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Lunch places are regrettably sold out. A small number of places for the talk are still available – The talk will begin at 1pm, and doors will open at 12.50 – Please note lunch is not included with this ticket.
Sunday Times bestseller Anthony Horowitz brings us Magpie Murders, a deliciously dark take on the vintage crime novel. Using the signature ingenuity with which he brought Sherlock and Bond to new audiences, Horowitz brings the great British whodunit bang- up-to-date with a fiendish modern twist.
When editor Susan Ryeland is given the tattered manuscript of Alan Conway’s latest novel, she has little idea it will change her life. She’s worked with the revered crime writer for years and his detective, Atticus Pünd, is renowned for solving crimes in the sleepy English villages of the 1950s. As Susan knows only too well, vintage crime sells handsomely. It’s just a shame that it means dealing with an author like Alan Conway. But Conway’s latest tale of murder at Pye Hall is not quite what it seems. Yes, there are dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects, but hidden in the pages of the manuscript there lies another story: a tale written between the very words on the page, telling of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition and murder.
Horowitz’ novels The House of Silk, Moriarty and Trigger Mortis were Sunday Times Top 10 bestsellers and sold around the world; millions of children have grown up on his bestselling Alex Rider series. As a TV screenwriter he created both Midsomer Murders and the BAFTA-winning Foyle’s War. In January 2014 he was awarded an OBE for services to literature ~ he is something of a national treasure and we are beyond thrilled to be bringing him up to St Andrews.