The Word Is Murder

Anthony Horowitz, Rory Kinnear (Read by)

SHE PLANNED HER OWN FUNERAL. BUT DID SHE ARRANGE HER MURDER?
Buried secrets, murder and a trail of bloody clues lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz’s page-turning new detective series. If you enjoyed BBC’s Sherlock, you’ll LOVE The Word is Murder!

'A real page-turner. I loved it!' ALED JONES (ITV, Weekend)
'The beguiling whodunit plot is dispatched with characteristic elan as Horowitz blurs the line between fact and fiction' (Financial Times)
“A very clever and inventive mystery" (Bookbag)
"A perfect detective novel in a unique style complete with an excellent twist!" (Life Has a Funny Way of Sneaking Up On You)
‘With its unorthodox protagonist, clever plotting, brilliantly imperfect characters, and escalating sense of urgency and intrigue, THE WORD IS MURDER is an instant crime classic that will keep you reading as fast as you can… one of the best and most compulsively readable mysteries of the year. Hugely satisfying on every level." (Written by Sime)
'Will undoubtedly exhilarate not only crime and Horowitz fans but anyone who enjoys the sense of metafiction and fourth wall breaking found in books by authors like Lemony Snicket, Bret Easton Ellis and Martin Amis.' (Fiendfully Reading)
'A very addictive read… go get yourself a copy, right now’ (Me and My Books)
‘Horowitz is a highly accomplished author and his writing is immediately engaging …The whole book is exceptionally well executed’
The Word is Murder is an appreciation of the crime fiction genre and all the greatest crime fiction writers. It's a homage to our favourite detectives and our favourite sidekicks. The Word is Murder follows the conventions of the thriller genre but it also feels new and original. I found this book refreshing, incredibly readable and actually, the word I want to use is delightful!’ Bibliomaniac blog
‘Clever and engaging’ See Orange blog
‘A rather intriguing mix of fact and fiction’ Bailey’s Blog
‘This book has one of the most unique concepts of all the books I’ve ever read’ The Stacked Shelf blog


A wealthy woman strangled six hours after she’s arranged her own funeral.
A very private detective uncovering secrets but hiding his own.
A reluctant author drawn into a story he can’t control.
What do they have in common?

Unexpected death, an unsolved mystery and a trail of bloody clues lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz's page-turning new thriller.

  • Cornerstone Digital
  • Published 24th August 2017
  • 543 Minutes
  • £10.00