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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: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/04/2018

_________________ SHE PLANNED HER OWN FUNERAL. BUT DID SHE ARRANGE HER OWN MURDER? A woman is strangled six hours after organising her own funeral. Did she know she was going to die? Did she recognise her killer? Daniel Hawthorne, a recalcitrant detective with secrets of his own, is on the case, and he's found himself a sidekick - popular crime novelist Anthony Horowitz, who's struck a deal with Hawthorne to turn his latest case into a true crime bestseller. But the case is twistier and bloodier than Hawthorne had bargained for, and the unlikely duo of detective and writer find themselves neck deep in danger. When the written word is your only defence, you know you're in trouble when the word is 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. Chosen as one of Crime Time's books of the year 'Raises the game-playing to Olympic level' - Guardian Books of the Year '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 'Splendidly entertaining, absorbing and difficult to put down. Hawthorne is an intriguing character' - Daily Express 'Sharp-witted readers who think they've solved the puzzle early on can rest assured that they've opened only one of many dazzling Christmas packages Horowitz has left beautifully wrapped under the tree' - Kirkus Reviews 'Deduction and wit are well-balanced, and fans of Peter Lovesey and other modern channelers of the spirit of the golden age of detection will clamor for more' - Publishers Weekly Please be aware that there are two covers available. The cover you receive may not be the cover image shown

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: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/04/2018

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 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 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.

Scorpia

Scorpia

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/09/2017

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.

Crocodile Tears

Crocodile Tears

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: Audio disc Release Date: 28/07/2017

Necropolis

Necropolis

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/07/2017

Evil Star

Evil Star

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/07/2017

Ark Angel

Ark Angel

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: Audio disc Release Date: 28/07/2017

Eagle Strike

Eagle Strike

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/07/2017

Russian Roulette

Russian Roulette

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: Audio disc Release Date: 28/07/2017

Point Blanc

Point Blanc

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: Audio disc Release Date: 28/07/2017

Ark Angel

Ark Angel

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/07/2017

Snakehead

Snakehead

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: Audio disc Release Date: 28/07/2017

Nightrise

Nightrise

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: Audio disc Release Date: 28/07/2017

Stormbreaker

Stormbreaker

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: Audio disc Release Date: 28/07/2017