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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… (tovább)

Eredeti megjelenés éve: 2016

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Orion, London, 2017
510 oldal · ISBN: 9781409159445
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HarperCollins, London, 2017
496 oldal · keménytáblás · ISBN: 9780062645227
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Orion, London, 2016
464 oldal · keménytáblás · ISBN: 9781409158363

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rohanoazis P
Anthony Horowitz: Magpie Murders

Hatalmas ötlet! Egy bűnügyi regény, melynek kerettörténete egy bűnügyi regény. Alan Conway kellemetlen karakter, de kiváló tehetségű és nagysikerű krimiíró. Megpie Murder című krimiét olvassuk a szerkesztőjével, Susan Ryelanddal együtt. A könyv egy igazi “locked room mistery”. Klasszikusan egy külföldi magánnyomozó, az osztrák Atticus Pünd és az ügyes, de a bűnügyek megfejtéséhez semmi érzékkel nem bíró fiatal asszisztense, James Fraser nyomoznak. Klasszikusan egy kisvárosi gyilkosságban. Kellő csavarokkal a végén.
A gépirat befejező, a gyilkost felfedő fejezete azonban hiányzik. És itt teljesedik ki a kerettörténet bűnügyi regénnyé, melyben Susan Ryeland kellő izgalmak közepette elindul megkeresni a hiányzó fejezetet. Persze, megtalálja, mi is olvashtjuk, ki is a gyilkos. Ez a megtalálás maga is gyilkossággal/gyilkosságokkal jár. És Suzan is megtalálja a maga gyilkosát.
Anthony Horowicznak nem csak regényei vannak. Elsősorban rendez és forgatókönyveket ír. Méghozzá nem is akármilyeneket. Az ő sorozata a Foyle’s War (Foyle háborúja), ő a forgtókönyv írója a Midsomer Murders (Kisvárosi gyilkosságok) nagysikerű első 6 epizódjának, a Pirot sorozat 11 epizódjának.
Ez pedig egy bravúros könyv. Jó lenne több Atticus Pünd könyvet olvasni, de, sajnos, Horowicz az utolsóval kezdi. Azért reménykedjünk, hátha megjelentet néhányat, az általa felsorolt címek közül.

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KNW I
Anthony Horowitz: Magpie Murders

Wow. A book in a book. What a splendid idea!
(page 2)
Wow. This man knows how to copy AC and Poirot ingeniously! I love it how certain sentences echo AC's. The layout, the detective, the crime is so alike hers, yet at the same time it is terribly different. AH is a genius!
(page 134)
Okay, AH ruined the book a little by the end, truly showing how abominable Alan Conway, the writer was, but I'm still in love with the idea that we got two mysteries in one book.
This was a library book but I'll definitely buy it for myself as I definitely want to re-read the AC-like book (the book within the book).
I didn't get who the murderer would be, in neither cases, although in the „book within the book” I got the message that the boy's death by the lake was important and I also felt that whoever cut the throat of the dog must have done it to Sir Pye too.
In the editor's investigation I had a feeling she was imagining it was a murder and although it mayn't have been a suicide, maybe it was a mere accident – considering that these days people really don't kill others in such a premeditated way.
I liked the editor ended up the way she did, and I was happy to feel her character true – even though she was written by a man :)
This is a really good book in many-many ways, I think everyone should read it :)
(I'd love to translate this. What a shame I don't have time!)
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Utóirat: ez a könyv nem átdolgozás, hanem AC (Poirot) fan fiction, de ez a címke nem létezik és a szerkesztők nem szeretnék címkeként felvenni.


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KNW I

'I must have been one of the last people who spoke to him while he was still alive.'
It would have been hard to speak to him if he wasn't, I thought. Always the editor.

II/46.

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rohanoazis P

‘I’m going to the church,’ he announced, suddenly.
‘What about dinner?’
‘I’m not hungry.’
‘Would you like me to come with you?’
‘No. Thank you, my dear. But I need time to reflect.’ He put on his jacket. ‘I need to ask for forgiveness.’
‘You haven’t done anything.’
‘I’ve said things that I shouldn’t have said. And I have thoughts in my head, also, that shouldn’t be there. To feel hatred for your fellow man … it’s a terrible thing.’

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rohanoazis P

Man was a complicated animal capable of extraordinary good and great evil –but he was definitely on his own.

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rohanoazis P

That’s the thing about funerals. They’re completely hypocritical. Everyone says how wonderful the deceased was, how kind, how generous when, deep down, they know it’s not true.

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rohanoazis P

the only way that book was going to change someone’s life was if it fell on them. (…) I’m not sure it actually matters what we read. Our lives continue along the straight lines that have been set out for us. Fiction merely allows us a glimpse of the alternative. Maybe that’s one of the reasons we enjoy it.


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