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Anthony Horowitz - Author

About the Author

Anthony Horowitz may have committed more (fictional) murders than any other living author. As a TV screenwriter he created both MIDSOMER MURDERS and the BAFTA-winning FOYLE'S WAR. Other TV work includes POIROT and the widely acclaimed mini-series COLLISION and INJUSTICE. He is also the author of a string of bestselling children's books, including the ALEX RIDER series which has sold 13 million copies worldwide. He has often claimed Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to be an inspiration for his work ever since encountering the Holmes canon, aged 16. He currently lives in Clerkenwell.

Featured books by Anthony Horowitz

Trigger Mortis A James Bond Novel

Trigger Mortis A James Bond Novel

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/05/2016

Literary legend James Bond returns to his 1950s heyday in this exhilarating thriller by Sunday Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz. It's 1957 and James Bond (agent 007) has only just survived his showdown with Auric Goldfinger at Fort Knox. By his side is Pussy Galore, who was with him at the end. Unknown to either of them, the USSR and the West are in a deadly struggle for technological superiority. And SMERSH is back. The Soviet counter-intelligence agency plans to sabotage a Grand Prix race at the most dangerous track in Europe. But it's Bond who finds himself in the driving seat and events take an unexpected turn when he observes a suspicious meeting between SMERSH's driver and a sinister Korean millionaire, Jai Seong Sin. Soon Bond is pitched into an entirely different race uncovering a plan that could bring the West to its knees.

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Trigger Mortis A James Bond Novel

Trigger Mortis A James Bond Novel

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/09/2015

James Bond is back where he belongs. Anthony Horowitz's new novel is a thrilling tour de force, sure to delight fans of the original 007 novels and new readers alike. It also features previously unseen material written by Bond's creator, Ian Fleming. The story begins in the lethal world of Grand Prix and an attempt by the Russians to sabotage a race at Nurburgring, the most dangerous track in Europe. Bond is in the driving seat but events swiftly take an unexpected turn, pitching him into an entirely different race with implications that could change the world.

Moriarty

Moriarty

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/10/2014

Sherlock Holmes is dead. Days after Holmes and his arch-enemy Moriarty fall to their doom at the Reichenbach Falls, Pinkerton agent Frederick Chase arrives in Europe from New York. The death of Moriarty has created a poisonous vacuum which has been swiftly filled by a fiendish new criminal mastermind who has risen to take his place. Ably assisted by Inspector Athelney Jones of Scotland Yard, a devoted student of Holmes's methods of investigation and deduction, Frederick Chase must forge a path through the darkest corners of the capital to shine light on this shadowy figure, a man much feared but seldom seen, a man determined to engulf London in a tide of murder and menace.

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Other books by Anthony Horowitz

The Word Is Murder The bestselling mystery from the author of Magpie Murders - you've never read a crime novel quite like this

The Word Is Murder The bestselling mystery from the author of Magpie Murders - you've never read a crime novel quite like this

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 24/08/2017

SHE PLANNED HER OWN FUNERAL. BUT DID SHE ARRANGE HER MURDER? Buried secrets, murder and a trail of bloody clues lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz's page-turning new detective series. If you enjoyed BBC's Sherlock, you'll LOVE The Word is Murder! A wealthy woman strangled six hours after she's arranged her own funeral. A very private detective uncovering secrets but hiding his own. A reluctant author drawn into a story he can't control. What do they have in common? 'A real page-turner. I loved it!' ALED JONES (ITV, Weekend) 'The beguiling whodunit plot is dispatched with characteristic elan as Horowitz blurs the line between fact and fiction' (Financial Times) A very clever and inventive mystery (Bookbag) A perfect detective novel in a unique style complete with an excellent twist! (Life Has a Funny Way of Sneaking Up On You) `With its unorthodox protagonist, clever plotting, brilliantly imperfect characters, and escalating sense of urgency and intrigue, THE WORD IS MURDER is an instant crime classic that will keep you reading as fast as you can... one of the best and most compulsively readable mysteries of the year. Hugely satisfying on every level. (Written by Sime) 'Will undoubtedly exhilarate not only crime and Horowitz fans but anyone who enjoys the sense of metafiction and fourth wall breaking found in books by authors like Lemony Snicket, Bret Easton Ellis and Martin Amis.' (Fiendfully Reading) 'A very addictive read... go get yourself a copy, right now' (Me and My Books) `The Word is Murderis an appreciation of the crime fiction genre and all the greatest crime fiction writers. It's a homage to our favourite detectives and our favourite sidekicks. The Word is Murder follows the conventions of the thriller genre but it also feels new and original. I found this book refreshing, incredibly readable and actually, the word I want to use is delightful!' Bibliomaniac blog `Clever and engaging' See Orange blog `A rather intriguing mix of fact and fiction' Bailey's Blog `This book has one of the most unique concepts of all the books I've ever read' The Stacked Shelf blog

