This is a fun, twisty murder mystery within a murder mystery. It’s got some hallmarks of a classic Agatha Christie and a touch of the modern thriller as well. Two mysteries for the price of one, and both are very engrossing.
Each of the narratives in Magpie Murders is engaging and fluid, each with its own charm, though Horowitz’s joyful act of Christie ventriloquism is, in particular, spectacularly impressive. – Washington Post
Magpie Murders is an ingenious, twisting tribute to the sleepy English countryside murder and will thoroughly entertain readers of old fashioned detective thrillers. – New York Journal of Book
An ingenious funhouse mirror of a novel sets a vintage ‘cozy’ mystery inside a modern frame – Wall Street Journal