Anthony Horowitz

A Line to Kill
  • A Line to Kill

  • 'I couldn't see the sea from my bedroom but I could hear the waves breaking in the distance. They reminded me that I was on a tiny island. And I was trapped.'

    There has never been a murder on Alderney.

    It's a tiny island, just three miles long and a mile and a half wide. The perfect location for a brand new literary festival. Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne has been invited to talk about his new book. The writer, Anthony Horowitz, travels with him.

    Very soon they discover that not all is as it should be. Alderney is in turmoil over a planned power line that will cut through it, desecrating a war cemetery and turning neighbour against neighbour.

    The visiting authors - including a blind medium, a French performance poet and a celebrity chef - seem to be harbouring any number of unpleasant secrets.

    When the festival's wealthy sponsor is found brutally killed, Alderney goes into lockdown and Hawthorne knows that he doesn't have to look too far for suspects.

    There's no escape. The killer is still on the island. And there's about to be a second death...

Bestselling author Anthony Horowitz has written two highly acclaimed Sherlock Holmes novels, The House of Silk and Moriarty; two James Bond novels, Trigger Mortis and Forever and a Day; and the acclaimed crime novel Magpie Murders. He is also the author of the teen spy Alex Rider series, and responsible for creating and writing some of the UK's most loved and successful TV series including Midsomer Murders and Foyle's War. He regularly contributes to a wide variety of national newspapers and magazines on subjects ranging from politics to education. He was awarded an OBE for his services to literature in January 2014. A Line About Killing is the third in a series of crime novels starring Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne, and follows on from The Sentence is Death.

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