The Sentence Is Death Book Cover The Sentence Is Death
Detective Daniel Hawthorne #2
Anthony Horowitz
1st November 2018

‘You shouldn’t be here. It’s too late… 

These, heard over the phone, were the last recorded words of successful celebrity-divorce lawyer Richard Pryce, found bludgeoned to death in his bachelor pad with a bottle of wine – a 1982 Chateau Lafite worth £3,000, to be precise.

Odd, considering he didn’t drink. Why this bottle? And why those words? And why was a three-digit number painted on the wall by the killer? And, most importantly, which of the man’s many, many enemies did the deed?

Baffled, the police are forced to bring in Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne and his sidekick, the author Anthony, who’s really getting rather good at this murder investigation business.

But as Hawthorne takes on the case with characteristic relish, it becomes clear that he, too, has secrets to hide. As our reluctant narrator becomes ever more embroiled in the case, he realises that these secrets must be exposed – even at the risk of death…

REVIEW – I have read other of Horowitz’s works and always had a great love for them, and this one is no different. This book has plenty of intrigue and suspense to find the murderer. It trails you along and gives you enough breadcrumbs to make your mind think the story is going in one direction then the rug is pulled from under you and you can be left reeling by the revelations. A well written and well crafted crime thriller and i urge people to read this series of books