Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
Magpie Murders is a classic whodunit by the television screenwriter who created PBS favorites, Midsomer Murders and Foyle’s War.
Susan Ryeland is an editor at Cloverleaf Books. Her number one writer is Alan Conway, the author of the wildly successful Atticus Pund detective series. When Susan reads the latest Pund manuscript, a traditional country house murder stuffed with red herrings, cunning clues, and eccentric characters, she is surprised by the ending.
Other surprises– such as a real-life murder– follow, and Susan is convinced that Conway’s manuscript holds the clues to solving it. But Susan’s extensive armchair detecting skills may not be enough to solve the crime and stay alive.
A neat twist on vintage crime fiction–suspenseful and intricately plotted.