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Anthony Horowitz - Author

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Anthony Horowitz is the author of the number one bestselling Alex Rider books and The Power of Five series. He has enjoyed huge success as a writer for both children and adults, most recently with his highly acclaimed Sherlock Holmes novel, The House of Silk.

He has won numerous awards, including the Bookseller Association/Nielson Author of the Year Award, the Children’s Book of the Year Award at the British Book Awards, and the Red House Children’s Book Award.

Anthony has also created and written many major television series, including Injustice, Collision and the award-winning Foyle’s War.

Anthony Horowitz as a child:
Born in north London, Anthony says, "I think I knew with certainty that I wanted to be a writer around eight." For birthdays, he asked for books, pens and a typewriter. His schooldays were not especially happy, more like something "out of Dickens or Dahl", and one reason he began writing books for young people was "to make up for the shortcomings of my childhood".

As an adult:
Anthony has an unrivalled reputation for getting boys, especially reluctant readers, into books. In 2007, Anthony was singled out by then Education Secretary Alan Johnson as the not-so-secret weapon to get boys reading. In 2008, Anthony was made the National Year of Reading’s first Champion Author due to his regular outreach work to Youth Offenders and Looked After Children throughout the UK.

Things you didn't know about Anthony Horowitz:
1. Anthony began writing because he wanted to be like Tintin.
2. He has travelled to all the places in the Tintin books (except the moon).
3. Snatchmore Hall (in The Switch) is based on the house where Anthony lived as a child. He had a nanny, two cooks, two gardens, a chauffeur … and he hated it.
4. He was sent to a revolting boarding school, Orley Farm, in north London. The headmaster and his wife featured by name in one of his TV episodes. He depicted them as mad Nazis!
5. He takes research for his books very seriously. He has walked across the Andes and visited forbidden criminal enclaves in Hong Kong. For Point Blanc, he climbed – and operated – a 150m crane opposite the Houses of Parliament.
6. He got married in Hong Kong. He didn’t understand the ceremony because it was in Chinese.
7. He spent a year working as a cowboy in Australia. This was for fun – not for a book.
8. His passion is scuba-diving. He has dived all over the world, including Sipadan in the South China Sea, where he saw hammerhead sharks.
9. He has a chocolate-coloured Labrador called Lucky. Lucky by name, but not by nature – the dog has been run over three times!
10. He is a major film fan and goes to the cinema three or four times a week. His favourite film is The Third Man. He is also a big fan of Alfred Hitchcock’s mysteries.

If you like Anthony Horowitz you might also like to read books by Christopher Fowler, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Anne Perry.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Anthony Horowitz

