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June 2018 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Word Is Murder: A Novel (Detective Daniel Hawthorne)
Author(s): Anthony Horowitz
Publisher: Harper
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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