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  • 384 pages
  • The Sentence is Death
  • Anthony Horowitz
  • English
  • 28 January 2016

10 thoughts on “The Sentence is Death

  1. says:

    Yeah great read This author I like him Not per definition a crime reader I am but from Magpie Murders I'm kinda hooked on Horowitz Utterly entertaining Witty clever easy read 'whodunnit' though I did not see it all coming 43 maybe Loved it Let #3 on private investigator Hawthorne aka Holmes and his assistant 'Watson' come soon This series is recommendedSmooth tongued divorce lawyer Richard Price is bludgeoned to death in his London home What happened who did it and who was at his front door just minutes before he died while talking on the phone? The police are forced to turn to disgraced private investigator Daniel Hawthorne As the death toll rises Hawthorne confronts a tangle of secrets while at the same time doing everything he can to conceal his own past


  2. says:

    Horowitz and Hawthorne are perfection together I can't get enough of this series I love how the author has put himself into the story as the narrator the Watson to Hawthorne's Holmes or as I like to think of them the Felix Unger to his Oscar Madison Horowitz comes off as honest sympathetic earnest and willing to poke fun at himself Hawthorne is decidedly uncharming brash politically incorrect and I kinda have a soft spot for him There is definitely a back story there and I am here for it I'm looking forward to peeling back all those grumpy secretive layers I see you Hawthorne and there is definitely than meets the eyeIn The Sentence is Death Hawthorne has once again been called in by the police to help investigate the murder of a high profile divorce attorney He uickly recognizes this will be a perfect opportunity for TonyHorowitz to write book #2 Although I did figure out the whodunnit early on I enjoyed the story immensely and how it tied so many people places and things together It definitely made me doubt myself a few times but in the end I proved better at solving the crime than poor Tony he never does seem to get it right Thank goodness the police have Hawthorne He may not be an active police officer but he sure keeps them from completely bumbling up all their high profile cases Bring on case #3 Tony Thank you to Anthony Horowitz Harper Collins Publishing and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review an arc of this book I can't wait for book #3


  3. says:

    My second close encounter with Mr Horowitz was as good as the first one and I'm already looking forward to another one An enjoyable novel with a grand mystery and a bottle of a terribly expensive wine in the background


  4. says:

    This is the second in what is at this point a trilogy where Anthony Horowitz writes about a private detective named Daniel Hawthorne solving cases The difference is that Anthony Horowitz is also in the books and I still haven’t figured out if the stories are real with himself written in or if they are invented with him imagining himself as a hard nosed detective’s sidekickAt one point in the book Hawthorne lectures Anthony about the importance of visualizing the ‘shape’ of a crime – similar to imagining the ‘shape’ of a novel All that is then reuired is to fit the pieces into their rightful spots in the shape and that’s how you find your killer Or write your bookThe visual I got very strongly in this novel is pyramids there are several triad groupings of people in this story and all the pyramids connect together with the victim – a high profile divorce lawyer who is known for being absolutely ruthless when it comes to discerning the truth and using it to win his casesBehind the many floating pyramids waiting for Hawthorne and Anthony to explore them for their little factoid treasures there looms a larger ghostly pyramid Three young college friends who love caving so much that they pursue the hobby into their adult lives too – until about 8 or 10 years agoRead it – you will love it


  5. says:

    The Sentence is Death is the second book in the Private Detective Hawthorne series If you have not read the first book of the series and have no idea what to expect like me this book will totally blow you away The Sentence is Death is not a police procedural nor is it a thriller It’s a good old murder mystery much in the mold of Sherlock Hercule Poirot and that’s what makes it so special The Sentence is Death deals with the murder of celebrity divorce lawyer Richard Pryce who is bludgeoned to death with an expensive bottle of wine Even bizarre is the three digit number painted on the wall beside the corpse Now it’s up to Pvt Investigator Daniel Hawthorne and his compatriot and the tale’s narrator Anthony Horowitz to solve the mystery The author has taken the unusual step of placing himself in the book playing both the narrator and the Hawthorne’s companion – much like Watson or Hastings The mystery is much like a Poirot mystery set in modern times With a lineup of suspects and each having the means and motivation to commit the crime guessing the murderer is not easy Like a kaleidoscope the picture in front of you keeps changing the moment you change your point of view Like a skilled narrator Horowitz both the writer and the narrator in the book keep guiding the readers through the maze of clues while Hawthorne keeps his theories mostly to himself There are countless twists and turns which keep the needle of suspicion moving from suspect to another Just when you think you have figured out the killer the entire story changes right before your eyes So even as you want to to find out what happens next a part of you never wants the story to end There is plenty of amusing dialogue and humor to keep things light The final reveal is logical but not too convincing to say the least Coming to the characters Horowitz comes off as a genuine and endearing character He acts as a guide to the readers reminding the readers of long forgotten clues and even coming up with his own solution read the book to know about it Hawthorne is on the other hand is reserved rude politically incorrect and not much of nice guy at all But much like Sherlock you start to admire his intelligence as the story goes on As an investigation duo Hawthorne and Horowitz really complement each other Overall The Sentence is Death is an engaging and entertaining murder mystery With an excellent plot some brilliant characters and many surprises this book is a perfectly crafted mystery 455 Many thanks to the publishers HarperCollins the author Anthony Horowitz and Edelweiss for the ARC v