The Diamond Brothers in the Blurred Man & I Know What You Did Last Wednesday
Anthony Horowitz
Fun doesn't come more hardboiled! Anthony Horowitz's Diamond Brothers adventures, starring gormless private eye Tim Diamond and his much sharper kid brother Nick, have all the excitement of the Alex Rider books plus first-class jokes, lots of them. Adult readers...
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Reader ReviewedScorpia Rising
Anthony Horowitz
This gripping final mission brings together Alex Rider's old enemies to frame the teenage superspy in an unstoppable plot of revenge, from which he can never return. Pursued from Europe to North Africa and Cairo's city of the dead -...
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Reader ReviewedArk Angel
Anthony Horowitz
Ever since Anthony Horowitz introduced his boy hero Alex Rider in Stormbreaker he has had a series of sure fire winners on his hands. With the panache of James Bond restrained only by his age, Alex Rider acting as a...
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Reader ReviewedRussian Roulette
Anthony Horowitz
Bestselling Anthony Horowitz doesn't miss a beat in this thrilling new adventure that links back to his favourite hero, Alex Rider through the terrifying and gripping story of Yassen Gregorovich. Gregorovich is ruthless and calculating; he is a contract killer...
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Reader ReviewedEagle Strike
Anthony Horowitz
The fourth, thrilling episode in the number one bestselling Alex Rider series. Reluctant teenage super sleuth Alex Rider fights clever and ingenious villains and meets plenty of pretty girls whilst trying to decode a secret operation of a madman named...
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Reader ReviewedSnakehead
Anthony Horowitz
Undercover in a poisonous world, teen spy Alex Rider is back for another adrenalin rush adventure that will have all addicts of high-octane action and adventure clamouring for it. Guaranteed to enthral. Some of our readers, new to the Alex...
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Reader ReviewedScorpia
Anthony Horowitz
The fifth revelation-packed mission in the Alex Rider series. Still reeling from the terrible discovery he has made about his father, teenage MI6 superspy, Alex Rider, is determined to find out more. Travelling to Italy, he manages to infiltrate the...
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Reader ReviewedCrocodile Tears
Anthony Horowitz
As exciting as ever with even more action and suspense, boy hero Alex Rider is back for his eighth spectacular adventure. When Alex finds himself in great danger he turns to MI6 for protection. They are willing to help –...
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Reader ReviewedSkeleton Key
Anthony Horowitz
More edge of your seat thrilling action from one of the masters of suspense in children's fiction. Super spy Alex Rider is in deep water again as he is enlisted by the national security services again - this time for...
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Reader ReviewedStormbreaker
Anthony Horowitz
A fabulous story that crackles with suspense and daring and shows that a bit of cheek will take you a very long way. Alex Rider is fourteen when his whole world is turned upside down. Already an orphan, his guardian...
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Reader ReviewedPoint Blanc
Anthony Horowitz
High in the Alps, death waits for Alex Rider. Investigations into the 'accidental' deaths of two of the world's most powerful men have revealed just one link: both had a son attending Point Blanc Academy, the exclusive school for rebellious...
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Reader ReviewedRussian Roulette
Anthony Horowitz
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - One of the Lovereading4kids Readers' Choice Books of the Year 2014 - June 2014 Book of the Month Best-selling Anthony Horowitz doesn't miss a beat in this thrilling new adventure that...
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Russian Roulette
Anthony Horowitz
September Book of the Month Anthony Horowitz brought his internationally bestselling Alex Rider sequence to a close in 2011 with the ninth in the series, Scorpia Rising. But Anthony had unfinished business with the world of Alex Rider...
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Reader ReviewedThe Power of Five: Raven's Gate
Anthony Horowitz
A new paperback issue of the first book in the bestselling fantasy series The Power of Five by Anthony Horowitz. A sinister and incredibly atmospheric story of the supernatural; first of five in the Power of Five series. Matt...
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The Power of Five: Oblivion
Anthony Horowitz
July 2013 Book of the Month The fifth and final book in this best-selling series, Anthony Horowitz gives his eager fans a roller coaster ride in this thrilling finale to his supernatural Power of Five stories. Time has moved on,...
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The Power of Five: Nightrise
Anthony Horowitz
The third episode in the epic fantasy series by Anthony Horowitz. We asked some of our readers to review the first in the Power of Five series, Raven's Gate...
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The Power of Five: Evil Star
Anthony Horowitz
Matt Freeman wears a hoodie, has an ASBO and finds life tough. But he also has telepathic powers and a destiny which he needs to fulfil. He has already defeated the evil and malevolent Old Ones once at Raven's Gate...
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The Power of Five: Necropolis
Anthony Horowitz
Yet again Anthony Horowitz has come up trumps with an edge-of-the-seat thriller with some brilliantly spun twists that will keep you guessing right up to the very end. The female protagonist is brilliantly portrayed - the first time, we think...
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Oblivion
Anthony Horowitz
Best-selling Anthony Horowitz gives his eager fans a roller coaster ride in this thrilling addition to his supernatural Power of Five sequence of stories. Time has moved on, the Five have been separated and the world is now broken possibly...
