There has never been a murder on Alderney… Well, there has now!
In the third of his Hawthorne series, Anthony Horowitz once again places himself as a character in this novel. This time, the pair are attending a literary conference on the island of Alderney, along with an eclectic selection of other writers – a celebrity chef, a French performance poet, a medium and a children’s author.
Although this is a murder mystery, I’d place this book very much in the genre of ‘cozy Murder’ – no gore, swearing or vivid descriptions of violence. However, what ‘A Line to Kill’ lacks in grit, it makes up for in Horowitz’s cast of fully-formed characters, a plot full of twists and turns, and his tongue-in-cheek humour. Although this book is the third in a series, it is easily read as a stand-alone novel, and this is the page-turner that will get readers talking this summer.
His novels about Detective Hawthorne are pretty unique in featuring the author as a character. Personally, I really enjoyed reading descriptions of Horowitz’s meetings with his publicity team and agent, which offered a rare insight within the bounds of fiction. Thoroughly recommended, and I look forward to the next instalment!
Thank you to Anthony Horowitz, Random House and NetGalley for an ARC of ‘A Line to Kill’ in exchange for my honest review.
‘A Line to Kill’ will be published on 19th August 2021. You can buy your copy on Amazon here (and if you use my link, I’ll get a little commission at no extra cost to yourself).
6 thoughts on “Book Review of ‘A Line to Kill’ by Anthony Horowitz”
I remember my son was a big Horowitz fan as a child and as a teen. I have read his Sherlock Holmes novel but had no idea he had branched further into writing for adults. Sounds a good read!
They’re fun reads. Quite light in tone – reminds me more of Agatha Christie than anything else.
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Ah, that is good to know as sometimes that is exactly the type of read I am looking for! Thank you.