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Northshire Bookstore Online – Anthony Horowitz with Paul Doiron – Close to Death

April 16 @ 5:00pm-6:00pm


Anthony Horowitz will join us on zoom in conversation with fellow bestselling mystery author Paul Doiron to discuss the newest addition to his Hawthorne and Horowitz mystery series, Close to Death.

In New York Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz’s ingenious fifth literary whodunnit in the Hawthorne and Horowitz series, Detective Hawthorne is once again called upon to solve an unsolvable case—a gruesome murder in an idyllic gated community in which suspects abound.

Riverside Close is a picture-perfect community. The six exclusive and attractive houses are tucked far away from the noise and grime of city life, allowing the residents to enjoy beautiful gardens, pleasant birdsong, and tranquility from behind the security of a locked gate.

It is the perfect idyll, until the Kentworthy family arrives, with their four giant, gas-guzzling cars, gaggle of shrieking children, and plans for a garish swimming pool in the backyard. Obvious outsiders, the Kentworthys do not belong in Riverside Close, and quickly offend every last one of the neighbors.

When Charles Kentworthy is found dead on his own doorstep, a crossbow bolt sticking out of his chest, Detective Hawthorne is the only investigator they can call to solve the case.

Because how do you solve a murder when everyone is a suspect?

Anthony Horowitz is the author of the US bestselling Magpie Murders and The Word is Murder, and one of the most prolific and successful writers in the English language; he may have committed more (fictional) murders than any other living author. His novel Trigger Mortis features original material from Ian Fleming. His most recent Sherlock Holmes novel, Moriarty, is a reader favorite; and 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. Horowitz regularly contributes to a wide variety of national newspapers and magazines, and in January 2014 was awarded an OBE.

Paul Doiron is the author of 15 Mike Bowditch mysteries.The Poacher’s Son, the first book in the series won the Barry award, the Strand award for best first novel, and has been nominated for the Edgar, Anthony, and Macavity awards in the same category. Doiron is a Registered Maine Guide specializing in fly fishing

This event is presented by Northshire Bookstore in partnership with fellow independent bookstores Anderson’s Bookshop, Books & Books, Gibson’s Bookstore, Left Bank Books, and RJ Julia / RJ Julia Wesleyan / Bookhampton.

Please Note: To attend, you’ll need to reserve a free ticket for this event on Eventbrite in order to receive the zoom link. Please note that the “Ticket With Book” option is for shipping or pickup within the United States only. We encourage you to purchase a book from Northshire Bookstore to support our event program. If you are interested in international shipping please contact us at events@northshire.com.

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