Word Is Murder

Word Is Murder

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: eBook Release Date: 24/08/2017

SHE PLANNED HER OWN FUNERAL. BUT DID SHE ARRANGE HER MURDER? Buried secrets, murder and a trail of bloody clues lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz's page-turning new detective series. If you enjoyed BBC's Sherlock, you'll LOVE The Word is Murder! 'A real page-turner. I loved it!' ALED JONES (ITV, Weekend)'The beguiling whodunit plot is dispatched with characteristic elan as Horowitz blurs the line between fact and fiction' (Financial Times)"e;A very clever and inventive mystery"e; (Bookbag)"e;A perfect detective novel in a unique style complete with an excellent twist!"e; (Life Has a Funny Way of Sneaking Up On You)'With its unorthodox protagonist, clever plotting, brilliantly imperfect characters, and escalating sense of urgency and intrigue, THE WORD IS MURDER is an instant crime classic that will keep you reading as fast as you can... one of the best and most compulsively readable mysteries of the year. Hugely satisfying on every level."e; (Written by Sime)'Will undoubtedly exhilarate not only crime and Horowitz fans but anyone who enjoys the sense of metafiction and fourth wall breaking found in books by authors like Lemony Snicket, Bret Easton Ellis and Martin Amis.' (Fiendfully Reading)'A very addictive read... go get yourself a copy, right now' (Me and My Books)'Horowitz is a highly accomplished author and his writing is immediately engaging ...The whole book is exceptionally well executed''The Word is Murder is an appreciation of the crime fiction genre and all the greatest crime fiction writers. It's a homage to our favourite detectives and our favourite sidekicks. The Word is Murder follows the conventions of the thriller genre but it also feels new and original. I found this book refreshing, incredibly readable and actually, the word I want to use is delightful!' Bibliomaniac blog'Clever and engaging' See Orange blog'A rather intriguing mix of fact and fiction' Bailey's Blog'This book has one of the most unique concepts of all the books I've ever read' The Stacked Shelf blogA wealthy woman strangled six hours after she's arranged her own funeral.A very private detective uncovering secrets but hiding his own.A reluctant author drawn into a story he can't control.What do they have in common?Unexpected death, an unsolved mystery and a trail of bloody clues lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz's page-turning new thriller.

Magpie Murders the Sunday Times bestseller crime thriller with a fiendish twist

Magpie Murders the Sunday Times bestseller crime thriller with a fiendish twist

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2017

'Want to read a great whodunnit? Anthony Horowitz has one for you: MAGPIE MURDERS. It's as good as an Agatha Christie. Better, in some ways. Cleverer.' Stephen King 'The finest crime novel of the year' Daily Mail ***** Seven for a mystery that needs to be solved . . . Editor Susan Ryland has worked with bestselling crime writer Alan Conway for years. Readers love his detective, Atticus Pund, a celebrated solver of crimes in the sleepy English villages of the 1950s. But Conway's latest tale of murder at Pye Hall is not quite what it seems. Yes, there are dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects, but hidden in the pages of the manuscript lies another story: a tale written between the very words on the page, telling of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition and murder. From the creator of Midsomer Murders comes a fiendish mystery perfect for fans of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot.***** Praise for Magpie Murders - the gripping Sunday Times bestselling crime thriller: 'Ingenious' Sunday Times 'Thrilling and compelling with a stunning twist' Daily Mail 'A stylish thriller' Sunday Mirror 'A cunning reinvention of the thriller' Mail on Sunday

