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Rakestraw Books "Live at Home!" with Anthony Horowitz & Peter Swanson


Anthony Horowitz, A Line to Kill

About this event

Rakestraw Books, Third Place Books, Warwick's, and Old Firehouse Books are excited to present a virtual event with Anthony Horowitz—author of Magpie Murders , Moonflower Murders, and the "Alex Rider" series for young adults—for a thrilling presentation of his latest novel, A Line to Kill. He will be joined in conversation by Peter Swanson, author of Before She Knew Him, Eight Perfect Murders, and, most recently, Every Vow You Break.

This virtual event will be hosted on Crowdcast.io. All ticket buyers will receive a link to the virtual event within 24 hours of the event.

Tickets are required for this event. All tickets include a copy of A Line To Kill which will be available for in-store pickup. If you require your book to be shipped, please contact the shop at (925) 837-7337.

About A Line to Kill:

The New York Times-bestselling author of the brilliantly inventive The Word Is Murder and The Sentence Is Death returns with his third literary whodunit featuring intrepid detectives Hawthorne and Horowitz.

When Ex-Detective Inspector Daniel Hawthorne and his sidekick, author Anthony Horowitz, are invited to an exclusive literary festival on Alderney, an idyllic island off the south coast of England, they don’t expect to find themselves in the middle of murder investigation—or to be trapped with a cold-blooded killer in a remote place with a murky, haunted past.

Arriving on Alderney, Hawthorne and Horowitz soon meet the festival’s other guests—an eccentric gathering that includes a bestselling children’s author, a French poet, a TV chef turned cookbook author, a blind psychic, and a war historian—along with a group of ornery locals embroiled in an escalating feud over a disruptive power line. When a local grandee is found dead under mysterious circumstances, Hawthorne and Horowitz become embroiled in the case. The island is locked down, no one is allowed on or off, and it soon becomes horribly clear that a murderer lurks in their midst. But who?

Both a brilliant satire on the world of books and writers and an immensely enjoyable locked-room mystery, A Line to Kill is a triumph—a riddle of a story full of brilliant misdirection, beautifully set-out clues, and diabolically clever denouements.

One of the UK’s most prolific and successful writers, Anthony Horowitz may have committed more (fictional) murders than any other living author. Two of his previous novels, Magpie Murders and Moonflower Murders, were instant bestsellers. His novel Trigger Mortis (2015) contained original material from Ian Fleming. His bestselling "Alex Rider" series for young adults has sold more than 19 million copies worldwide. As a TV screenwriter he created both "Midsomer Murders" and the BAFTA-winning "Foyle’s War" on PBS; other TV work includes Poirot and the widely acclaimed mini-series Collision and Injustice. Anthony regularly contributes to a wide variety of national newspapers and magazines, and in January 2014 was awarded an OBE for his services to literature. He lives in London.

Peter Swanson is the author of eight novels, including The Kind Worth Killing, winner of the New England Society Book Award, and finalist for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger; Her Every Fear, an NPR book of the year; Before She Knew Him; Eight Perfect Murders; and his most recent, Every Vow You Break. His books have been translated into 30 languages, and his stories, poetry, and features have appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, The Atlantic Monthly, Measure, The Guardian, The Strand Magazine, and Yankee Magazine. He lives outside of Boston, where he is at work on his next novel, Nine Lives, out in March 2022.

What You Need to Know to Attend:

Tickets are required for this event. Purchase a book-bundled ticket on this page to receive a Crowdcast link for this event. If you don't receive a confirmation email after registering, contact us right away at Rakestraw Books. The phone number here is (925) 837-7337.

Tickets are $30.44 (includes a book!). Purchase tickets HERE.

How To Get Your Book

By purchasing a ticket through this Eventbrite page, you will receive your copy of the featured book at in-store pickup. Please call us to arrange for shipping.

Event date: 

Sunday, October 24, 2021 - 10:00am

Event address: 

via Crowdcast.io
Danville, CA 94526
A Line to Kill: A Novel (A Hawthorne and Horowitz Mystery) By Anthony Horowitz Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062938169
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper - October 19th, 2021