Death, deception, and a detective with quite a lot to hide stalk the pages of Anthony Horowitz's brilliant new murder mystery, the second in the bestselling series starring Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne. _________________________ You shouldnt be here. Its too late These, heard over the phone, were the last recorded words of successful celebrity-divo...
|Title||:||The Sentence is Death|
|Number of Pages||:||384 pages|
The Sentence is Death Reviews
This is the second book in this series and I am really enjoying it. Love that the author narrates it and is a character in the books. High recommended!!
Read in a day.
Testament to this great author.
The clues are there - you just have to see them!
Immensely enjoyable and very clever crime thriller in which the author plays a most unusual role. Every bit as good as The Word Is Murder. Roll on book 3. Review to follow shortly on For Winter Nights.
A captivating whodunnit
This is the latest and second in the Daniel Hawthorne series. I haven’t read the first but this in no way detracted from my enjoyment of this novel.
Hawthorne has been brought in to investigate the murder of Richard Pryce, a high profile (and expensive) divorce lawyer whose throat has been slashed by a broken bottle of very expensive wine. His capacity in investigating the crime is a little vague, but it is crystal clear that there is no love lost between him and the senio ...more
I enjoyed The Sentence Is Death – probably rather more than its predecessor The Word Is Murder. It can be read as a stand-alone book, but it may help to set the background if you read The Word Is Murder first.
Anthony Horowitz, narrating as though these events really did happen to him, is again roped in to “help” and write the story of the enigmatic ex-detective Hawthorne as the police call him in to assist with the investigation of the murder of a divorce lawyer in his Hampstead home. Needless t ...more
Anthony Horowitz never disappoints!
Richard Pryce, a high profile divorce attorney, is murdered in his home, bludgeoned to death with a two thousand quid bottle of wine, which is strange in itself as the victim didn’t drink alcohol. Even stranger, written on the wall near the body are the numerals 182. What does the message mean? Hawthorne and Horowitz are called to investigate.
As per usual I was hooked from the onset, and couldn’t put the book down. Interesting and engaging characters, a suspec ...more
If you’ve not read The Word is Murder yet then I highly recommend you do so before starting this book. The narrative is so unexpectedly crafted that I don’t think you could just jump into book 2 of this series without reading the first book to feature Hawthorne, a unique detective who could give Sherlock Holmes a good run for his money any day of the week!
Once again a baffling murder case means the police call in Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne and he takes along his partner in crime, the ...more
I wanted to like this more than I actually did as I think Mr Horowitz is a fine author. Sadly this felt like a rehash of the previous book in the series.
Having said that, if you'd come to this book cold and read it as a standalone, it would be perfectly fine so perhaps I'm being overly critical.
The whole DI Grunshaw subplot, however, was unnecessary and a bit ridiculous.