The 3rd in an entertaining series where the author himself is in the story, a dim bulb Watson to investigator Daniel Hawthorne — who’s a gruff, modern Sherlock.
It was a goal to have Horowitz the “the most stupid person in the book“. 😀
In this one Horowitz convinces Hawthorn to join him at a book festival on tiny Alderney island, just three miles long and a mile and a half wide.
… 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…anthonyhorowitz.com
Kids invited over 20 authors to their actual literary festival — and none responded aside from Horowitz. That visit inspired this book.
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Still good — but I found this to be the weakest of the three in the trilogy.
Horowitz claims there will only be 3 books. But you never know.