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Book
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Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
Description:
4, 213, 236 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
A "brilliant and strikingly original reimagining of the classic whodunit (a la Agatha Christie) with a contemporary mystery wrapped around it"-- Provided by publisher.
After working with bestselling crime writer Alan Conway for years, editor Susan Ryeland is intimately familiar with his detective, Atticus Pünd, who solves mysteries in sleepy English villages. His traditional formula has proved hugely successful, so successful that Susan must continue to put up with his troubling behavior if she wants to keep her job. Conway's latest tale involves a murder at Pye Hall, with dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects. But the more Susan reads, the more she's convinced that there is another story hidden in the pages of the manuscript: one of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition, and murder.
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Notes:
"Originally published in Great Britian in 2016 by Orion Books"--Title page verso.
LCCN:
2016045021
ISBN:
9780062645227
0062645226
9780062645234
0062645234
Other Number:
959036988
System Availability:
17
Current Holds:
1
Control Number:
1288860
Call Number:
HOROWIT
Course Reserves:
0
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6
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<p>"Magpie Murders is a double puzzle for puzzle fans, who don't often get the classicism they want from contemporary thrillers." --Janet Maslin, The New York Times</p> <p>*A New York Times bestseller</p> <p>*#1 Indie Next Pick</p> <p>*NPR best book of 2017</p> <p>*Amazon best book of 2017</p> <p>*Washington Post best book of 2017</p> <p>*Esquire best book of 2017</p> <p>From the New York Times bestselling author of Moriarty and Trigger Mortis, this fiendishly brilliant, riveting thriller weaves a classic whodunit worthy of Agatha Christie into a chilling, ingeniously original modern-day mystery.</p> <p>When editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has no reason to think it will be much different from any of his others. After working with the bestselling crime writer for years, she's intimately familiar with his detective, Atticus Pünd, who solves mysteries disturbing sleepy English villages. An homage to queens of classic British crime such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, Alan's traditional formula has proved hugely successful. So successful that Susan must continue to put up with his troubling behavior if she wants to keep her job.</p> <p>Conway's latest tale has Atticus Pünd investigating a murder at Pye Hall, a local manor house. Yes, there are dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects, but the more Susan reads, the more she's convinced that there is another story hidden in the pages of the manuscript: one of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition, and murder.</p> <p>Masterful, clever, and relentlessly suspenseful, Magpie Murders is a deviously dark take on vintage English crime fiction in which the reader becomes the detective.</p>
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