Sunday, June 11, 2017

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

She's been his editor for years and can't wait to get his new detective novel to read.  As she anxiously reads the document, she gets to the end and realizes the last chapters are missing.  He never turns in a manuscript until it's complete.  What's going on?

Harper and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.

Not only is part of the manuscript missing, the author is dead.  They said he committed suicide but she doesn't believe that.  He had lots of meetings and trips scheduled for the future.  You don't just give up all at once like that.  The more people she talks to, the more she feels that way.  But she's the only one...

This is a murder mystery within a murder mystery.  The mystery novels the author wrote contained people from the author's life.  The author was not a nice man so there were plenty of suspects.

I found the overlapping stories a bit confusing.  It was hard to differentiate what was part of the novel and what was part of his life.  I was also surprised by murderer.  The editor is offered an awful choice and she chooses justice.  She almost loses her life by that choice.

Almost everybody in this book loses something.  It's not a happy read but it is an interesting mystery.

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