Anthony Horowitz is a British literary tour de force, but not known well in the United States. Horowitz started as a children’s author, then became a screenwriter, writing the popular PBS series, Foyle’s War. He went on to write most of the early series of Midsomer Murders and several adult mysteries. Horowitz’s writing is fresh and fun, using a variety of literary devices to keep the reader engaged.
In The Sentence is Death, a high-priced celebrity divorce attorney suffers death by Chateau Lafite – hit over the head by an expensive bottle of wine. Private investigator Daniel Hawthorne again summons the author to assist him. Horowitz plots an ingenious tale, including a falling out between himself and Hawthorne, proving that Horowitz has more tricks up his sleeve.