MAGPIE MURDERS Sneak Peek
Join us for some “whodunit” fun, and sharpen your armchair detective skills as we get an exclusive first look at the new Masterpiece Mystery! series, MAGPIE MURDERS. Based on the best-selling novel by Anthony Horowitz, this six-part adaptation weaves a real mystery into an imagined one and cleverly blends the characters and plot twists of both. Light refreshments will be provided, and we’ll watch the first episode of this exciting new mystery.
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ABOUT MAGPIE MURDERS
A beguiling murder mystery with a solution that will both astonish and shock viewers, the plot of MAGPIE MURDERS revolves around the character Susan Ryeland, an editor who is given an unfinished manuscript of author Alan Conway’s latest novel, but has little idea it will change her life. Lauded as “a magnificent piece of crime fiction” and “an ingenious novel within a novel” by the Sunday Times (London), Magpie Murders topped multiple best-seller lists including the New York Times and Los Angeles Times and appeared on the year-end Best Books lists of NPR, USA Today and others. Its international awards include the prestigious Macavity Award for Best Novel.
The television adaptation is scripted by Horowitz, who is known to MASTERPIECE fans for the popular World War II mystery Foyle’s War. It stars Academy Award®-nominee Lesley Manville (The Crown, Phantom Thread) alongside Tim McMullan (The Crown, Patrick Melrose) as Atticus Pünd, the Poirot-like hero of the fictional series penned by irascible author Alan Conway, played by Conleth Hill (Game of Thrones). Michael Maloney (The Crown) is Alan’s astute publisher, Charles Clover.
MAGPIE MURDERS premieres Sunday, October 16 at 9 PM on SCETV.