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The Word is Murder

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

 
 
The New York Times best-selling author of Magpie Murders and Moriarty brilliantly reinvents the classic crime novel once again with this clever and inventive mystery starring a fictional version of the author himself as the Watson to a modern-day Holmes, investigating a case involving buried secrets, murder, and a trail of bloody clues.

A woman crosses a London street.

It is just after 11 a.m. on a bright spring morning, and she is going into a funeral parlor to plan her own service.

Six hours later the woman is dead, strangled with a crimson curtain cord in her own home.

Enter disgraced police detective Daniel Hawthorne, a brilliant, eccentric man as quick with an insult as he is to crack a case. And Hawthorne has a partner, the celebrated novelist Anthony Horowitz, curious about the case and looking for new material.

As brusque, impatient, and annoying as Hawthorne can be, Horowitz - a seasoned hand when it comes to crime stories - suspects the detective may be on to something, and is irresistibly drawn into the mystery. But as the case unfolds, Horowitz realizes he's at the center of a story he can't control...and that his brilliant partner may be hiding dark and mysterious secrets of his own.

A masterful and tricky mystery which plays games at many levels, The Word Is Murder is Anthony Horowitz at his very best.

Genre: Mystery

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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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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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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
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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: Blackstone Pub
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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