The Sentence Is Death - Anthony Horowitz

The Sentence Is Death

By Anthony Horowitz

  • Release Date: 2019-05-28
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 324 Ratings


Death, deception, and a detective with quite a lot to hide stalk the pages of Anthony Horowitz’s brilliant murder mystery, the second in the bestselling series starring Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne.

“You shouldn’t be here. It’s too late . . . “

These, heard over the phone, were the last recorded words of successful celebrity-divorce lawyer Richard Pryce, found bludgeoned to death in his bachelor pad with a bottle of wine—a 1982 Chateau Lafite worth £3,000, to be precise.

Odd, considering he didn’t drink. Why this bottle? And why those words? And why was a three-digit number painted on the wall by the killer? And, most importantly, which of the man’s many, many enemies did the deed?

Baffled, the police are forced to bring in Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne and his sidekick, the author Anthony, who’s really getting rather good at this murder investigation business.

But as Hawthorne takes on the case with characteristic relish, it becomes clear that he, too, has secrets to hide. As our reluctant narrator becomes ever more embroiled in the case, he realizes that these secrets must be exposed—even at the risk of death . . .


  • Main characters are not likable

    By South shore of Lake Ontario
    Not sure why I started reading this 2nd book in the series… I just have not grown to like the main characters. I don’t recommend this book or series.
  • Great read!

    By Duk Out
    True Horowitz style. Witty, amusing and carefully crafted story
  • Love his books

    By Megmuff
    Great characters