Everything you need to understand or teach The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz.
The Word is Murder is a mystery novel by Anthony Horowitz. The story follows Daniel Hawthorne, a brilliant, but disgraced detective. he is accompanied Anthony Horowitz, a brilliant, but insecure writer, who is a fictionalized version of the author. Together, Hawthorne and Horowitz investigate a mysterious death. Told from the first-person perspective of the author, the narrative also serves as a guide for writers. The novel explores themes of disagreement, morality, truth, chance, and writing as an art form.