Magpie Murders by Antony Horowitz
4 pages + 213 pages + 241 pages (well... just lots of pages?)
What’s it about?
This whodunit contains a book within a book. It is almost too clever to work, and yet somehow Anthony Horowitz pulls it off.
What did it make me think about?
This was a murder mystery that is as much about literature and publishing as it is about who did it.
Should I read it?
I was in the mood for a good whodunit and this book certainly filled the bill. I am a fan of anything Anthony Horowitz does (starting with Foyle’s War on PBS) so I expected a good read. This book was almost too clever, and yet he pulled it off! If you are looking for a good murder mystery then this book will satisfy.
“It’s strange when you think about it. There are hundreds and hundreds of murders in books and tlelevision. It would be hard for narrative fiction ot survivie without them. And yet there are almost none in real life, unless you happen to live in the wrong area. Why is it that we have such a need for murder mystery and what is it that attracts us- the crime of the solution?
If you like this try-
The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz
The Trespasser by Tana French
Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller
Still Life by Louise Penny
best of summer/ fall 2018
best of winter/spring 2017-18
best of spring/summer 2017
best of winter
best of summer 2014
last spring favorites
on my nightstand
edge of your seat
― Charles William Eliot
3 to 4- I found some aspect of this book redeeming but would not recommend it.
5 to 6- I really enjoyed something about this book (characters, plot, meaning etc.) but it was uneven. Some aspects were stronger than others.
7 to 8- It was a good book. I liked lots of aspects of this book. I would recommend it.
9 to 10- I was sorry to turn the last page. I highly recommend this book!