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A Line to Kill

A Line to Kill

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: Audiobook Release Date: 19/08/2021

I couldn't see the sea from my bedroom but I could hear the waves breaking in the distance. They reminded me that I was on a tiny island. And I was trapped.**** There has never been a murder on Alderney. It's a tiny island, just three miles long and a mile and a half wide. The perfect location for a brand-new literary festival. Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne has been invited to talk about his new book. The writer, Anthony Horowitz, travels with him. Very soon they discover that all is not as it should be. Alderney is in turmoil over a planned power line that will cut through it, desecrating a war cemetery and turning neighbour against neighbour. The visiting authors - including a blind medium, a French performance poet and a celebrity chef - seem to be harbouring any number of unpleasant secrets. When the festival's wealthy sponsor is found brutally killed, Alderney goes into lockdown and Hawthorne knows that he doesn't have to look too far for suspects. There's no escape. The killer is still on the island. And there's about to be a second death...

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Where Seagulls Dare: A Diamond Brothers Case

Where Seagulls Dare: A Diamond Brothers Case

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/05/2022

A hilarious new story about the world's worst detectives, by the bestselling author of the Alex Rider series, Anthony Horowitz. Private investigators Tim and Nick Diamond haven't had a case for three months and are down to their last cornflake. So when a glamorous woman comes into their office offering them a pile of cash to find her missing father, they think Christmas has come - only it turns out they are the turkeys! Before they know it, they are caught up in a case involving bike-riding hitmen, superhackers and a sinister far right organisation, the White Crusaders. The Diamond Brothers are in the soup and in it over their heads. With thrills and spills, and jokes on every page, this new Diamond Brothers novel will have young readers howling with laughter.

A Line to Kill

A Line to Kill

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/08/2021

'Witty, wry, clever, a fabulous detective story and perfect summer reading' KATE MOSSE 'Funny, intriguing, thrilling and thought-provoking: a marvellous mystery' ADAM HAMDY 'Horowitz ... playing Watson to Hawthorne's Sherlock, serves up a pretty kettle of fish, full of red herrings' THE TIMES 'With a colourful cast of characters, clever red herrings, a locked-room puzzle and chalk-and-cheese banter between the sleuths, Horowitz keeps the reader entertained and guessing throughout, in a wonderful take on the classic crime thriller' INDEPENDENT ________________________________________ 'I couldn't see the sea from my bedroom but I could hear the waves breaking in the distance. They reminded me that I was on a tiny island. And I was trapped.' There has never been a murder on Alderney. It's a tiny island, just three miles long and a mile and a half wide. The perfect location for a brand-new literary festival. Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne has been invited to talk about his new book. The writer, Anthony Horowitz, travels with him. Very soon they discover that all is not as it should be. Alderney is in turmoil over a planned power line that will cut through it, desecrating a war cemetery and turning neighbour against neighbour. The visiting authors - including a blind medium, a French performance poet and a celebrity chef - seem to be harbouring any number of unpleasant secrets. When the festival's wealthy sponsor is found brutally killed, Alderney goes into lockdown and Hawthorne knows that he doesn't have to look too far for suspects. There's no escape. The killer is still on the island. And there's about to be a second death... _____________________________________________________________________ 'There are some delicious comic moments as they encounter their fellow participants, including a loud-mouthed TV chef and a volatile French performance poet. A party thrown by one of the festival's sponsors ends in murder, but the best thing about this diverting novel is Horowitz's stream of self-deprecating observations about being a writer.' THE SUNDAY TIMES 'A golden-age whodunnit on steroids' KIRKUS REVIEWS 'There's no way out in this compelling whodunnit' WOMAN'S OWN 'One of my all-time favourite authors' RYAN TUBRIDY 'An irresistible whodunnit' SAGA 'Providing contemporary crime fiction with a much-needed revitalisation' CRIME FICTION LOVER 'A classic closed-room mystery with great characters and plenty of red herrings' CHOICE 'A clever light-hearted tale infused with the author's customary wit and panache. Horowitz's legion of fans will love unpicking the red herrings and connecting the clues here' NEWBOOKS MAGAZINE 'Horowitz's witty and crafty narrative is as evocative of the detachment and claustrophobia of rural isolation as last year's Moonflower Murders . . . Unputdownable stuff' THE CONVERSATION 'A cosy mystery echoing Agatha Christie' IRISH INDEPENDENT 'I'd swear Anthony Horowitz the love child of Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie' CRIMESQUAD 'Get in line for this one. It's terrific' MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Eagle Strike

