Summary

Once again, Anthony Horowitz proves to be a captivating storyteller in this mysterious crime caper with an old-school twist. Crafting a narrative that is fuller and more intimate at second glance, there is much more than meets the eye.
When editor Susan Ryeland is given the tattered manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has little idea it will change her life. She's worked with the revered crime writer for years, and his detective, Atticus Pund, is renowned for solving crimes in the sleepy English villages of the 1950s.
As Susan knows only too well, vintage crime sells handsomely. It's just a shame that it means dealing with an author like Alan Conway....
But Conway's latest tale of murder at Pye Hall is not quite what it seems. Yes, there are dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects, but hidden in the pages of the manuscript there lies another story: a tale written between the very words on the page, telling of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition and murder.
From Sunday Times best seller Anthony Horowitz comes Magpie Murders, his deliciously dark take on the vintage crime novel, brought bang up to date with a fiendish modern twist.
Read by Samantha Bond and Allan Corduner.
©2016 Anthony Horowitz (P)2016 Orion Publishing Group
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By Mrs Q on 10-10-16

Who? How? Where & Why?

Now listen to A LOT of audio books, but I rarely write a review.
I know Anthony Horowitz from all his teen books and was not sure what to expect from this.
The story was excellent and I kept up with the twists and turns but a no point did I guess......
The double story line is very good and I could easily be converted to this type of story if there are more like this.
Allan and Samantha as narrators were excellent!
5 stars all round.

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5 out of 5 stars
By TB on 28-10-16

Clever tale

The story is told in two parts and I found the split narrative really interesting. The author parodies much of his previous work so the contrast is amusing. The characters are lively and the pace is quick to keep you guessing what twist will come next, two stories for the price of one, bargain! Faultless execution of a good tale.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 13-05-18

Good book but lacking in some areas.

Loved the reveal of the killlers but how they were being investigated lacked substance and evidence.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Rosh145 on 25-01-18

Anthony Horowitz Does it Again!!! 🙆‍♂️🙆‍♂️

This book was amazing!!! A classic whodunnit and i didn't realize the ending till it slapped me in the face 😂. At first, i was a bit unsure about the book. The characters seemed to be increasing and i was scared i wouldn't have been able to keep up. But knowing Horowitz, i knew he wouldn't disappoint.

I was a big fan of his Alex Rider series and am glad he his taking his prowess and writing new books.

The narrators were also highly entertaining...especially Samantha. This was truly an enjoyable listen and would recommend it to anyone. Am now going to buy the paperback 😄.

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