The Twist of a Knife

Harper. (Hawthorne and Horowitz, Bk. 4). Nov. 2022. 400p. ISBN 9780062938183. $29.99. M
The fourth installment of this excellent series finds protagonist Anthony Horowitz accused of a crime he didn’t commit. After writing three books and solving several murders, he has just ended his partnership with ex-detective Daniel Hawthorne so that he can focus on his play Mindgame, which is making its West End debut. On opening night, Mindgame receives a malice-filled review from Sunday Times critic Harriet Throsby. Early the next morning, Horowitz is awakened by the London police, seeking to question him in the murder of Throsby, who has just been stabbed to death in her home. Horowitz soon finds himself under arrest and in need of help from his now ex-partner Hawthorne. The duo team up once again to solve the case.
VERDICT Readers of character-driven novels will love the twists and turns of this Agatha Christie–style mystery that leads to an unexpected reveal. Perfect for fans of G.  M. Malliet, Elly Griffiths, and Richard Osman.
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