Welcome back to Standalone Sunday, the weekly meme created by Megan at Book Slayer Reads. I have done quite a few of these now but if you are new to the meme, it is dedicated to all the standalone books that tend to get cast aside or forgotten underneath all the popular series.
My pick for today is:
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 Pund, 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.
I have not read this yet but like with On The Other Side by Carrie Hope Fletcher, it has been on my radar for a while now. I’ve never read any of Anthony Horowitz’s books but this one appealed to me as soon as first saw it and as a murder mystery I know it is one that I will love. Maybe I’ll purchase it soon.
Has anyone read it?
What do you think?
Thanks for reading and have a good day!