Moonflower Murders (Susan Ryeland #2) by Anthony Horowitz


My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Many Thanks to Net Galley, Random House UK, Cornerstone; and the author for a chance to read and review this book. All opinions are expressed voluntarily.

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All Hail Anthony Horowitz, a master craftsman for churning out not just one, but two brilliantly conceived murder mysteries.

Book #2 in Susan Ryeland series, Moonflower Murders deserve to be read in order to understand the intricate web plotted by the author in both the books. Magpie Murders was out of the world and I was literally in heaven when I got an ARC of the sequel.

Like Magpie Murders, Susan Ryeland is back investigating a case. She is approached by the Trehearnes to look into the murder of a hotel guest following the disappearance of their younger daughter Cecily 8 yrs. after the murder investigation has been closed.

Where is Cecily and why did she call her parents that the investigation was faulty referring to Alan Conway’s book Atticus Pund Takes the Case which was published by Susan’s firm.

The reader is also given the golden chance to read another book in the middle of Susan’s enquiries as the story of Atticus Pund Takes The Case is given in its entirety.

With a host of characters and red-herrings, both cases come to a conclusion a la Poirot style making it a perfect homage to Agatha Christie style story-telling.

As a huge fan of classical murder mysteries, I sincerely wish that both these books are adapted to the screen and that the series continue as these have been merely a drop in the ocean for a crazy addict like me!

This review is published in my blog https://rainnbooks.com/; Amazon India, Goodreads and Twitter.

Blurb

Featuring his famous literary detective Atticus Pund and Susan Ryeland, hero of the worldwide bestseller Magpie Murders, a brilliantly complex literary thriller by Anthony Horowitz. The follow-up to Magpie Murders.

Retired publisher Susan Ryeland is living the good life. She is running a small hotel on a Greek island with her longterm boyfriend Andreas. It should be everything she’s always wanted – but is it? She’s exhausted with the responsibilities of making everything work on an island where nothing ever does, and truth be told she’s beginning to miss her old life in London.

And then a couple – the Trehearnes – come to stay, and the story they tell about an unfortunate murder that took place on the same day and in the same hotel in which their daughter was married, is such a strange and mysterious one that Susan finds herself increasingly fascinated by it. And when the Trehearnes tell her that their daughter is now missing, Susan knows that she must return to London and find out what really happen

4 thoughts on “Moonflower Murders (Susan Ryeland #2) by Anthony Horowitz

    1. Thank u Shalini. Yup , i can sense why it feels unappealing. The pacing is not what you expect in a thriller, there’s no urgency or tension in the unveiling that we are used to with whodunnits. But ‘Agatha Christisque’ 😆😆😆

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