Tuesday, June 6, 2017

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Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

This cleverly constructed mystery is both an homage to the Golden Age of mysteries along with poking a bit of fun at the genre in a tongue-in-cheek way.  Publishing editor Susan Ryeland has holed up for the night to read mystery mega-author, the odious Alan Conway’s latest manuscript The Magpie Murders, contained within the pages of Horowitz’s book.  To Susan’s frustration, the last chapters of the book, the ones containing Atticus Pund’s solution to who killed Mary Elizabeth Blakiston, housekeeper of Pye Hall, the home of Sir Magnus Pie.  When she returns to the office, Susan learns that the chapters may be lost to time, as Conway has died over the weekend.  Susan heads to Conway’s home she deduces that he did not kill himself but in fact was murdered.  As Susan begins to investigate ala Pund, she realizes the similarities between Conway’s latest mystery and his own life, recognizing characters from the book as thinly veiled people in his life, Conway’s lover, his wife and even his next-door neighbor.  Susan returns to the manuscript to look for clues and what she finds, over the series of Atticus Pund’s oeuvre is even cleverer than she originally suspected.  Fans of traditional and contemporary mysteries will dive headlong into this latest work from the creator of Midsomer Murders and Foyle’s War and not want to leave until the last suspect has been unmasked.

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