THE TWIST OF A KNIFE: A Virtual Conversation with Anthony Horowitz and Shari Lapena

The Book Stall is delighted to partner with an amazing consortium of indie bookstores across the country to present New York Times bestseller Anthony Horowitz, author of The Word is Murder, The Sentence is Death, and A Line to Kill, among others. Horowitz once again inserts himself into the story in his new thriller THE TWIST OF A KNIFE. He'll be talking about this new release during a midday online program with fellow writer Shari Lapena.

This is a ticketed event. Tickets include a free option, as well as tickets that include a book with a signed bookplate. There is also an option to purchase a ticket that includes a book with a bookplate signed by the author and includes shipping.  For more info and to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE!

This event is in partnership with the following Bookstores: An Unlikely Story, Bank Square Books, Belmont Books, Books & Books, Brookline Booksmith, Book Cellar, BookHampton, The Book Stall, The Bookworm, Inc, Boulder Bookstore, Browseabout Books, Copperfields, Doylestown Bookshop, Gibson's Bookstore, Harvard Bookstore, King's English Bookshop, Literati Bookstore, Main Point Books, Maloprops Bookstore, Mystery To Me Bookstore, Northshire Bookstore, Novel., Oblong Books, Odyssey BookshopParnassus Books, Politics and Prose, Porter Square Books, R.J. Julia, Raven Bookstore, Schuler Books, Third Place Books, Warwick's, Wellesley Books, Wesleyan R.J. Julia

More About the Book: When a theater critic is murdered the day after panning Horowitz’s new play, he is arrested for the crime. Only one man can prove his innocence—his ex-detective pal, Daniel Hawthorne—but will Hawthorne do it?

“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 critics pan the play. 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. And 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 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? With a cast of characters that all have a motive, THE TWIST OF A KNIFE has distinct echoes of Agatha Christie, which will delight Anthony Horowitz fans and new readers alike.

One of the world’s most prolific and successful writers, Anthony Horowitz may have committed more (fictional) murders than any other living author, working across so many media, from books, to TV, film, plays and journalism. Several of his previous novels were instant New York Times bestsellers. 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." His award-winning novel Magpie Murders has been adapted into a six-part miniseries that’s now on BritBox, written by Horowitz himself and staring Lesley Manville. It will be on PBS Masterpiece this fall 2022. He lives in London. For more, visit:

Shari Lapena is the author of six internationally bestselling thrillers, including The Couple Next Door and Not A Happy Family. All of her books have been NY Times and UK Sunday Times bestsellers; three have been Richard and Judy Book Club picks. Her books have been sold into 38 territories. She lives in Canada.



Event date: 

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Event address: 

Online Zoom webinar!
The Twist of a Knife: A Novel By Anthony Horowitz Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062938183
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Harper - November 15th, 2022

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.