The Twist of a Knife: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
November 2022
8 hours 31 minutes
Narrated by Rory Kinnear

In New York Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz’s ingenious fourth literary whodunit following The Word is Murder, The Sentence is Death, and A Line to Kill, Horowitz becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation—and only one man can prove his innocence: his newly estranged partner in solving crime, Detective Hawthorne.

“I’m sorry but the answer’s no.” Reluctant author, Anthony Horowitz, has had enough. He tells ex-detective Daniel Hawthorne that after three books he’s splitting and their deal is over.

The truth is that Anthony has other things on his mind.

His new play, a thriller called Mindgame, is about to open at the Vaudeville Theater in London’s West End. Not surprisingly, Hawthorne declines a ticket to the opening night.

The play is panned by the critics. In particular, Sunday Times critic Margaret Throsby gives it a savage review, focusing particularly on the writing. The next day, Throsby is stabbed in the heart with an ornamental dagger which turns out to belong to Anthony, and has his fingerprints all over it.

Anthony is arrested by an old enemy . . . Detective Inspector Cara Grunshaw. She still carries a grudge from her failure to solve the case described in the second Hawthorne adventure, The Sentence is Death, and blames Anthony. Now she’s out for revenge.

Thrown into prison and fearing for both his personal future and his writing career, Anthony is the prime suspect in Throsby’s murder and when a second theatre critic is found to have died in mysterious circumstances, the net closes in. Ever more desperate, he realizes that only one man can help him.

But will Hawthorne take the call?
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Matt S.

Really enjoyed this book and love the narrators voice!

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Gina M.

Don’t miss this one!!! I absolutely loved this 4th installment in Anthony Horowitz’ ‘Magpie Murders’ series! The narrator is fabulous with his intonations and distinctive voices. Putting Anthony Horowitz as a prime suspect was deliciously clever and humorous. We’re huge Horowitz fans and recently watched ‘Injustice’ on Acorn so the references to that series hit home. Keep ‘em coming!!

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Amanda H.

I had listened to the sample and I'm not a fan of the narrator's tone - it sounds very mono tone, cold and kind of robotic. (my google maps British navigators voice is better, not robotic sounding). This is the first thing that stood out to me. Second was how dry this intro is - nothing about it leave me wanting to hear more...

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