Author of Alex Rider, Foyle's War, Sherlock Holmes, James Bond, TV and film writer, occasional journalist.


A Line to Kill - Is Out Today - A fabulous detective story and perfect summer reading - KATE MOSSE

Thu, August 19, 2021

'Witty, wry, clever, a fabulous detective story and perfect summer reading' 


'Funny, intriguing, thrilling and thought-provoking: a marvellous mystery' 


The brand new Hawthorne mystery is out today!

There has never been a murder on Alderney.

It's a tiny island, just three miles long and a mile and a half wide. The perfect location for a brand-new literary festival. Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne has been invited to talk about his new book. The writer, Anthony Horowitz, travels with him.

Very soon they discover that all is not as it should be. Alderney is in turmoil over a planned power line that will cut through it, desecrating a war cemetery and turning neighbour against neighbour.

The visiting authors - including a blind medium, a French performance poet and a celebrity chef - seem to be harbouring any number of unpleasant secrets.

When the festival's wealthy sponsor is found brutally killed, Alderney goes into lockdown and Hawthorne knows that he doesn't have to look too far for suspects.

There's no escape. The killer is still on the island. And there's about to be a second death...

Buy A Line To Kill now

Signed copies are available at Waterstones

Read the book? Don’t forget to let Anthony know what you think. Tag @AnthonyHorowitz on Twitter!