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Alex Rider : Scorpia Rising (9)
Anthony Horowitz
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. This gripping final mission brings together Alex Rider's old enemies to frame the teenage superspy in an unstoppable plot of revenge, from which he can never return. Pursued from Europe...
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Raven's Gate (Power of Five) Graphic Novel
Anthony Horowitz
The long-awaited graphic-novel adaptation of the No. 1 bestseller Raven's Gate, from the creator of Alex Rider, Anthony Horowitz. A sinister and incredibly atmospheric story of the supernatural; first of five in the Power of Five series. Matt has always...
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Alex Rider: Crocodile Tears (8)
Anthony Horowitz
As exciting as ever with even more action and suspense, boy hero Alex Rider is back for his eighth spectacular adventure. When Alex finds himself in great danger he turns to MI6 for protection. They are willing to help –...
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Legends! Beasts and Monsters
Anthony Horowitz
Bestselling author Anthony Horowitz retells some of his favourite myths and legends from around the world with his hallmark vigour and energy. This one is Beasts and Monsters and the second one is Battles and Quests. He has put...
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Legends! Battles and Quests
Anthony Horowitz
Bestselling author Anthony Horowitz retells some of his favourite myths and legends from around the world with his hallmark vigour and energy. This one is Battles and Quests and the second one is Beasts and Monsters. He has put...
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Alex Rider : Crocodile Tears (8)
Anthony Horowitz
As exciting as ever with even more action and suspense, boy hero Alex Rider is back for his eighth spectacular adventure. When Alex finds himself in great danger he turns to MI6 for protection. They are willing to help –...
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Power Of Five: Necropolis
Anthony Horowitz
Yet again Anthony Horowitz has come up trumps with an edge-of-the-seat thriller with some brilliantly spun twists that will keep you guessing right up to the very end. The female protagonist is brilliantly portrayed - the first time, we think...
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Alex Rider: Snakehead (7)
Anthony Horowitz
Undercover in a poisonous world, teen spy Alex Rider is back for another adrenalin rush adventure that will have all addicts of high-octane action and adventure clamouring for it. Guaranteed to enthral. Why not also check out the audio...
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Alex Rider : Snakehead (7)
Anthony Horowitz
Undercover in a poisonous world, teen spy Alex Rider is back for another adrenalin rush adventure that will have all addicts of high-octane action and adventure clamouring for it. Guaranteed to enthral.
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Snakehead audio CD
Anthony Horowitz
The CD audio version of the undercover in a poisonous world, teen spy Alex Rider is back for another adrenalin rush adventure that will have all addicts of high-octane action and adventure clamouring for it. Guaranteed to enthral. Shortlisted for...
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Falcon's Malteser
Anthony Horowitz
When a dwarf comes into the office and leaves a package, Tim Diamond, the world's worst private dick, is faced with his toughest case yet. The office is ransacked and the package is found to contain simply a box of...
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Alex Rider The Gadgets
Anthony Horowitz
Contains fold-out blueprints of the gadgets used by the teen superspy in Anthony Horowitz's series. This work includes information from the first six books and technical specifications of the gadgets used in the series, as well as classified memos and...
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Alex Rider: Ark Angel (6)
Anthony Horowitz
Ever since Anthony Horowitz introduced his boy hero Alex Rider in Stormbreaker he has had a series of sure fire winners on his hands. With the panache of James Bond restrained only by his age, Alex Rider acting as a...
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Alex Rider: Stormbreaker (1)
Anthony Horowitz
A fabulous story that crackles with suspense and daring and shows that a bit of cheek will take you a very long way. Alex Rider is fourteen when his whole world is turned upside down. Already an orphan, his guardian...
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Alex Rider: Point Blanc (2)
Anthony Horowitz
High in the Alps, death waits for Alex Rider. Investigations into the 'accidental' deaths of two of the world's most powerful men have revealed just one link: both had a son attending Point Blanc Academy, the exclusive school for rebellious...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2005 Info Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Alex Rider: Scorpia (5)
Anthony Horowitz
The fifth revelation-packed mission in the Alex Rider series. Still reeling from the terrible discovery he has made about his father, teenage MI6 superspy, Alex Rider, is determined to find out more. Travelling to Italy, he manages to infiltrate the...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2005 Info Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Alex Rider: Skeleton Key (3)
Anthony Horowitz
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Best Book of the Decade. More edge of your seat thrilling action from one of the masters of suspense in children's fiction. Super spy Alex Rider is in deep water again as he is enlisted...
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Alex Rider: Eagle Strike (4)
Anthony Horowitz
Reluctant teenage super sleuth Alex Rider fights clever and ingenious villains and meets plenty of pretty girls whilst trying to decode a secret operation of a madman named Gregorovich. Every chapter is left on a knife edge, perfect for reading...
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