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New York Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz has crafted a brilliantly complex literary thriller featuring his famous detective Atticus Pund and Susan Ryeland, hero of the worldwide bestseller Magpie Murders
Retired publisher Susan Ryeland is living the good life, running a small hotel on a Greek island with her boyfriend, Andreas. It should be everything she’s always wanted. But she’s exhausted with the responsibilities of making everything work on an island where nothing ever does, and truth be told, she’s beginning to miss London.
Then the Trehearnes come to stay, and the strange and mysterious story they tell—about a murder that took place the day their daughter Cecily got married at Farlingaye Hall, a picturesque inn on the Suffolk coast—fascinates Susan and piques her editor’s instincts.
One of her former writers, the late Alan Conway, author of the fictional Magpie Murders, knew the murder victim—an advertising executive named Frank Parris—and once visited Farlingaye Hall. In fact, the third book of Conway’s detective series, Atticus Pund Takes the Cake, was based on that very crime.
Cecily, who had read Conway’s mystery, believed the book proved that the man convicted of Parris’s murder was innocent. When the Trehearnes reveal that Cecily is now missing, Susan knows that she must return to England to find out what really happened.
Brilliantly clever, relentlessly suspenseful and full of twists that will keep readers guessing with each revelation and clue, Moonflower Murders is a deviously dark take on vintage English crime fiction from one of its greatest masterminds.
Paperback || 608 pages || 5.31" x 8.00"