Close to Death

Close to Death

How do you solve a murder … when everyone has the same motive? (Hawthorne, 5)

Summary

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How do you solve a murder... when everyone has the same motive?
From global bestselling Anthony Horowitz, a brilliantly entertaining new mystery in the Hawthorne and Horowitz series.

‘Easily the greatest of our crime writersSunday Times
‘Incredible plotting, richly layered and wonderfully intricate. I inhaled it' Liz Nugent
'A clever murder mystery…playful and twisty. Nobody does this crime fiction better than Anthony Horowitz’ Crime Time FM
Sheer genius … A joy from start to finish’ Independent
'An absolutely engrossing tale ... Kudos to anyone who can figure this one out!’ Starred Booklist
'Another delightful outing with Hawthorne and Horowitz. Each one is more inventive than the last. Keep them coming!' Shari Lapena
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Richmond Upon Thames is one of the most desirable areas to live in London. And Riverview Close - a quiet, gated community – seems to offer its inhabitants the perfect life.

At least it does until Giles Kenworthy moves in with his wife and noisy children, his four gas-guzzling cars, his loud parties and his plans for a new swimming pool in his garden.

His neighbours all have a reason to hate him and are soon up in arms.

When Kenworthy is shot dead with a crossbow bolt through his neck, all of them come under suspicion and his murder opens the door to lies, deception and further death.

The police are baffled. Reluctantly, they call in former Detective Daniel Hawthorne. But even he is faced with a seemingly impossible puzzle.

How do you solve a murder when everyone has the same motive?
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More love for Close to Death . . .


'Gloriously artificial, improbable, and ingenious. Fans of both versions of Horowitz will rejoice.’ Kirkus Reviews
'Turns the closed-circle mystery inside out’ New York Journal of Books
'The master of the mystery' Style
'The king of the clever whodunnit' Good Housekeeping
'A delirious concoction that transplants a Christie-style mystery into the present' Crime Time

Reviews

  • My favourite literary hero at the moment is Anthony Horowitz
    Shari Lapena

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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