Moonflower Murders

Moonflower Murders

The bestselling sequel to major hit BBC series Magpie Murders


*The follow-on from Magpie Murders, soon to be a major BBC series starring Lesley Manville*

'Easily the greatest of our crime writers' Sunday Times
'Absolutely loved it. So clever, just masterful stuff.' Richard Osman
'Fiendishly clever and hugely entertaining. A masterpiece.' Lucy Foley
'You have to hand it to Horowitz: the guy never fails to deliver a total page-turner. We LOVED it.' Richard & Judy

Retired publisher Susan Ryeland is running a small hotel on a Greek island with her long-term boyfriend. But life isn't as idyllic as it should be: exhausted by the responsibility of making everything work on an island where nothing ever does, Susan is beginning to miss her literary life in London - even though her publishing career once entangled her in a lethal literary murder plot.

So when an English couple come to visit with tales of a murder that took place in a hotel the same day their daughter Cecily was married there, Susan can't help but find herself fascinated.

And when they tell her that Cecily has gone missing a few short hours after reading Atticus Pund Takes The Case, a crime novel Susan edited some years previously, Susan knows she must return to London to find out what has happened.

The clues to the murder and to Cecily's disappearance must lie within the pages of this novel.

But to save Cecily, Susan must place her own life in mortal danger...

'I'm blown away. He's managed to come up with something even more amazing than the last one!' Hideo Kojima
'Horowitz is a master of the cunning plot device, and brings zest and originality to the traditional murder mystery novel.' Sophie Hannah
'A wonderfully enjoyable read' Ragnar Jonasson
'So clever, a story within a story within a story. A triumph.' Kate Mosse

Readers can't get enough of Magpie Murders . . .
***** '
Six hundred and eight pages? Really? Well they flew past.'
***** ' Highly recommended to all crime fiction and thriller readers.'
***** 'Even better than the first one - just very much my kind of mystery.'
***** 'One of my top 10 books of the year.'
***** 'This is one of the smartest and most entertaining whodunnits I’ve ever read.'


  • Funny, profound and at times frightening, this is Horowitz at his very best. And the perfect jumping-on point for newcomers.
    The Sun

About the author

Anthony Horowitz

Bestselling author Anthony Horowitz has written two highly acclaimed Sherlock Holmes novels, The House of Silk and Moriarty; three James Bond novels, Trigger Mortis, Forever and a Day and With a Mind to Kill; the acclaimed bestselling mystery novels Magpie Murders and Moonflower Murders and the Detective Hawthorne novels, The Word is Murder, The Sentence is Death, A Line To Kill, The Twist of a Knife and the latest Close to Death is out in April 2024.

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. In January 2022 he was awarded a CBE for his services to literature.
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