Anthony Horowitz – The Sentence Is Death

Death, deception, and a detective with quite a lot to hide stalk Anthony Horowitz’s brilliant murder mystery, the second in the best-selling series starring Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne.

You shouldnt be here. Its too late….

These, heard over the phone, were the last recorded words of successful celebrity-divorce lawyer Richard Pryce, found bludgeoned to death in his bachelor pad with a bottle of wine – a 1982 Chateau Lafite worth 3,000, to be precise.

Odd, considering he didnt drink. Why this bottle? And why those words? And why was a three-digit number painted on the wall by the killer? And, most importantly, which of the mans many, many enemies did the deed?

Baffled, the police are forced to bring in Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne and his sidekick, the author Anthony, whos really getting rather good at this murder investigation business.

But as Hawthorne takes on the case with characteristic relish, it becomes clear that he, too, has secrets to hide. As our reluctant narrator becomes ever more embroiled in the case, he realizes that these secrets must be exposed – even at the risk of death….

Author: Anthony Horowitz
Narrator: Rory Kinnear
Duration: 8 hours 36 minutes
Released: 19 Apr 2006
Publisher: HarperAudio
Language: English

User Review:

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I almost returned this book because of the narration. Most of it is very good – especially the two main characters. But I had to turn it off and switch to reading the library book on kindle when the female police officer and a couple of other supporting characters spoke. The officers voice was a shrill squawking that I just could not tolerate. Unfortunately there is a lot of her in this book.