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Virtual: Anthony Horowitz, "Close to Death" in conversation with Paul Doiron

Murder in Riverside Close:
An Evening with Anthony Horowitz


Join us for a virtual event with bestselling author Anthony Horowitz, as he discusses the latest installment in his Hawthorne and Horowitz Mystery series, Close to Death. This event offers an intimate glimpse into the world of Detective Hawthorne and the mysteries that await within Riverside Close. Register today for an evening of intrigue and suspense.

Close to Death BOOK COVER

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.

Anthony Horowitz

A native of Maine, bestselling author Paul Doiron attended Yale University, where he graduated with a degree in English. The Poacher’s Son, the first book in the Mike Bowditch 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. He is a Registered Maine Guide specializing in fly fishing and lives on a trout stream in coastal Maine with his wife, Kristen Lindquist.

Paul Doiron


A Zoom link will be emailed to registered attendees on the day of the event.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 5:00pm EDT
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Close to Death: A Novel (A Hawthorne and Horowitz Mystery #5) By Anthony Horowitz Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063305649
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Published: Harper - April 16th, 2024