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Publication Order of Detective Daniel Hawthorne Books

The Word Is Murder (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sentence Is Death (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Line to Kill (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Twist of a Knife (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Close to Death (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Anthony Horowitz is a published writer. in the United Kingdom. He is a prolific author and in addition to penning books has also written television series, plays, films, and done journalism work.

The author has penned over forty books during the course of his career. This includes the popular Alex Rider series, which was a teen spy series that sold millions of copies around the world. The book also ended up being adapted into a movie that premiered in 2006. The action spy movie was called Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker. It starred Alex Pettyfer as the title character Alex Rider, also starring Mickey Rourke, Alicia Silverstone, Bill Nighy, Ewan McGregor and more.

The movie follows a teen boy whose secret agent uncle ends up killed in action. As a result, he is recruited to MI6. He gets sent on a mission to get intelligence on an advanced computer system, Stormbreaker, and its creator. The movie had a forty-million-dollar budget but did not gross as much in theaters. As a result, what was supposed to be the first in a film shortage flailed as future film production plans were dropped. The story saw a reboot in 2020 when the television series premiered on Amazon Prime Video.

In addition to writing books for young adults, Horowitz also pens novels for adults. He was even given the permission to continue the Sherlock Holmes legacy, as the Conan Doyle Estate and Orion Books commissioned him to pen two new books starring Holmes. Horowitz did so, the first of the novels being titled The House of Silk. It came out in 2011 and was the top title for that season. The follow up to the first, Moriarty, came out in 2014 and was successful.

He has also been commissioned by the Ian Fleming Estate to write Trigger Mortis, a James Bond book that came out in 2015. He has also written some of the most successful television series in the United Kingdom. He produced the title and first seven episodes of Midsomer Murders. He also created and wrote Foyle’s War, a drama series that won awards. In 2011, DVS Foyle was announced to be the UK’s favorite detective.

He has also penned other dramas for ITV. One was Collision, which premiered in 2009 and saw seven million viewers tune in every night. He also wrote Injustice, a legal thriller for ITV 1 that premiered in June of 2011. In 2013, Foyle’s War came back as a Cold War Thriller. There was such acclaim and people wanted more so he penned one last series, which brought the show to its conclusion in January of 2015. He also penned New Blood, a show which was released on BBC iPlayer.

In addition to writing, the author belongs to the board of the Old Vic Theatre. He also contributes on a regular basis to many different newspapers and magazines, talking about various subjects and everything from politics to education. He also writes a travel column that is published in The Telegraph. He also has served as a patron to anti-bullying charity Kidscape and the East Anglia Children’s Hospices. He also became a patron to a charity called Home-Start in 2019, a charity that supports small local families in the Suffolk county area as they work through various circumstances.

He was given an OBE in January 2014 for his contributions to literature. Anthony has been writing since he was eight years old and writing professionally since he was twenty years old. He has also written television episodes for Poirot, Murder in Mind, and Murder Most Horrid.

The Word Is Murder is the first novel in the Detective David Hawthorne series. If you like suspenseful novels, be sure to check this one out!

A woman may have planned out her own funeral, but the question remains whether she arranged her own murder or not. Diana Cowper is the mother of an actor who is quite famous and has some wealth herself. One morning in the springtime in London, she goes into a funeral parlor with the intention of planning a service for herself.

Things get tricky when she is discovered just a short time after dead. Is it coincidence? Just six hours later she is discovered deceased, taken out with a curtain cord in her own house.

This is where police detective Daniel Hawthrone comes in. The smart investigator is also eccentric, and he’s as good with cracking an insult as he is with cracking a case. He also is looking for a ghost writer so that he can have his life documented. He picks Anthony Horowitz to do so. Horowitz gets taken in against his will and soon discovers that he’s at the heart of a story that he does not have control over.

Hawthorne is short, with a temper and moody, and also occasionally irritating. But the case that he’s taking on is irresistible to the writer, who forms a team with the detective. But it starts to become apparent that the detective may be keeping some secrets of his own to himself. What are they and will they impact the writer negatively, who sees them only too late?

This crime novel is well worth checking out as the author writes in a fictional avatar of himself, acting like the Watson to a modern Holmes. Get a copy of this suspenseful tale and see how it turns out!

The Sentence Is Death is the second novel in the Detective Daniel Hawthrone series by Anthony Horowitz. If you liked the first novel, be sure to continue the fun with this second tale!

Richard Pryce was a well to do celebrity divorce lawyer. His last recorded words were heard over the phone, telling someone that they shouldn’t be here as it was too late. Then tragedy struck. Pryce was discovered dead in his bachelor pad, bludgeoned to death with a three thousand pound bottle of Chateau Lafite.

The strange thing about this was that the man did not drink. Was the bottle itself a clue, left by the killer? There was also a three-digit number left on the wall by the killer. Pryce had several enemies and people who would have been happy to do this, but which of them was it?

The police have no idea and no choice but to consult with Daniel Hawthorne, private investigator, and author Anthony, who is tagging along for the investigation. Hawthorne takes this case on with the usual enthusiasm, but he, too, has secrets. As the detective and Anthony get involved deeper into the case, the writer starts to realize how important these secrets are and considers whether they need to be exposed. In the meantime, there’s a murder to be solved.

Can Daniel and Anthony get to the bottom of it? Read The Sentence Is Death to find out!

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