  6. says:

    Oh how I love this series For those of you that like audiobooks it’s great intelligent entertainment Horowitz blends in tales of filming Foyle’s War and writing the new Sherlock Holmes books in with the fictional murder at hand Hawthorne and Horowitz are the perfect duo Horowitz has an amazing way with words Given that I listened to this I can’t give exact uotes But his description of DI Cara Granshaw was amazing in its detail We still don’t learn much about Hawthorne’s personal life but that just makes him all the interesting He’s one of those folks that would probably irritate the hell out of me in real life but as a character I can’t get enough of him And bravo to Horowitz for being willing to play the foil to Hawthorne’s Holmes A word of warningif you listen like I do while walking in public areas be prepared for strange looks as you laugh out loud The narrator does a great job with getting the moods of the various voices even if his ability to get anywhere close to the timbre of a woman’s voice is nonexistent I can only hope that Mr Horowitz intends to keep writing this series for a long long time


  7. says:

    Hawthorne is back with his rather abrasive personality and his undoubted skill at finding clues and solving cases Horowitz features again as himself acting as Hawthorne's sidekick attempting to solve not one but possibly two murdersHaving the author actively involved in his own book makes for some interesting reading Occasionally I sat back and wondered which bits were fact and which fiction but in the end it really does not matter The book is totally enjoyable and very easy to read There is a good story well paced and interesting The clues are all provided and although there is a surprise ending I managed to guess the culprit before Horowitz didAltogether an interesting and entertaining read and I am looking forward to the return of Hawthorne in #3


  8. says:

    Keep in mind One lie can ruin a thousand truthsAnthony Horowitz opens the heavy wrought iron gates on another stellar mystery that feels circa 1930 Anthony becomes a key figure in his own novel as he takes on the role of himself Horowitz you see is the famed writer of Foyle's War an on going successful television saga in the UK He's in the middle of filming a crucial scene on the streets of London when a cab pulls up and spoils the shot Anthony recognizes the man who has just exited the cab and is running towards him Let's introduce you to former Detective Inspector Daniel Hawthorne Hawthorne is now a for hire crime expert who works on random cases He has convinced Anthony to write his biography That entails riding shotgun with Hawthorne as he attempts to solve a case Anthony signed on the dotted line with the buzz of crimemurder intrigue dancing staccato in his heart Later his common sense caught up with this pending madness The body of an affluent divorce lawyer has been found in the posh section of Hampstead Heath A teetotaler by choice Richard Pryce is found to have been blungeoned with an expensive bottle of wine at the back of his once stately head The number 182 has been dripping green paint on a wall alongside the staircase There's no sign of forced entry Hawthorne and Anthony peruse the crime scene Hawthorne typically is short on words and long on rudeness DI Cara Grunshaw of the Metro Police is none too happy to see this duo at the scene Grunshaw will be dogging them throughout the novelbecause she can The flavor of this one including The Word Is Murder has an Agatha Christie vibe to it Horowitz has an amazing mind for detail It's all brain power happenin' here Hawthorne never divulges his thoughts but Anthony lays out his process of deduction as he stacks the foundation of his case for who's guilty and who's not We're awed by his reflections as the voice running right alongside of us As readers we're involved fully now Is Anthony right? Maybe not so fast The Sentence Is Death is a delightful read filled with the good the bad and the indifferent Horowitz has a way with dialogue that is laugh out loud in some skillful scenarios We'll also be finding out that Hawthorne is shedding a bit of his intricate layers of self preservation Something is brewing with this talented crime expert who is tight lipped and laced up like a kettle drum We'll just have to see what Anthony Horowitz has in mind with the next one shall we now?I received a copy of this book through NetGalley for an honest review My thanks to Harper Collins and to Anthony Horowitz for the opportunity


  9. says:

    I think this statement pretty much sums it up I love Anthony Horowitz Ever since I read Magpie Murders I was hooked I enjoyed Hawthorne #1 and couldn't wait to get this one Gist of the book Daniel Hawthorne and his sidekick the author Anthony are at it again Anthony is writing and involved in his 'movietv' life of writing There is a murder and Hawthorne is picked to solve this crime as only he can Many characters fleet in and out of this one DI Cara Grunshaw the nemesis to both was hysterical Anthony and Hawthorne work together to solve the crime with Anthony eventually writing a book about it and shall we say bumbling his way through the investigation And the fun begins I love these two and how they are like oil and water As soon as it started you are immediately dumped in the world of these twoI listened to this one via audio as I adore the narration of these books I had to knock it a bit hence 4 stars as I liked the first book better I wanted to hear about Hawthorne Why is his neighbor helping him? I felt you started to get a glimpse into him but just not enough It also had a similar outline like the first book But hey this was a fun engaging read and I can't WAIT for Hawthorne #3 I'll be patiently waiting for the audio A must for any Anthony Horowitz fan fan of Magpie Murders or who just want to be entertained for a few hours


  10. says:

    35 starsIn this 2nd book in the 'DI Daniel Hawthorne' mystery series the consulting detective investigates the murder of a lawyer The book can be read as a standaloneDaniel Hawthorne was a Scotland Yard Detective Inspector until he was fired for pushing a child molester down the stairs Still the Yard sometimes asks Hawthorne who's essentially a modern day Sherlock Holmes to consult on tough cases Hawthorne's Watson like sidekick and chronicler is Anthony Horowitz a real life author who writes the television series Foyle's War among other thingsAnthony HorowitzHawthorne is asked to help solve the murder of divorce lawyer Anthony Pryce who was bashed on the head with a wine bottle then stabbed in the neck with the broken top At the time of his death Pryce was about to finalize the divorce of his wealthy client Adrian Lockwood for whom Pryce had secured a very advantageous divorce settlement Lockwood's wife Akira Anno an artsy literary writer and poet felt cheated and confronted Pryce in a restaurant Anno shouted at Pryce upended a bottle of wine over his head and threatened his life This makes Anno the prime suspect in the attorney's murder Hawthorne rounds up his wingman Horowitz and the duo accompany Detective Inspector Cara Grunshaw to interview Anno who seems to have an alibiHawthorne then considers other people in Pryce's orbit including the lawyer's husband and a woman named Davina Richardson whom Pryce has been helping financially for years It turns out that Pryce and two college buddies Gregory Taylor and Charlie Richardson were wont to go caving every year When the three men were exploring Long Way Hole ten years ago a sudden storm flooded the caves and Charlie who had fallen behind drowned Pryce and Richardson felt guilty about the incident and Pryce stepped up with money for Charlie's wife and son Hawthorne and Horowitz also discover that dead attorney Pryce who did things 'by the book' had hired forensic accountants to make sure the Lockwood Anno financial settlement was completely kosher This widens the suspect pool and brings surprising things to light An additional death muddies the investigative waters and Hawthorne and Horowitz travel around England to uestion people and make inuiries As always Horowitz is expected to pony up for travel expenses food witness payoffs and other incidentals The criminal investigations in this series are always accompanied by snippets about the Hawthorne Horowitz relationship Hawthorne is extremely secretive about himself and Horowitz wants to know for his book about the case This leads to a kind of 'cat and mouse game' that's very amusing Horowitz even agrees to attend a meeting of Hawthorne's book club where he might hear scuttlebutt about the detective Horowitz has an additional problem DI Grunsaw who's determined to solve the case herself threatens the writer and demands that he keep her informed about Hawthorne's investigation Hawthorne is so tight lipped however that Horowitz can't tell her much This leads to trouble for Horowitz who's framed for a minor crime AND loses permits to film Foyle's War in LondonWhile he's recounting the case the author takes the opportunity to throw a little shade at literary writers who disdain 'commercial fiction' like his and give us a peek at the complexities of producingfilming a TV show which is uite interestingBehind the scenes at Foyle's WarI'm a fan of Sherlock Holmes and I enjoyed this this homage to the iconic sleuth I'd recommend the book to mystery fans You can follow my reviews at


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The Sentence is Death[PDF / EPUB] The Sentence is Death You shouldn’t be here It’s too lateThese 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 You shouldn’t be here It’s too lateThese 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 Chateau The Sentence PDF/EPUB ² Lafite worth £ to be preciseOdd 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 deedBaffled 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 businessBut 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 embroiled in the case he realises that these secrets must be exposed – even at the risk of death.