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The Sentence is Death by Anthony Horowitz
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really liked it
bookshelves: books-set-in-london, mystery

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Visit the London locations in the novel

I remember the feeling I had when I read the first of the novels where Anthony H appears as a character in his own novel. Wow I thought, did that just happen? Well it did and this is a second one just as good as the first with a twisty tale of intrigue.

It's a fascinating angle for a book as Horowitz writes of his issues of waiting around on film sets, how writers might be on a film set . As the book opens he is - on the set of Foyle's war no less when Michael Kitchen walks by. This is surreal on many levels as he writes himself as a character in the book. It messes with your head but I love it!

This is a very twisty tale and full of good old fashioned detective work - a series of strange numbers daubed on a wall, an expensive bottle of wine, a murder and some dark goings on in and around Hampstead Heath. The Old vic gets to play a challenging role if you excuse the theatrical pun.

Surreal and insightful in equal measure. And a darn good twisty plot.
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Reading Progress

Started Reading
October 16, 2018 – Finished Reading
October 18, 2018 – Shelved
October 18, 2018 – Shelved as: books-set-in-london
October 18, 2018 – Shelved as: mystery

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