Magpie Murders

Magpie Murders

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: eBook Release Date: 06/06/2017

From the New York Times bestselling author of Moriarty and Trigger Mortis, this fiendishly brilliant, riveting thriller weaves a classic whodunit worthy of Agatha Christie into a chilling, ingeniously original modern-day mystery.When editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conways latest novel, she has no reason to think it will be much different from any of his others. After working with the bestselling crime writer for years, shes intimately familiar with his detective, Atticus Pnd, who solves mysteries disturbing sleepy English villages. An homage to queens of classic British crime such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, Alans traditional formula has proved hugely successful. So successful that Susan must continue to put up with his troubling behavior if she wants to keep her job.Conways latest tale has Atticus Pnd 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 shes convinced that there is another story hidden in the pages of the manuscript: one of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition, and murder.Masterful, clever, and relentlessly suspenseful, Magpie Murders is a deviously dark take on vintage English crime fiction in which the reader becomes the detective.

Never Say Die

Never Say Die

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2017

Alex Rider is back in this brand new, explosive mission in the number one bestselling series. In this adrenaline-fueled, action-packed adventure, Alex Rider is trying to get his life back on track after the traumatic events of his last mission. But even Alex can't fight the past ... especially when it holds a deadly secret.

Magpie Murders the Sunday Times bestseller crime thriller with a fiendish twist

Magpie Murders the Sunday Times bestseller crime thriller with a fiendish twist

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 06/10/2016

When editor Susan Ryeland is given the tattered manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has little idea it will change her life. She's worked with the revered crime writer for years and his detective, Atticus Pund, is renowned for solving crimes in the sleepy English villages of the 1950s. As Susan knows only too well, vintage crime sells handsomely. It's just a shame that it means dealing with an author like Alan Conway... But Conway's latest tale of murder at Pye Hall is not quite what it seems. Yes, there are dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects, but hidden in the pages of the manuscript there lies another story: a tale written between the very words on the page, telling of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition and murder. From Sunday Times bestseller Anthony Horowitz comes Magpie Murders, his deliciously dark take on the vintage crime novel, brought bang- up-to-date with a fiendish modern twist. Read by Samantha Bond and Allan Corduner

Alex Rider: Secret Weapon

Alex Rider: Secret Weapon

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2016

An essential collection of seven explosive Alex Rider stories by number one bestselling author, Anthony Horowitz. Ever since MI6 recognized his potential, Alex Rider has constantly been thrust into the line of danger. From a routine visit to the dentist that turns into a chase through the streets of London, to a school trip with a deadly twist, no day has ever been ordinary for the teenage super-spy. This collection of thrilling adventures features familiar and new assailants from the best-loved world of Alex Rider and also includes three never-before-seen stories.

Trigger Mortis A James Bond Novel

Trigger Mortis A James Bond Novel

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/05/2016

Literary legend James Bond returns to his 1950s heyday in this exhilarating thriller by Sunday Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz. It's 1957 and James Bond (agent 007) has only just survived his showdown with Auric Goldfinger at Fort Knox. By his side is Pussy Galore, who was with him at the end. Unknown to either of them, the USSR and the West are in a deadly struggle for technological superiority. And SMERSH is back. The Soviet counter-intelligence agency plans to sabotage a Grand Prix race at the most dangerous track in Europe. But it's Bond who finds himself in the driving seat and events take an unexpected turn when he observes a suspicious meeting between SMERSH's driver and a sinister Korean millionaire, Jai Seong Sin. Soon Bond is pitched into an entirely different race uncovering a plan that could bring the West to its knees.

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The Diamond Brothers in Public Enemy Number Two

The Diamond Brothers in Public Enemy Number Two

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

A hilarious story about the world's worst detectives by the bestelling author of the Alex Rider series, Anthony Horowitz. Meet the Diamond Brothers, the world's most defective detectives, by the author of the number one bestselling Alex Rider series. Wisecracking young Nick Diamond finds himself sharing a prison cell with Johnny Powers, Public Enemy No.1. His only chance of rescuing the situation is to nail master criminal the Fence. But first, Nick has to get out of jail...

