Magpie Murders

  • by Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by Samantha Bond, Allan Corduner
  • 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the New York Times best-selling 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 best-selling 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 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 listener becomes the detective.


What the Critics Say

"Listen straight through - or savor slowly? That will be your struggle because Horowitz's delicious mystery-within-a-mystery is, as they say, 'fiendishly clever' and terrifically narrated." (AudioFile)


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Incredible plot twists and ingenious book within a book device. Excellent characterizations as well. Will read more from this author!
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- an amazon buyer

Magpie Murders is terrific!

I really enjoyed this mystery within a mystery. The inner mystery is a Christie-type village murder of an obnoxious aristocrat whom everyone disliked. The framing mystery is the murder (or suicide) of the best-selling, equally disliked author. Both stories are compelling. Both have plausible resolutions.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-06-2017
  • Publisher: Harper Audio