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Publisher Description

From the New York Times bestselling author of Moriarty and Trigger Mortis, this fiendishly brilliant, riveting thriller weaves a classic whodunit worthy of Agatha Christie into a chilling, ingeniously original modern-day mystery.

When editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway’s latest novel, she has no reason to think it will be much different from any of his others. After working with the bestselling crime writer for years, she’s intimately familiar with his detective, Atticus Pünd, who solves mysteries disturbing sleepy English villages. An homage to queens of classic British crime such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, Alan’s traditional formula has proved hugely successful. So successful that Susan must continue to put up with his troubling behavior if she wants to keep her job.

Conway’s latest tale has Atticus Pünd investigating a murder at Pye Hall, a local manor house. Yes, there are dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects, but the more Susan reads, the more she’s convinced that there is another story hidden in the pages of the manuscript: one of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition, and murder.

Masterful, clever, and relentlessly suspenseful, Magpie Murders is a deviously dark take on vintage English crime fiction in which the reader becomes the detective.

Mysteries & Thrillers
June 6
HarperCollins Publishers
Harper Collins Canada Limited

Customer Reviews

habsfanette ,

Original and fun

I really enjoyed this old fashion whodunit. A novel within a novel, a mystery within a mystery, references to beloved fictional detectives, what's not to like?

Fogeyyogi ,

Magpie Murders

A mystery within a mystery! A great read, hard to put down. A tossed salad of unique characters, cleaver clues, parallels woven through two winding paths. Fun!

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