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  • Published: 17 September 2024
  • ISBN: 9781804942963
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $22.99

Close to Death

How do you solve a murder … when everyone has the same motive? (Hawthorne, 5)




By global bestselling Anthony Horowitz, a brilliantly entertaining new mystery in the Hawthorne and Horowitz series.

The quiet, gated community of Riverview Close offers its inhabitants the perfect life within one of the most desirable areas of London.

That is, until Giles Kenworthy moves in with his wife and noisy children, his gas-guzzling cars, loud parties and outrageous plans for a new swimming pool.

His neighbours all have a reason to hate him.

So when Kenworthy is shot dead with a crossbow bolt through his neck, they all come under suspicion.

Only former Detective Daniel Hawthorne has a chance at solving the case, but he’s stuck on one part of the puzzle:

How do you solve a murder when everyone has the same motive?

  • Published: 17 September 2024
  • ISBN: 9781804942963
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Anthony Horowitz

Bestselling author Anthony Horowitz has written two highly acclaimed Sherlock Holmes novels, The House of Silk and Moriarty; two James Bond novels, Trigger Mortis and Forever and a Day; three Detective Hawthorne novels, The Word is Murder, The Sentence is Death and the forthcoming A Line To Kill, and the acclaimed bestselling mystery novels Magpie Murders and Moonflower Murders.

He is also the author of the teen spy Alex Rider series, and responsible for creating and writing some of the UK's most loved and successful TV series, including Midsomer Murders and Foyle's War. In January 2014 he was awarded an OBE for his services to literature.

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