Harper Academic

The Sentence Is Death

A Novel

by Anthony Horowitz

On Sale: 05/28/2019

Price: $27.99

The Sentence Is Death

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The Sentence Is Death

A Novel

by Anthony Horowitz

On Sale: 05/28/2019

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Price: $27.99

About the Book

Death, deception, and a detective with quite a lot to hide stalk the pages of Anthony Horowitz's brilliant murder mystery, the second in the bestselling series starring Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne.

“You shouldn’t be here. It’s too late . . . ”

These, heard over the phone, were the last recorded words of successful celebrity-divorce lawyer Richard Pryce, found bludgeoned to death in his bachelor pad with a bottle of wine—a 1982 Chateau Lafite worth £3,000, to be precise.

Odd, considering he didn’t drink. Why this bottle? And why those words? And why was a three-digit number painted on the wall by the killer? And, most importantly, which of the man’s many, many enemies did the deed?

Baffled, the police are forced to bring in Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne and his sidekick, the author Anthony, who’s really getting rather good at this murder investigation business.

But as Hawthorne takes on the case with characteristic relish, it becomes clear that he, too, has secrets to hide. As our reluctant narrator becomes ever more embroiled in the case, he realizes that these secrets must be exposed—even at the risk of death . . .

 

Critical Praise

“Except for Jeffery Deaver and Sophie Hannah, no one currently working the field has anywhere near this much ingenuity to burn.” - Kirkus Reviews

“Horowitz succeeds on all levels with book two in the Detective Daniel Hawthorne series . . . the overall voice of the series is fresh and original, Horowitz writing with the effortless élan that distinguishes all his work.” - Booklist

Fans of traditional puzzle mysteries will be enthralled. - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062676832
  • ISBN 10: 0062676830
  • Imprint: Harper
  • On Sale: 05/28/2019
  • Trimsize: 6.000 in (w) x 9.000 in (h) x 1.210 in (d)
  • Pages: 384
  • List Price: $27.99
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Thrillers / Crime
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological