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The Sentence Is Death by Anthony Horowitz

As soon as I finished Anthony Horowitz's murder mystery The Word Is Murder, I couldn't resist moving straight on to the recently published sequel, The Sentence Is Death.

You can read my review of The Word Is Murder, which explains the background to both books, here - but to summarise, the premise of this series is that Anthony Horowitz, the author, is a character in the books, so each one is the story of Horowitz writing, ostensibly, a true crime series about Daniel Hawthorne, a private detective. Anthony Horowitz the author writes about Anthony Horowitz the character as he accompanies Hawthorne in his investigations, weaving in real details about his life and work as he does so. 
The Sentence Is Death is another immensely entertaining page-turner, and I think it's fair to say that Anthony and Hawthorne might be my favourite detective duo since Robert Galbraith's Strike and Robin. The opening of A Sentence Is Death sets the perfect tone for the rest of the novel - Antho…

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