Magpie Murders (3553)

Inception books are so much fun. A story within a story can only be entertaining right? Mysteries aren’t my usual go to but I do enjoy them. The Agatha Christie reference really has me sold to be honest.

Author: Anthony Horowitz
Series: Susan Ryeland #1
Length: 498
Published: 6th October 2016
Genre: Mystery
Date added to TBR: 11th December 2020
Status: Totally staying on the TBR. I’d like to get to this one ASAP.


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.

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. 

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