Anthony Horowitz – A Line to Kill


Anthony Horowitz is the internationally acclaimed author of Alex Rider, Foyle’s War, Sherlock Holmes, James Bond (a third Bond novel by Anthony Horowitz to come in 2022), TV and film writer and occasional journalist.  Anthony has penned an addition to the successful ‘Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne’ series, A Line to Kill, released last month on 19 August. A Line to Kill can be purchased at stores via this link with signed versions to be found at Waterstones if you’re quick!


Synopsis taken from

There has never been a murder on Alderney.

‘I couldn’t see the sea from my bedroom, but I could hear the waves breaking in the distance. They reminded me that I was on a tiny island. And I was trapped.’

It’s a tiny island, just three miles long and a mile and a half wide. The perfect location for a brand-new literary festival. Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne has been invited to talk about his new book. The writer, Anthony Horowitz, travels with him.


Very soon they discover that all is not as it should be. 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…




Witty, wry, clever, a fabulous detective story and perfect summer reading’ 



‘Funny, intriguing, thrilling and thought-provoking: a marvellous mystery’ 



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