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Thu Dec 10, 2020, 11:41 PM

Magpie Murders

I just deleted the audiobook version of it, on loan from my local public library, after Part Six of a 7 part, 14+ hour production. It was a much longer investment than the one I made with Gone Girl, but pretty much the same ultimate reaction. I stopped liking the characters and the premise. In this case I actually felt I had been played as a reader and lover of mysteries.
Was it just moi?

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Mme. Defarge Dec 2020 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2020 #1
IcyPeas Dec 2020 #2
Mme. Defarge Dec 2020 #3
PoindexterOglethorpe Dec 2020 #4
Shrike47 Dec 2020 #5
PennyK Dec 2020 #6

Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2020, 12:00 AM

1. I like it, but I'm reading rather than listening to it. That might make a difference.

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2020, 12:14 AM

2. PBS Masterpiece is making a series of this. No date yet.

PBS’ MASTERPIECE announced that it will co-produce and broadcast Magpie Murders, a new drama based on the bestselling novel written by Anthony Horowitz OBE. The six-part series is produced by Jill Green and Eleventh Hour Films.

Lauded as “a magnificent piece of crime fiction” and “an ingenious novel within a novel” by the Sunday Times (London), Magpie Murders topped multiple best-seller lists including the New York Times and Los Angeles Times and appeared on the year-end Best Books lists of NPR, USA Today and others. Its international awards include the prestigious Macavity Award for Best Novel.

Anthony Horowitz said, “Magpie Murders is my most successful novel and it wasn’t easy to adapt. But I think the result is a completely original drama that will delight and beguile audiences in equal measure.”


https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/specialfeatures/masterpiece-to-co-produce-magpie-murders/#

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 11, 2020, 12:26 AM

3. Interesting.

Horowitz should probably avoid going to the top of any towers.

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2020, 12:27 AM

4. I likewise read it, and really liked it.

I liked the complexity of it.

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Fri Dec 11, 2020, 12:28 AM

5. I enjoyed it, myself, but thought the resolution stretched it too far.

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Sun Dec 13, 2020, 02:41 PM

6. Really. I loved it!

I read the book and I thought it was very good! although the sequel seems to be a bit draggy. I love Horowitz and read all of his adult books (except maybe the James bonds aren't my cup of Martini).

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