• This is a funny, crafty, well-worked out crime mystery, all rolled into one clever package. I loved it.

    The People's Friend
  • Anthony Horowitz's The Word is Murder is terrifically funny. He inserts himself as a character into his own novel, dragged into solving crimes by a disgraced police detective. They're an unlikely duo and it's a hilarious read.

    Shari Lapena
  • "Horowitz is strong on plot … and infectiously zestful"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "A real page-turner. I loved it!"

    ALED JONES (ITV, Weekend)
  • "Raises the game-playing to Olympic level."

    Guardian Books of the Year
  • "Actually the word is not murder, it's ingenious ... A masterful meta-mystery."

  • "The beguiling whodunit plot is dispatched with characteristic elan as Horowitz blurs the line between fact and fiction"

    Financial Times
  • "There is plenty of metafictional fun to be had"

    The Guardian
  • "Fast-paced and full of unpredictable twists and turns."

    The Times Audiobook of the week
  • "Horowitz has put together a cleverly twisting mystery featuring plenty of suspicious characters and more than a few red herrings"


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