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Written by Anthony Horowitz

Part of the Alex Rider Series

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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 CD verion of this title which has just become available. Click here for further Anthony Horowitz titles.

Shortlisted for the Booktrust Teenage Prize 2008. The winner will be announced on 18th November.


Snakehead Synopsis

In the seventh book in the number one bestselling Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz, teenage spy Alex is forced into the Australian secret service. His target is the criminal underworld of South East Asia, and a ruthless organization known as the Snakehead.

The Alex Rider series has sold over 13 million copies in English and is published in over 28 languages.

The story of Alex Rider, reluctant teen spy in the order of his missions:

1. Stormbreaker
2. Point Blanc
3. Skeleton Key
4. Eagle Strike
5. Scorpia
6. Ark Angel
7. Snakehead
8. Crocodile Tears
9. Scorpia Rising

and Russian Roulette - The Alex Rider Prequel

For more news and chat visit the Alex Rider facebook page and find out more about the series and special Alex Rider events at

Snakehead Reader Reviews

  • Rachel Galbraith, age 10 - 'Another great book by Anthony Horowitz. Not to be missed.'Read full review >
  • Imogen Fisher, age 14 - 'I think that the plot and the idea of the book was interesting and in some places exciting.'Read full review >
  • Dylan Sweet, age 11 - 'I really enjoyed this book set in Australia.'Read full review >
  • Sam Harper, age 11 - 'A sinister plot to wipe out an entire island for profit but, with his godfather to help him, Alex isn’t facing this mission alone.'Read full review >
  • Alice East, age 10 - 'I thought I might get bored reading Alex Rider books as how can someone come up with even more deadlier missions again and again? I didn’t want to put it down and go to bed.'Read full review >
  • Joseph Kinder, age 11 - 'This seventh book in the Alex Rider series is truly spectacular, with boats, bombs and temples – and with a lot of suspense thrown in on the way.  Horowitz at his best!'Read full review >
  • William Longlands, age 11 - '5/5.  As normal this book doesn't let you down in the excitement stakes.'Read full review >
  • Jake Fletcher, age 14 - 'Seven Missions. Death. Torture. Alex has blood on his hand. No sooner after landing back on Earth does the poison of the secret services strike back...full of drama, death, fights and action. Again, it’s a mission that is dangerous.'Read full review >
  • Tomasz Hawryszczuk, age 9 - 'Another great adventure for the teenage super spy Alex Rider. This series is the best I have ever read. I would highly recommend this book and the previous six in the series.'Read full review >
  • Mukunth Kowsik, age 13 - 'Very suspenseful, dramatic and a compelling storyline with interesting new characters. Ten out of ten for the sheer suspense build-up!'Read full review >
  • Chloe Mcilroy, age 14 - 'Another fantastic adventure with twists and evil villains!'Read full review >
  • Chloe Shortall - 'I enjoyed this novel, full of action and tension. I especially liked the plot twist in this book.' Read full review >

Snakehead Press Reviews

The series that has re-invented the spy genre  Independent

Anthony Horowitz is the lion of children's literature Michael Morpurgo

Explosive, thrilling, action-packed - Meet Alex Rider   Guardian


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ISBN: 9781406360257
Publication date: 02/04/2015
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406360257
Publication date: 2nd April 2015
Author: Anthony Horowitz
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 432 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 13+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories
Recommendations: eBooks, Reviewed by Children
Other Categories: Alex Rider Series

About Anthony Horowitz

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. He was invited by the Ian Fleming estate to write the James Bond novel, Trigger Mortis and his most recent novel, Magpie Murders was a Sunday Times bestseller. Anthony also wrote the highly acclaimed Sherlock Holmes novels, The House of Silk and Moriarty. He has won numerous awards, including the Bookseller Association/Nielsen Author of the Year Award, the Children's Book of the Year Award at the British ...

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