The Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

Susan Ryeland is a publisher who must continue to put up with the unsettling behaviour of her star crime novelist, Alan Conway, if she wants to keep her job. Conway’s latest tale has Atticus Pund investigating a murder at Pye Hall, a local manor house. Yes, there are dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects, but the more Susan reads, the more she’s convinced that there is another story hidden in the pages of the manuscript: one of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition, and murder.

This is a murder story within a murder story and so entertaining you’ll find it hard to put down – well, I did!