The Word is Murder - AH writes himself into his novel

The Word is Murder - AH writes himself into his novel

Postby starlight » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:39 am

Oh dear. A loud miaow to this review of AH's latest oeuvre :awkward:, in which the critic seems to have the author pegged as a self-publicist. No kidding :sherlock:! :lol:

https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/bo ... 13686.html

To set the scene: it seems as if the novel features AH as a character, which opens up a little world of interest for us fans of Foyle's War :geek:
... it is the gossipy details of his life as a successful screenwriter (of Foyle’s War and Injustice) that grip. His meetings with Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson, and his views on “that curious love triangle: actor, writer, script”, prove far more intriguing than the plot, which has all the emotional depth of Cluedo. Sorry, luvvie, once more with feeling…

So, snarks aside, The Word is Murder sounds as if it's worth a look.
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Re: The Word is Murder - AH writes himself into his novel

Postby Wolesley » Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:55 pm

Crikey, yes, if he even hints at working with a certain Actor I'll be reading this book! :eek: :biggrin: :foyle1:

A strange conceit to make himself a character, but let's hear him out... :rofl:

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Re: The Word is Murder - AH writes himself into his novel

Postby starlight » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:41 am

AH stands up for himself in a Guardian interview:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/ ... th-threats
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Re: The Word is Murder - AH writes himself into his novel

Postby Wolesley » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:24 pm

My goodness, he does seem to have been put under the microscope rather often lately. I agree with the article's title!
Also, I don't think I knew that his family home was called White Friars - the name he used for the Devereaux Manor in The Hide. Makes sense!

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Re: The Word is Murder - AH writes himself into his novel

Postby starlight » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:55 pm

Coo! I hadn't remembered that. Home of a family with a dark secret :eek:

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http://harrowonline.org/2017/01/11/harr ... -horowitz/
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Re: The Word is Murder - AH writes himself into his novel

Postby starlight » Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:06 pm

What if you like a book, but for the wrong reasons? :puzzled:


A interesting review of The Word is Murder by Jillybean's keen bookworm other half (as you might guess, he's seen his share of Foyle :biggrin: ).

https://cafethinking.com/2017/09/10/the ... ok-review/
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Re: The Word is Murder - AH writes himself into his novel

Postby Wolesley » Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:31 am

Excellent review, and definitely of interest to Foyle fans!
Makes you wonder if AH had to make an agreement with MK as to what he might say about FW in the novel series. Verrry interesting.

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Re: The Word is Murder - AH writes himself into his novel

Postby kitchentease » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:22 am

Yup :foyle1:
But, what does the brain matter....compared to the heart?
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