I recently finished The Word Is Murder.
Anthony Horowitz is an amazing writer, and I’d highly recommend his books to anyone who loves a well-written mystery. Mr. Horowitz has fictionalized himself as a modern-day Watson to a modern day Holmes.
The Goodreads summary reads like this:
One bright spring morning in London, Diana Cowper – the wealthy mother of a famous actor – enters a funeral parlor. She is there to plan her own service. Six hours later she is found dead, strangled with a curtain cord in her own home. Enter disgraced police detective Daniel Hawthorne, a brilliant, eccentric investigator who’s as quick with an insult as he is to crack a case. Hawthorne needs a ghost writer to document his life; he chooses “Anthony Horowitz”.
This amazing tale is an fantastic read, and I didn’t even begin to guess “who-done-it”. Well done, Mr. Horowitz!