Death, deception, and a detective with quite a lot to hide stalk the pages of Anthony Horowitz's brilliant new murder mystery, the second in the bestselling series starring Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne. _________________________ You shouldnt be here. Its too late These, heard over the phone, were the last recorded words of successful celebrity-divo...
|Title||:||The Sentence is Death|
|Number of Pages||:||384 pages|
The Sentence is Death Reviews
Another witty crime book from Horowitz. If you liked The Word Is Murder, you will enjoy this one too. I thought it was better than the first, the case being more cohesive.
There were convenient coincidences after all, but still an enjoyable read.
I read this book through The Pigeonhole, a free online book club and read it with other readers on the web. It was split into 10 parts, called staves, that I read through the nifty Pigeonhole App. I was able to leave comments throughout and interact with the other readers.
Even though this is the second book in the Daniel Hawthorne series, this was my first outing with the author and his detective acquaintance, and I really enjoyed it.
I’d recently heard the author on the Simon Mayo’s Books of The ...more
Anthony Horowitz better be a character in this book 😡😤
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The Sentence is Death is another brilliant novel from one of my favourite authors, Anthony Horowitz. I particularly enjoy this series as it's definitely different from most other 'crime' novels; I love the self-aware style of writing. Anthony Horowitz writes as himself, having been employed to write three books about ex-Detective Hawthorne. This is the second - the first one being The Word is Murder, another great novel [read my review here] - and throughout A ...more
4.5 * I really enjoyed this book read via Pigeonhole. The author placing himself within the story takes a little getting used to, but I clearly like Anthony Horowitz ‘s writing as this is the second book of his that I have read this year and liked both a lot. I didn’t work out who had done it which for me is a good thing with this type of book.
Last year when I read The Word is Murder I thought it was a very clever and different type of murder mystery. It features Daniel Hawthorne, an ex-policeman, now a private investigator, who the police call in to help when they have a case they call a ‘sticker’. What I found particularly interesting was the way that Anthony Horowitz inserted himself into the fiction, recruited by Hawthorne to write a book about him and the cases he investigates.
In The Sentence is Death, Anthony appears again as a ...more
This is the second book in Horowitz’s Hawthorne series. It’s not absolutely necessary to read the first book, The Word Is Murder, before this one, but I would strongly recommend it. That’s in part because this series has an unusual premise that’s explained in more detail in the first book. The premise is that Anthony Horowitz, the author, is writing a fictional series in which Hawthorne is a sort of a downmarket Sherlock Holmes-ish genius, with Horowitz himself acting as Hawthorne’s Watson. Not ...more
A captivating whodunnit
This is the latest and second in the Daniel Hawthorne series. I haven’t read the first but this in no way detracted from my enjoyment of this novel.
Hawthorne has been brought in to investigate the murder of Richard Pryce, a high profile (and expensive) divorce lawyer whose throat has been slashed by a broken bottle of very expensive wine. His capacity in investigating the crime is a little vague, but it is crystal clear that there is no love lost between him and the senio ...more