Eagle Strike

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 08/04/2021

Eagle Strike by Anthony Horowitz

Nightshade

Nightshade

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2021

Get ready for action, adrenaline and adventure in the latest explosive Alex Rider mission by bestselling author Anthony Horowitz, now in paperback. In this adrenaline-fuelled adventure in the number one bestselling series, Alex Rider is sent by MI6 Special Operations to infiltrate a new and sinister organization known only as Nightshade. Alex is on his own, with the fate of thousands of people resting in his hands.

Moonflower Murders

Moonflower Murders

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 17/09/2020

A labyrinth of clues. A mystery novel hiding a deadly secret. A killer with a fiendish plot: a brilliantly intricate and original thriller from the bestselling author of Magpie Murders ______________ 'A beautiful puzzle: fiendishly clever and hugely entertaining. A masterpiece.' Lucy Foley, author of The Hunting Party Retired publisher Susan Ryeland is running a small hotel on a Greek island with her long-term boyfriend. But life isn't as idyllic as it should be: exhausted by the responsibility of making everything work on an island where nothing ever does, Susan is beginning to miss her literary life in London - even though her publishing career once entangled her in a lethal literary murder plot. So when an English couple come to visit with tales of a murder that took place in a hotel the same day their daughter Cecily was married there, Susan can't help but find herself fascinated. And when they tell her that Cecily has gone missing a few short hours after reading Atticus Pund Takes The Case, a crime novel Susan edited some years previously, Susan knows she must return to London to find out what has happened. The clues to the murder and to Cecily's disappearance must lie within the pages of this novel. But to save Cecily, Susan must place her own life in mortal danger... ______________ Want to read more Atticus Pund and Susan Ryeland? Order a copy of Sunday Times bestseller and the #1 ebook bestseller MAGPIE MURDERS, out now. ______________ 'Absolutely loved it. So clever, just masterful stuff.' Richard Osman, author of The Thursday Murder Club 'We all want to go away on foreign holidays - but I was reading Anthony Horowitz's new book based in Greece and oh my God I could taste the wine, I could see the sea, I could smell that lovely dusky air! ... It's so much fun, I'm absolutely loving it' Ryan Tubridy, RTE Radio One 'Showcases Horowitz's full battalion of strengths: the whiplash plotting, the leather-smooth prose, the bold energy and, above all, the bright spark of joy that ignites the best fiction. Sophisticated, literate novels aren't supposed to be so much fun.' AJ Finn, author of The Woman in the Window 'A mind-bending mystery to tie readers in knots' BBC 'There is no mystery writer whose puzzles make me think, 'Ooh, I can't wait!' more than Anthony Horowitz. He is a master of the cunning plot device, and brings zest and originality to the traditional murder mystery novel.' Sophie Hannah 'It is always a pleasure to read a new Anthony Horowitz mystery ... a wonderfully enjoyable read' Ragnar Jonasson 'Funny, profound and at times frightening, this is Horowitz at his very best. And the perfect jumping-on point for newcomers.' The Sun 'It's a complex plot, a novel within a novel, where the reader gets to grapple with the whodunnit both in the main narrative and through an entirely separate detective story[...] They are both gripping reads' Irish Times 'So clever, a story within a story within a story. A triumph.' Kate Mosse 'A masterpiece by an author at the top of his genre.' Adam Hamdy

Secret Weapon

Secret Weapon

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/09/2020

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.

