Looking for your next read? Check out Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz, reviewed by Fulco Library staff, Swalena G.
Reality and fiction blur in this mystery within a mystery. Detective Atticus Pϋnd is challenged to solve his last case - the deaths of local villager, Mary Blakiston, and lord of the manor, Sir Magnus. But here is the difficulty, Pϋnd is a fictional character and his author, Alan Conway had just died. Conway’s editor, Susan Ryeland, has two problems with this - the last three chapters of his final book are missing, and Conway was probably murdered. As Susan gets closer to solving both mysteries, she may not survive long enough to make the final summation and reveal the killer.
The author, Anthony Horowitz, has adapted Magpie Murders for a PBS’ Masterpiece series which will premiere fall of 2022. This is great news since Horowitz is a film veteran of British television mysteries. He has dramatized Agatha Christie’s Poirot, the first three seasons of Midsomer Murders, and is the creator of Foyle’s War. I look forward to watching what the show can add to the world of the classic English village whodunit.
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