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I was born in Barcelona and have lived in the UK for many years now. I'm a writer, translator (English-Spanish and vice-versa) and I'm a medical doctor and worked in Forensic Psychiatry many years. I also have a BA and a PhD in American Literature and Film, and a Masters in Criminology. I've always loved books and apart from writing them I review them often. I write a bit of everything, check my books for more information and my about page for links. My blog is bilingual, English and Spanish.

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  1. This sounds interesting. With a bio like that, you’d think horror would be his genre of choice!

    1. Thanks, Jacquie. I think he might have “embellished” it slightly, although it seems the basic facts are right. He doesn’t mention his OBE either. He’s written tonnes of novels, but I’m not sure he’s written horror as such, although you’re right. I get the feeling he wouldn’t like to be that predictable, though! Take care and keep safe.

  2. His writing for the TV series ‘Foyle’s War’ was excellent, as was the series itself. I have also never read any of his books, though I have seen him interviewed many times on TV here. I am undecided about this book, but of course trust your judgement.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. Yes, and he also wrote the first seven episodes of Midsommer Murders, so yes, he’s very familiar but had never read him before. I’m not sure this is the best book to start reading him, but judging by it, I’m sure there are plenty of them I’d enjoy. Keep safe, Pete, and have a good week.

      1. I cannot stand ‘Midsomer Murders’. 🙂 🙂

        1. I enjoy the tongue-in-cheek aspect of it. I suspect some people abroad think all of Britain is like that… Oh, and the author has thanked me for the review on Twitter, so he gets extra points for that;)

          1. That was indeed gracious of him, Olga.

          2. 🙂 Have a great week, Pete.

  3. Can’t wait to read this. I enjoyed The Magpie Murders and I always like books by Anthony Horowitz including his children’s books. Thanks for the intriguing review, Olga.

    1. Thanks, Lizanne. I’ll have to try and get hold of The Magpie Murders, as I’m quite intrigued about what happened before. I can see why you like his books, and I’m sure it won’t be the last one I read. Stay safe.

  4. Anthony Horowitz is a very famous writer. There is usually a reason for that. This sounds like a good book, Olga. Thanks for sharing your review.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. Yes, he is and with good reason. Have a great week and stay safe.

  5. dgkaye says:

    Wow, thanks for introducing to this interesting writer and beyond. I’m curious so I’m adding it. Thanks Olga <3

    1. Thanks, Debby. He’s very well-known in the UK, and I suspect you might have seen some of his work for the TV at some point. His books for children and YA are also very popular. Stay safe, my friend. ♥

      1. dgkaye says:

        Amazing, thanks Olga. <3

  6. “A deviously dark take on vintage English crime fiction.” That’s the most appealing part of the blurb to me. Great review, Olga. The parallel plots are intriguing, and the structure sounds unique and so creative to me. Thanks for the recommendation!

    1. Thanks, Dianah. I’d never read Horowitz before, but I suspect it won’t be the only one of his books I’ll read. I’ve read quite a few books that refer to other books or stories, but they normally don’t include the whole book, so that’s quite different, for sure. Good luck with everything and stay safe.

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