The Diamond Brothers in The French Confection & The Greek Who Stole Christmas

The Diamond Brothers in The French Confection & The Greek Who Stole Christmas

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Two hilarious Diamond Brothers investigations in one volume by the number one bestselling author of the Alex Rider series, Anthony Horowitz. Meet the Diamond Brothers, the world's worst private-detective agency, in this Chandler-esque spoof from the creator of the bestselling Alex Rider series. Life as the younger brother of the world's most defective detective can be tough - and these two adventures will test Nick to the full. What connects them? Murder! And if the Diamond Brothers don't play their cards right, they could be next...

The Diamond Brothers in South by South East

The Diamond Brothers in South by South East

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

A hilarious story about the world's worst detectives by the bestelling author of the Alex Rider series, Anthony Horowitz. Meet the Diamond Brothers, the world's most defective detectives, by the author of the number one bestselling Alex Rider series. Tim is broke. So when a mysterious stranger offers him a wad of money for his overcoat, it seems like a stroke of good fortune. But there are worse things than being broke. Being shot, for one - which is what happens to the stranger, and could soon be the fate of the Diamond Brothers...

The Diamond Brothers in The Falcon's Malteser

The Diamond Brothers in The Falcon's Malteser

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

A hilarious story about the world's worst detectives by the bestselling author of the Alex Rider series, Anthony Horowitz. Meet the Diamond Brothers, the world's most defective detectives, by the author of the number one bestselling Alex Rider series. When a dwarf comes into the office and leaves a package, Tim Diamond, the world's worst private-detective, is faced with his toughest case yet. The office is ransacked and the package is found to contain simply a box of Maltesers. Who was the dwarf ... and why was he murdered shortly after his visit?

The Diamond Brothers in The Blurred Man & I Know What You Did Last Wednesday

The Diamond Brothers in The Blurred Man & I Know What You Did Last Wednesday

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Two Diamond Brothers cases in one sparkling volume by the author of the number one bestselling Alex Rider series. Meet the Diamond Brothers, the world's worst private-detective agency, in this Chandler-esque spoof by Anthony Horowitz, creator of the bestselling Alex Rider series. Tim Diamond is the world's worst private detective, but unfortunately for his younger brother Nick, the cases keep coming in. First a man runover by a steamroller, and then a remote Scottish island where the guests are dying. Can Nick and Tim find the murderers before it's too late?

Diamond Brothers in The French Confection & The Greek Who Stole Christmas

Diamond Brothers in The French Confection & The Greek Who Stole Christmas

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: eBook Release Date: 05/05/2016

Two hilarious Diamond Brothers investigations in one volume by the number one bestselling author of the Alex Rider series, Anthony Horowitz.Meet the Diamond Brothers, the world's worst private-detective agency, in this Chandler-esque spoof from the creator of the bestselling Alex Rider series. Life as the younger brother of the world's most defective detective can be tough - and these two adventures will test Nick to the full. What connects them? Murder! And if the Diamond Brothers don't play their cards right, they could be next...

Diamond Brothers in Public Enemy Number Two

Diamond Brothers in Public Enemy Number Two

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: eBook Release Date: 21/04/2016

A hilarious story about the world's worst detectives by the bestelling author of the Alex Rider series, Anthony Horowitz.Meet the Diamond Brothers, the world's most defective detectives, by the author of the number one bestselling Alex Rider series. Wisecracking young Nick Diamond finds himself sharing a prison cell with Johnny Powers, Public Enemy No.1. His only chance of rescuing the situation is to nail master criminal the Fence. But first, Nick has to get out of jail...

Diamond Brothers in The Blurred Man & I Know What You Did Last Wednesday

Diamond Brothers in The Blurred Man & I Know What You Did Last Wednesday

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: eBook Release Date: 21/04/2016

Two Diamond Brothers cases in one sparkling volume by the author of the number one bestselling Alex Rider series.Meet the Diamond Brothers, the world's worst private-detective agency, in this Chandler-esque spoof by Anthony Horowitz, creator of the bestselling Alex Rider series. Tim Diamond is the world's worst private detective, but unfortunately for his younger brother Nick, the cases keep coming in. First a man runover by a steamroller, and then a remote Scottish island where the guests are dying. Can Nick and Tim find the murderers before it's too late?