Moonflower Murders

Moonflower Murders

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/08/2020

NOW AVAILABLE TO PREORDER A labyrinth of clues. A mystery novel hiding a deadly secret. A killer with a fiendish plot: a brilliantly intricate and original thriller from the bestselling author of Magpie Murders _____________________________________________ 'A beautiful puzzle: fiendishly clever and hugely entertaining. A masterpiece.' Lucy Foley, author of The Hunting Party Retired publisher Susan Ryeland is running a small hotel on a Greek island with her long-term boyfriend. But life isn't as idyllic as it should be: exhausted by the responsibility of making everything work on an island where nothing ever does, Susan is beginning to miss her literary life in London - even though her publishing career once entangled her in a lethal literary murder plot. So when an English couple come to visit with tales of a murder that took place in a hotel the same day their daughter Cecily was married there, Susan can't help but find herself fascinated. And when they tell her that Cecily has gone missing a few short hours after reading Atticus Pund Takes The Case, a crime novel Susan edited some years previously, Susan knows she must return to London to find out what has happened. The clues to the murder and to Cecily's disappearance must lie within the pages of this novel. But to save Cecily, Susan must place her own life in mortal danger... _____________________________________________ Want to read more Atticus Pund and Susan Ryeland? Order a copy of Sunday Times bestseller and the #1 ebook bestseller MAGPIE MURDERS, out now. _____________________________________________ 'There is no mystery writer whose puzzles make me think, 'Ooh, I can't wait!' more than Anthony Horowitz. He is a master of the cunning plot device, and brings zest and originality to the traditional murder mystery novel.' Sophie Hannah 'It is always a pleasure to read a new Anthony Horowitz mystery ... a wonderfully enjoyable read' Ragnar Jonasson 'I came to Moonflower Murders already a fan of Anthony Horowitz's unique and complex style of crime fiction from Magpie Murders... [I found it] very exciting to give her a voice, aware always not to go too fast because I couldn't wait to turn the page!' Lesley Manville, narrator of the Moonflower Murders audiobook 'So clever, a story within a story within a story. A triumph.' Kate Mosse 'A masterpiece by an author at the top of his genre.' Adam Hamdy

The Sentence is Death

The Sentence is Death

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/09/2019

'My favourite literary hero at the moment is Anthony Horowitz' - SHARI LAPENA, author of The Couple Next Doorand A Stranger in the House _________________________ Death, deception, and a detective with quite a lot to hide: the second novel in the bestselling series starring Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne. _________________________ 'You shouldn't be here. It's too late...' These were Richard Pryce's last words, overheard moments before the celeb divorce lawyer was bludgeoned to death with a GBP3,000 bottle of wine. Strange circumstances pile up. Pryce was teetotal, so why this bottle? Why those words? Why did the killer paint a number on his wall? And, most importantly, which of the man's many, many enemies did the deed? Baffled, the police are forced to bring in Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne and his sidekick, the author Anthony, who's really getting rather good at this murder investigation business. But as Hawthorne takes on the case with characteristic relish, it becomes clear that he, too, has secrets to hide. Anthony knows they must be exposed - even at the risk of death... _________________________ 'It's great fun and often hilarious to watch Anthony, as Hawthorne's biographer try to solve crimes while hopelessly out of his depth. This is meta-fiction I can get behind.' - SHARI LAPENA 'Anthony Horowitz gets away with murder in all sorts of ways and emerges triumphant' - THE TIMES, Books of the Year 'Pure pleasure for readers ... A must-read delight.' - WALL STREET JOURNAL 'This is crime fiction as dazzling entertainment, sustained by writing as skilfully light-footed as Fred Astaire' - SUNDAY TIMES CRIME CLUB (STAR PICK) 'A crime story that keeps you up into the small hours... a page-turning mystery' - METRO 'Sheer genius ... The narrative is hilarious and full of Holmesian clues and deliberate errors which will leave the eagle-eyed reader feeling just a bit smug. A joy from start to finish' - INDEPENDENT 'With its teasing mix of real and fictional characters, Horowitz's fast-paced novel remains tantalising to the final page' - DAILY MAIL 'Fans of traditional puzzle mysteries will be enthralled' - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 'One of the most creative writers in the country today' - JEREMY VINE 'Huge fun... It's hard to know why anyone who loves a good mystery wouldn't thoroughly enjoy the ride' - IRISH INDEPENDENT 'A new Anthony Horowitz novel is always something to look forward to. Anyone who likes a good Midsomer-style murder mystery will love The Sentence is Death' - CULTUREFLY 'Succeeds on all levels ... Horowitz has the Midas touch' - BOOKLIST 'This mystery is a worthy and witty follow-up to last year's best-seller The Word Is Murder ... brilliant and enigmatic' - AARP 'No one currently working the field has anywhere near this much ingenuity to burn' - KIRKUS

