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Dawn (goodreadscomdawn_irena)

Here is a great article on this new book that some might find a great read if you like : Sherlock Holmes, Henry Poirot, and Father Brown Mysteries . Some say he is as good as Agatha Christie. Mr. Horowitz was commissioned to write a Bond 007 movie and has written for the series Foyle's War and other mystery series .

The book Magpie Murders is Horowitz' attempt at writing a mystery in modern day to solve which is entangled in a unsolved mystery in the past!

One thing I love about reading good mysteries is exactly described by Anthony Horowitz and I wondered if any of you ever felt this way about reading mysteries . I am always attracted to a good whodunit with twists and turns but I never quite examined why I was this way . I just thought I liked to solve puzzles or was just curious all the time and then Horowitz came up with this :

" My thinking is this : if you read a mystery , you should get more than just , the Butler did it ! "in the last sentence . A whodunnit can be an opportunity to do other things, and I've become very interested in the whole world of mystery and why there are so many murders in literature and in drama, why we have an obsession with detectives , how whodunnits work and how they are written, the nature of writing.
.... Ideally you want more than more than just a series of red herrings; you want some thought and introspection going on as well ."

Loving mysteries is an obsession with many . Do not exclude me. When Anthony Horowitz spoke of wanting more from mysteries , I knew right away how he felt. The inner thinkings of a great Detective or a person thrown into the mess of solving a mystery is an even greater development into the mind and how that character who becomes so real to readers develops his/her unique ability to solve problems. You notice some of the greats that Mr. Horowitz refers to as Hercule Poirot, Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie , Father Brown , 007 Bond ,and many more. Each sleuth has its own , logical processes, eccentricities, and mysterious ways of their own when trying to solve a case and when working in relationships with others towards a common goal .

I really believe Mr. Horowitz has quite put his finger on the spot at the tip of our appeal to mysteries. We all are curious and love to try to understand that which we do not ! We attract to a puzzle no one can solve like a fly to a piece of juicy fruit ! We all desire to prove others wrong . Oh! Tell us No and well there we go off to find out why we cannot! It is human nature . Mysteries come in all shades and sizes with blood and gore and without . The best mystery in my opinion is as Anthony Horowitz describes , one that studies the mysteries of the mind as well as the mystery before you .

I just thought that someone would find this an interesting read when choosing their books. I have found I rarely give bad reviews on Goodreads because I really have a feeling for what I love to read . Maybe a bit of discussion about the authors and their works or new authors about our period could help us to pick Goodreads too!
Anthony Horowitz is very famous among the British and has a children's mystery book series that is very popular , he writes screen plays,and has written Father Brown episodes and episodes of Foyle's War. The book Magpie Murders comes out in June and it is written as a modern mystery with an unsolved 1920's mystery which must be solved too!

message 2: by Jan C (new)

Jan C (woeisme) | 1525 comments June 6, I believe.

I have read two of his books, The House of Silk and Moriarty. Both were fairly interesting.

In school I was assigned to watch a Sherlock Holmes movie for a biology class to learn about deductive reasoning. And in college I was assigned to read a Josephine Tey book, The Daughter of Time. The study of history is akin to solving a crime. You follow the trail to see where it leads, in history it would be a research trail. And some lead to some very surprising ends.

The reading of mysteries can be a lesson in deductive reasoning or an escape.

message 3: by Connie (last edited Jun 01, 2017 09:32PM) (new)

Connie G (connie_g) | 162 comments Magpie Murders, a book within a book, sounds interesting, Dawn.

I enjoyed Anthony Horowitz's The House of Silk, and thought he did a good job of portraying Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson.

message 4: by Dawn (new)

Dawn (goodreadscomdawn_irena) June 6, 2017

Jan and Connie ~ I am glad you liked the update . And I loved yours too . What a interesting project in school Jan . I would have loved to have had your teacher . Good mysteries have so much inside to learn and I am a curious cat ! I not much for the easy mysteries that are so predictable .

Connie - I have not read any of Horowitz's books yet but I know I will pick these up now ! I had just never heard of him before .

I am glad I stumbled upon him .


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