Moonflower Murders: A Novel, Anthony Horowitz
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Moonflower Murders: A Novel

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Author: Anthony Horowitz

Narrator: Lesley Manville, Allan Corduner

Unabridged: 18 hr 29 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Harper Audio

Published: 11/10/2020

Genre: Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Amateur Sleuth

Synopsis

Featuring his famous literary detective Atticus Pund and Susan Ryeland, hero of the worldwide bestseller Magpie Murders, a brilliantly complex literary thriller with echoes of Agatha Christie from New York Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz.

Retired publisher Susan Ryeland is living the good life. She is running a small hotel on a Greek island with her long-term boyfriend Andreas. It should be everything she's always wanted. But is it? She's exhausted with the responsibilities of making everything work on an island where nothing ever does, and truth be told she's beginning to miss London.

And then the Trehearnes come to stay. The strange and mysterious story they tell, about an unfortunate murder that took place on the same day and in the same hotel in which their daughter was married—a picturesque inn on the Suffolk coast named Farlingaye Hall—fascinates Susan and piques her editor’s instincts. 

One of her former writers, the late Alan Conway, author of the fictional Magpie Murders, knew the murder victim—an advertising executive named Frank Parris—and once visited Farlingaye Hall. Conway based the third book in his detective series, Atticus Pund Takes the Cake, on that very crime. 

The Trehearne’s, daughter, Cecily, read Conway’s mystery and believed the book proves that the man convicted of Parris’s murder—a Romanian immigrant who was the hotel’s handyman—is innocent. When the Trehearnes reveal that Cecily is now missing, Susan knows that she must return to England and find out what really happened.

Brilliantly clever, relentlessly suspenseful, full of twists that will keep readers guessing with each revelation and clue, Moonflower Murders is a deviously dark take on vintage English crime fiction from one of its greatest masterminds, Anthony Horowitz.  

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About the Author

English born author, Anthony Horowitz, is a novelist and screenwriter specializing in mystery and suspense genres. He was born in Stanmore, Middlesex, and his family was of the Jewish faith. He was a rather unhappy child, being overweight, and spent much of his youth reading many books from his father's library. It is no surprise that he started writing at the age of 8 or nine years old. He used books to escape the reality of being pretty sedentary, with no talent or physique for participating in sports. He was an author in the making.

Horowitz juggles his interests among writing books, TV series, films, plays and journalism. His works include over 40 books, including a teen spy thriller, the Alex Rider series. He is estimated to have sold 19 million copies worldwide. A few of his other works include: Power of Five series (including the conclusion novel, Oblivion), two Sherlock Holmes novels.......The House of Silk and Moriarty, and a new James Bond novel, Trigger Mortis.

Horowirz also created and wrote some of the most popular television series in the UK. Among the series are: Midsomer Murders, Foyle's War, Collision, Injustice, and New Blood.

Horowitz joined the Home Start group, in Suffolk, to support those working with families across the county who are facing challenges such as mental health issues, terminal illness, isolation, domestic abuse, poverty and many other problems. He has been quoted as saying.......Charity begins at Home Start.

Horowitz lives in Central London with his wife, Jill Green, (who produced his film Foyle's War), and their two sons. He considers himself a Conservative, and has specific ideas about today's political climate. He has been very critical of the social phenomenon of cancel culture and "mobbing" of figures for expressing their personal opinions. He says that people are so quick to want to cause total loss for anyone who disagrees with them. Total loss to the point of death threats, and hoping they lose their entire means to survive and care for their families. The political discourses are sadly used as reasons to hate. Horowitz is opposed to hatred of any sort.

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