Anthony Horowitz has an author’s Midas touch, equally at home penning Sherlock Holmes or James Bond novels, hit TV series like Foyle’s War or, of course ,his enormously successful Alex Rider series for teenagers. Now in The Word is Murder he brings us a perfect page-turner of a thriller: A wealthy woman strangled six hours after she’s arranged her own funeral; a very private detective uncovering secrets but hiding his own; a reluctant author drawn into a story he can’t control. What do they have in common? A great author gathers us all at Marylebone (if not in the living-room) to slip us some clues.
Anthony Horowitz will be in conversation with Nicola Upson, author of the hugely popular Josephine Tey series of novels, the latest of which, Nine Lessons, is due next month.