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  • Published: 4 May 2021
  • ISBN: 9781787464193
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 608
  • RRP: $22.99

Moonflower Murders

The number one ebook bestseller

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, featuring his famous literary detective Atticus Pund and Susan Ryeland.

'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...

  • Published: 4 May 2021
  • ISBN: 9781787464193
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 608
  • 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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Praise for Moonflower Murders

I absolutely love this series of fiendishly clever literary mysteries[...] and I wolfed this new one down

Good Housekeeping

MOONFLOWER MURDERS showcases Horowitz's full battalion of strengths: the whiplash plotting, the leather-smooth prose, the bold energy and, above all, the bright spark of joy that ignites the best fiction. Sophisticated, literate novels aren't supposed to be so much fun

A. J. Finn

It is amongst the most ambitious formats I've ever read, as, essentially, Horowitz writes not one but two fully-fledged, distinct stories. There is the 300-plus page present-day Susan Ryeland story mystery, and the 200-plus page Golden Age style Alan Conway murder mystery, and both of them are brilliantly executed as exemplars in their respective genres and fields

NB Magazine

Funny, profound and at times frightening, this is Horowitz at his very best. And the perfect jumping-on point for newcomers.

The Sun

A clever, engaging book that keeps you hooked until the end

Socialist Worker

A devilishly clever, multi-layered total joy of a novel

Miranda Dickenson

The prolific novelist's latest work is a mind-bending murder mystery to tie readers in knots

BBC News Online


Bestsellers Podcast

It's a complex plot, a novel within a novel, where the reader gets to grapple with the whodunnit both in the main narrative and through an entirely separate detective story [...] They are both gripping reads, a clever conceit by Horowitz, who pulls off the tricky structure beautifully.

Irish Times

Moonflower Murders, is a superbly intricate608-page murder mystery [...] An intellectual challenge with a smile attached ispretty much the Horowitz oeuvre in a nutshell. The gleeful boy seems to shine through even the darkest tale

Sunday Times Ireland

A genius mystery within a mystery which is perfect for any book lovers and murder mystery fans

Hello! Magazine

If you're looking for some holiday reading, I'd really recommend this very enjoyable crime novel

The Afterword

Tony Parsons excels at presenting his narratives in the clearest possible prosewhile revealing the toughest of human emotions.

Literary Review

Enthralling murder mystery...Laced with humanity and the shadow of guilt, it is Parsons at his very best

Irish Daily Mail

So clever, a story within a story. A triumph, and the best way to spend a weekend reading


Elegantly written, brilliantly structured, deceptively accessible, a masterpeice by an author at the top of his game.


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