Do you like a good mystery? <still only funny to, like, three people, but those people are loling right now. This week's recommendation is a murder mystery wrapped inside another murder mystery; it's not just good, it's great. Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz is so much fun. And, you get two mysteries in one; a classic Agatha Christie-style whodunit nestled inside a modern mystery.
When an editor begins reading the new mystery from their most popular serial mystery writer, she has no reason to suspect Magpie will be any different than his other Atticus Pund novels. Atticus, with the help of his assistant, will solve a murder that has wrecked a sleepy English town. The formula has been hugely successful for Conway, so why change it now? But, as she continues reading, she discovers just how different Magpie is. A real-life tale of jealously is woven into the pages of the newest Atticus Pund novel, along with a fun puzzle. Things really pick up when she reaches the end of the manuscript. This is where the synopsis ends because I don't want to give away too much. This book is just so clever and fun. Read it already!