Virtual Event: Anthony Horowitz


The Twist of A Knife

in conversation with SHARI LAPENA


November 15, 2022
12:00 PM ET


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$36.00 (hardcover book included) - On Sale Now $0.00 (admission only)

Harvard Book Store joins Politics and Prose and bookstores across the country to welcome New York Times bestselling mystery and thriller author ANTHONY HOROWITZ for a discussion of his anticipated new book The Twist of a Knife, in conversation with international bestselling author SHARI LAPENA.

Participating Book Stores

An Unlikely Story, Bank Square Books, Belmont Books, Books & Books, Bookline Booksmith, Book Cellar, BookHampton, Book Stall, Boulder Bookstore, Browseabout Books, Copperfields, Doylestown Bookshop, Gibson's Bookstore, Harvard Bookstore, King's English Bookshop, Literati, Main Point Books, Malaprops Bookstore, Mystery To Me Bookstore, Mystic Books Inc, Northshire, Novel, Oblong Books, Odyssey Bookshop, Parnassus, Politics & Prose, Porter Square Books, R.J. Julia, Raven Bookstore, Schuler Books, The Bookworm, Inc, Thirdplace Books, Warwick's, Wellesley Books, and Wesleyan R.J. Julia 




There are two ticket options available for this event.

Book-Included Ticket: Includes admission for one and one paperback copy of Drunk On Love.

Admission-Only Ticket: Includes admission for one.

Refund Policy: Please note that event ticket purchases are non-refundable and non-returnable.


There are two ticket options available for this event.

Admission Ticket (book included) - $36.00: Includes one admission link, one copy of The Twist of a Knife, and one bookplate signed by the author. US shipping also included. Books will be shipped to ticket-holders following the event. Please note: we are unable to ship internationally.

Free Admission Only Ticket: Includes one admission link.

About The Twist of a Knife

“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 play is panned by the critics. 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.

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 in Throsby’s murder 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?

Praise for The Twist of a Knife

“Playful ... An efficiently old-fashioned whodunit with all the surprises you'd expect.” —Kirkus Reviews

Anthony Horowitz
Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz is one of the most prolific and successful writers working in the UK and is unique for working across so many media. Anthony is a born polymath; juggling writing books, TV series, films, plays and journalism. He has written over 40 books including the bestselling teen spy series Alex Rider, which he adapted into a movie that was released worldwide in 2006. His highly anticipated novel, Oblivion, the epic conclusion to the Power of Five series, was published in October 2012. Anthony is also an acclaimed writer for adults and was commissioned by the Conan Doyle Estate and Orion Books to write two new Sherlock Holmes novels. He was awarded an OBE for his services to literature in January 2014.

Shari Lapena
Shari Lapena

Shari Lapena

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 New York 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.

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