One of the U.K.’s most prolific and successful writers, Anthony Horowitz may have committed more (fictional) murders than any other living author. Two of his previous novels, Magpie Murders and Moonflower Murders, were instant New York Times bestsellers. Other books include his most recent Sherlock Holmes novel, Moriarty, and The House of Silk. His bestselling Alex Rider YA series has sold more than 19 million copies worldwide. As a TV screenwriter, he created Midsomer Murders and the BAFTA-winning Foyle’s War on PBS. In January 2014, he was awarded an OBE for his services to literature. In The Twist of a Knife: A Novel (Harper), Horowitz the author writes Horowitz the character, splitting from ex-detective Daniel Hawthorne. After three books, their deal is over. He has other things in mind – a new play opening in London’s West End. But the play is panned, in particular by Sunday Times critic Margaret Throsby, who savages the writing. The next day, she appears stabbed in the heart with a dagger that belongs to Horowitz and has his fingerprints all over it. He’s the prime suspect, and only one man can help him. Will Hawthorne answer the call?