A literary festival on the island of Alderney, UK proves fatal for a few. Ex-detective inspector Daniel Hawthorne, along with author Anthony Horowitz attend to promote a book on a murder solved by the brilliant inspector.
A Line to Kill indicates that quite a few people on the island had motive to kill a local grandee and more connected to him. I cannot give away any more. This book was entertaining - a riddle of a story full of brilliant misdirection, beautifully set-out clues, and diabolically clever denouements. (cover blurb)
It was a good read, but I was able to put it down. I could tell that it was almost too enamored of its own cleverness, and I found it a bit annoying that the actual author had put himself in the book. As for the ex-detective, I wasn't drawn into his character. I got the book from our local library, based on a previous read The Magpie Murders, that was quite entertaining. A Line to Kill did not live up to my expectations.