No matter how beautiful Crete is, no matter how she values her relationship with long-term boyfriend, Andreas, the daily grind of managing a hotel where nothing ever runs smoothly is wearing Susan Ryeland down. So much so that she feels as though she misses London. So when the Trehearnes come to tell her of their missing daughter and the connections both to a murder that took place in their Suffolk hotel over five years ago and to a book that Susan edited, she accepts their offer and boards the first plane to England.
Is the missing woman right? Is the solution to the murder to be found in the pages of Alan Conway's mystery Atticus Pünd Takes the Case? With so many suspects being economical with the truth, Susan realizes that she's going to have to read the book in order to have the slightest chance to solve the mystery.
In Moonflower Murders, readers will soon learn that Anthony Horowitz does indeed have a devious mind. This book is all about solving puzzles, and there are lots of them. If you wonder why the book weighs in at 608 pages, it's because you get two books for the price of one. Like Susan Ryeland, you have to read the Alan Conway mystery that Susan edited, Atticus Pünd Takes the Case, in order to figure out what's going on and who did what.