Alex Rider: The Complete Missions 1-11

Alex Rider: The Complete Missions 1-11

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 04/07/2019

Alex Rider: The Complete Missions 1-11 by Anthony Horowitz

Alex Rider: Secret Weapon

Alex Rider: Secret Weapon

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 23/05/2019

Alex Rider: Secret Weapon by Anthony Horowitz

Forever and a Day

Forever and a Day

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/04/2019

I was excited (of the jumping up and down variety) when Forever and a Day appeared in my letterbox, I am a HUGE 007 fan and can announce that this novel perfectly slots into place. The Ian Fleming Estate and Ian Fleming Publications asked Anthony Horowitz to continue the Bond series in 2015 with Trigger Mortis, after he had so successfully stepped into the world of Sherlock Holmes. Now comes Bond as the new boy on the block, Forever and A Day is the prequel to Casino Royale and original Ian Fleming material appears. This is how James Bond came into being as an agent and he does so in spectacular style. The first sentence is a humdinger, I was immediately on board and continued to read with pure enjoyment. Anthony Horowitz skilfully sets up the world of Bond, balancing the established with his own style quite beautifully. If you are a lover of the original series, I can vouch for this book, if you have only watched the films, I can vouch for this book. Forever and a Day is an exciting action-packed adventure of a read, it exceeded my (already high) expectations, earning it one of my picks of the month.

Liz Robinson's Picks of the Month
Scared to Death

Scared to Death

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/10/2018

The number one bestselling author of Alex Rider gives horror a whole new look in this mischievous collection of ten twisted tales. This chilling collection of ten nightmarish and fiendishly funny short stories is a perfect read for fearless children. From a train journey straight to hell, out of control robots with a murderous streak and even a television show where death is the penalty - these terrifying tales display the dazzling wit and wicked humour of master storyteller Anthony Horowitz, and are guaranteed to make your blood curdle and your spine tingle.

Scared to Death

Scared to Death

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: Ebook Release Date: 04/10/2018

The number one bestselling author of Alex Rider gives horror a whole new look in this mischievous collection of ten twisted tales.This chilling collection of ten nightmarish and fiendishly funny short stories is a perfect read for fearless children. From a train journey straight to hell, out of control robots with a murderous streak and even a television show where death is the penalty - these terrifying tales display the dazzling wit and wicked humour of master storyteller Anthony Horowitz, and are guaranteed to make your blood curdle and your spine tingle.

Never Say Die

Never Say Die

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/07/2018

Alex Rider is back in this brand new, explosive mission in the number one bestselling series. In this brand new, 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.

Forever and a Day

Forever and a Day

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 07/06/2018

***THE NO. 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER*** A spy is dead. A legend is born. This is how it all began. The explosive prequel to Casino Royale, from bestselling author Anthony Horowitz. M laid down his pipe and stared at it tetchily. 'We have no choice. We're just going to bring forward this other chap you've been preparing. But you didn't tell me his name.' 'It's Bond, sir,' the Chief of Staff replied. 'James Bond.' The sea keeps its secrets. But not this time. One body. Three bullets. 007 floats in the waters of Marseille, killed by an unknown hand. It's time for a new agent to step up. Time for a new weapon in the war against organised crime. It's time for James Bond to earn his licence to kill. This is the story of the birth of a legend, in the brutal underworld of the French Riviera. -- 'Ian Fleming would be proud.' Guardian 'A novel that feels very like a film... fast-paced, skillfully written... leaves you wanting more, and for serious Bond junkies is the next fix in a long tale of addiction.' The Times

Magpie Murders

Magpie Murders

Author: Anthony Horowitz Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/11/2017

'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

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