Retired publisher Susan Ryeland is running a small hotel on a Greek island with her long-term boyfriend. It should be everything she’s always wanted. However, she’s exhausted with the responsibilities of making everything work on an island where nothing ever does. And she’s beginning to miss her literary life in London. And then an English couple come to visit, and the story they tell about a murder that took place on the same day and in the same hotel in which their daughter, Cecily, was married is such a strange one that Susan is fascinated by it. And when they tell her that Cecily has gone missing a few short hours after reading ‘Atticus Pund Takes The Case,’ a crime-novel Susan edited some years previously, Susan knows she must return to London to find what’s happened. The clues to the murder and to Cecily’s disappearance must lie within the pages of this novel.
A labyrinth of clues. A mystery novel hiding a deadly secret. A killer with a fiendish plot: a brilliantly intricate and original thriller from the bestselling author of Magpie Murders
‘A beautiful puzzle: fiendishly clever and hugely entertaining. A masterpiece.’ Lucy Foley, author of The Hunting Party
Retired publisher Susan Ryeland is running a small hotel on a Greek island with her long-term boyfriend. But life isn’t as idyllic as it should be: exhausted by the responsibility of making everything work on an island where nothing ever does, Susan is beginning to miss her literary life in London – even though her publishing career once entangled her in a lethal literary murder plot.
So when an English couple come to visit with tales of a murder that took place in a hotel the same day their daughter Cecily was married there, Susan can’t help but find herself fascinated.
And when they tell her that Cecily has gone missing a few short hours after reading Atticus Pund Takes The Case, a crime novel Susan edited some years previously, Susan knows she must return to London to find out what has happened.
The clues to the murder and to Cecily’s disappearance must lie within the pages of this novel.
But to save Cecily, Susan must place her own life in mortal danger…
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‘You have to hand it to Horowitz: the guy never fails to deliver a total page-turner. Back in 2016 he wrote Magpie Murders; it became an instant global bestseller and picked up a string of awards. Moonflower Murders is the sequel – and what a sequel. We LOVED it.’ Richard Madeley, Richard & Judy Book Club
‘Anthony Horowitz is so good at pivoting his stories onto their heads, launching his characters in totally unexpected new directions.’ Judy Finnigan, Richard & Judy Book Club
‘There is no mystery writer whose puzzles make me think, ‘Ooh, I can’t wait!’ more than Anthony Horowitz. He is a master of the cunning plot device, and brings zest and originality to the traditional murder mystery novel.’ Sophie Hannah
‘It is always a pleasure to read a new Anthony Horowitz mystery … a wonderfully enjoyable read’ Ragnar Jonasson
‘I came to Moonflower Murders already a fan of Anthony Horowitz’s unique and complex style of crime fiction from Magpie Murders… [I found it] very exciting to give her a voice, aware always not to go too fast because I couldn’t wait to turn the page!’ Lesley Manville, narrator of the Moonflower Murders audiobook
‘So clever, a story within a story within a story. A triumph.’ Kate Mosse
‘A masterpiece by an author at the top of his genre.’ Adam Hamdy