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Magpie Murders - A Novel

Anthony Horowitz

"Magpie Murders is a double puzzle for puzzle fans, who don't often get the classicism they want from contemporary thrillers." --Janet Maslin, The New York Times From the New York Times bestselling author of Moriarty and Trigger Mortis, this fiendishly brilliant, riveting thriller weaves a classic whodunit worthy of Agatha Christie into a chilling, ingeniously original modern-day mystery. When editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has no reason to think it will be much different from any of his others. After working with the bestselling crime writer for years, she's intimately familiar with his detective, Atticus Pünd, who solves mysteries disturbing sleepy English villages. An homage to queens of classic British crime such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, Alan's traditional formula has proved hugely successful. So successful that Susan must continue to put up with his troubling behavior if she wants to keep her job. Conway's latest tale has Atticus Pünd investigating a murder at Pye Hall, a local manor house. Yes, there are dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects, but the more Susan reads, the more she's convinced that there is another story hidden in the pages of the manuscript: one of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition, and murder. Masterful, clever, and relentlessly suspenseful, Magpie Murders is a deviously dark take on vintage English crime fiction in which the listener becomes the detective.

"Magpie Murders is a double puzzle for puzzle fans, who don't often get the classicism they want from contemporary thrillers." --Janet Maslin, The New York Times From the New York Times bestselling author of Moriarty and Trigger Mortis, this fiendishly brilliant, riveting thriller weaves a classic whodunit worthy of Agatha Christie into a chilling, ingeniously original modern-day mystery. When editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has no reason to think it will be much different from any of his others. After working with the bestselling crime writer for years, she's intimately familiar with his detective, Atticus Pünd, who solves mysteries disturbing sleepy English villages. An homage to queens of classic British crime such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, Alan's traditional formula has proved hugely successful. So successful that Susan must continue to put up with his troubling behavior if she wants to keep her job. Conway's latest tale has Atticus Pünd investigating a murder at Pye Hall, a local manor house. Yes, there are dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects, but the more Susan reads, the more she's convinced that there is another story hidden in the pages of the manuscript: one of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition, and murder. Masterful, clever, and relentlessly suspenseful, Magpie Murders is a deviously dark take on vintage English crime fiction in which the listener becomes the detective.
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"Magpie Murders is a double puzzle for puzzle fans, who don't often get the classicism they want from contemporary thrillers." --Janet Maslin, The New York Times From the New York Times bestselling author of Moriarty and Trigger Mortis, this fiendishly brilliant, riveting thriller weaves a classic whodunit worthy of Agatha Christie into a chilling, ingeniously original modern-day mystery. When editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has no reason to think it will be much different from any of his others. After working with the bestselling crime writer for years, she's intimately familiar with his detective, Atticus Pünd, who solves mysteries disturbing sleepy English villages. An homage to queens of classic British crime such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, Alan's traditional formula has proved hugely successful. So successful that Susan must continue to put up with his troubling behavior if she wants to keep her job. Conway's latest tale has Atticus Pünd investigating a murder at Pye Hall, a local manor house. Yes, there are dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects, but the more Susan reads, the more she's convinced that there is another story hidden in the pages of the manuscript: one of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition, and murder. Masterful, clever, and relentlessly suspenseful, Magpie Murders is a deviously dark take on vintage English crime fiction in which the listener becomes the detective.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Samantha Bond, Allan Corduner

Length:

15h 49m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

09:26


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

05:03


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

11:51


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

18:09


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

07:50


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

11:00


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

12:29


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

05:04


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

10:12


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

12:00


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

20:52


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

02:21


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

07:35


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

09:25


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

08:12


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

05:37


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

08:41


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

05:21


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

04:52


Part 3, Chapter 1
Part 3, Chapter 1

25:54


Part 3, Chapter 2
Part 3, Chapter 2

09:44


Part 3, Chapter 3
Part 3, Chapter 3

06:52


Part 3, Chapter 4
Part 3, Chapter 4

10:01


Part 3, Chapter 5
Part 3, Chapter 5

07:35


Part 3, Chapter 6
Part 3, Chapter 6

16:06


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

04:45


Part 4, Chapter 1
Part 4, Chapter 1

06:52


Part 4, Chapter 2
Part 4, Chapter 2

09:14


Part 4, Chapter 3
Part 4, Chapter 3

09:31


Part 4, Chapter 4
Part 4, Chapter 4

17:48


Part 4, Chapter 5
Part 4, Chapter 5

16:03


Part 4, Chapter 6
Part 4, Chapter 6

15:43


Part 4, Chapter 7
Part 4, Chapter 7

09:30


Part 4, Chapter 8
Part 4, Chapter 8

19:53


Part 5, Chapter 1
Part 5, Chapter 1

10:05


Part 5, Chapter 2
Part 5, Chapter 2

09:32


Part 5, Chapter 3
Part 5, Chapter 3

10:57


Part 5, Chapter 4
Part 5, Chapter 4

13:15


Part 5, Chapter 5
Part 5, Chapter 5

11:22


Part 5, Chapter 6
Part 5, Chapter 6

03:27


Part 5, Chapter 7
Part 5, Chapter 7

01:44


Part 6, Chapter 1
Part 6, Chapter 1

38:22


Part 6, Chapter 2
Part 6, Chapter 2

03:27


Part 6, Chapter 3
Part 6, Chapter 3

12:35


Part 6, Chapter 4
Part 6, Chapter 4

17:25


Part 6, Chapter 5
Part 6, Chapter 5

12:50


Part 6, Chapter 6
Part 6, Chapter 6

28:21


Part 6, Chapter 7
Part 6, Chapter 7

08:51


Part 6, Chapter 8
Part 6, Chapter 8

07:47


Part 6, Chapter 9
Part 6, Chapter 9

15:04


Part 6, Chapter 10
Part 6, Chapter 10

09:54


Part 6, Chapter 11
Part 6, Chapter 11

19:49


Part 6, Chapter 12
Part 6, Chapter 12

21:40


Part 6, Chapter 13
Part 6, Chapter 13

09:54


Part 6, Chapter 14
Part 6, Chapter 14

20:40


Part 6, Chapter 15
Part 6, Chapter 15

11:47


Part 6, Chapter 16
Part 6, Chapter 16

11:29


Part 6, Chapter 17
Part 6, Chapter 17

29:08


Part 6, Chapter 18
Part 6, Chapter 18

09:20


Part 6, Chapter 19
Part 6, Chapter 19

14:47


Part 6, Chapter 20
Part 6, Chapter 20

16:42


Part 6, Chapter 21
Part 6, Chapter 21

08:48


Part 6, Chapter 22
Part 6, Chapter 22

08:57


Part 6, Chapter 23
Part 6, Chapter 23

04:50


Part 6, Chapter 24
Part 6, Chapter 24

17:12


Part 6, Chapter 25
Part 6, Chapter 25

07:46


Part 6, Chapter 26
Part 6, Chapter 26

16:30


Part 6, Chapter 27
Part 6, Chapter 27

20:04


Part 6, Chapter 28
Part 6, Chapter 28

09:39


Part 6, Chapter 29
Part 6, Chapter 29

29:41


Part 6, Chapter 30
Part 6, Chapter 30

09:06


Part 6, Chapter 31
Part 6, Chapter 31

03:59


Part 7, Chapter 1
Part 7, Chapter 1

16:22


Part 7, Chapter 2
Part 7, Chapter 2

03:31


Part 7, Chapter 3
Part 7, Chapter 3

39:31


Part 7, Chapter 4
Part 7, Chapter 4

03:32


Part 7, Chapter 5
Part 7, Chapter 5

07:41


Part 7, Chapter 6
Part 7, Chapter 6

00:36