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  • The Twist of a Knife

  • Hawthorne, Book 4
  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Rory Kinnear
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (1,973 ratings)

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The Twist of a Knife

By: Anthony Horowitz
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Summary

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'I've written three books and our deal is over.' That's what reluctant author Anthony Horowitz tells ex-detective Daniel Hawthorne in an awkward meeting. The truth is that Anthony has got other things on his mind.

His new play, a thriller called Mindgame, is about to open at the famous Vaudeville theatre in Shoreditch. Not surprisingly, Hawthorne declines a ticket to the opening night.

The play is not enjoyed by the critics. In particular, Sunday Times critic Harriet Throsby gives it a savage review, focusing particularly on the writing. The next day, Throsby is stabbed in the heart with an ornamental dagger, which, it turns out, belongs to Anthony, and which has his fingerprints all over it.

Anthony is arrested by an old enemy...Detective Inspector Cara Grunshaw. She's still smarting from her failure to solve the case described in the second Hawthorne adventure: The Sentence Is Death. She blames Anthony for her failure. And now she's out for revenge.

Thrown into prison and brutally interrogated, Anthony is the prime suspect in Throsby's murder, and as a second theatre critic is found to have died in mysterious circumstances, the net closes in. Ever more desperate, he realizes that only one man can help him.

But will Hawthorne take the call?

©2022 Anthony Horowitz (P)2022 Penguin Audio

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Absolutely brilliant

Worth the wait … fantastic… hurry up and get the next ones out Tony !!!!! 😘

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Another entertaining book

I really enjoy Anthony Horowitz’s murder mystery books. It’s very well read by Rory Kinnear. Looking forward to the next instalment!

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is this really fiction?!

this book - and the series - are written so well it would be a work of fact not fiction. the characters are perfectly believable and relatable. the story line is too, believable and I had to Google to see if Anthony had ever been arrested. says it all 👍👍👍

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These books just keep getting better!

Another fantastic Hawthorne whodunnit! These books and the narration never fail to make me laugh. 10/10

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Fabulous listen

Read to perfection by Rory Kinnear. Great story, quirky and clever. Highly recommended as are previous stories in this series.

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Excellent in all dimensiins

Exceptionally well written and READ. the plot and being written in the first person, together will the wonderful voice kept me engaged throughout..

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Totally enjoyable

Totally enjoyable from start to finish I love this s dynamic duo and look forward to more books

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A Great Story

Anthony Horowitz read by Rory Kinnear: absolutely brilliant. I loved it. I got completely absorbed in the story and didn’t really want it to end.

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Best one yet!

I’ve absolutely adored this series so far, and this was the best yet.

Thankfully Rory Kinnear has dropped the dreadful DI Cara Grunshaw intonation from the second book and given her character a slightly less jarring voice which works far better.

A brilliant story that kept me hooked all the way through. We also get to know a little more about Hawthorne. He is the greatest mystery of all, of course. Cannot wait for the next one.

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Another brilliant book in the series

I just love the Hawthorne & Horowitz series - this one was another great story brought to life by Rory Kinnear’s fantastic narration. Fingers crossed for more!

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