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Anthony Horowitz

Biography

Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz is the author of the New York Times bestseller MORIARTY and the internationally bestselling THE HOUSE OF SILK, as well as the New York Times bestselling Alex Rider series for young adults. As a television screenwriter, he created "Midsomer Murders" and the BAFTA-winning "Foyle’s War," both of which were featured on PBS’s "Masterpiece Mystery." He regularly contributes to a wide variety of national newspapers and magazines, and in January 2014 was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his services to literature. He lives in London.

Anthony Horowitz

Books by Anthony Horowitz

by Anthony Horowitz - Adventure, Children's 10+, Fiction, Mystery

Following the events of Scorpia Rising, Alex relocates to San Francisco as he slowly recovers from the tragic death of his best friend and caregiver, Jack Starbright, at the hands of terrorists working for SCORPIA. With Jack gone, Alex feels lost and alone, but then, out of the blue, he receives a cryptic email --- just three words long, but enough to make Alex believe that Jack may be alive. Armed with this shred of hope, Alex boards a flight bound for Egypt and embarks on a dubious quest to track Jack down.

by Anthony Horowitz - Youth Fiction

Every story has a beginning. For teen secret agent Alex Rider, that beginning occurred prior to his first case for MI6, known by the code name Stormbreaker. By the time Stormbreaker forever changed Alex’s life, his uncle had been murdered by the assassin Yassen Gregorovich, leaving Alex orphaned and craving revenge. Yet when Yassen had a clear shot to take out Alex after he foiled the Stormbreaker plot, he let Alex live. Why?

by Anthony Horowitz - Adventure, Children's, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Scorpia has dogged Alex Rider for most of his life. They killed his parents, they did their best to con Alex into turning traitor, and they just keep coming back with more power. Now the world's most dangerous terrorist organization is playing with fire in the world's most combustible land: the Middle East. No one knows Scorpia like Alex. And no one knows how best to get to Alex like Scorpia. Until now.

by Anthony Horowitz

It’s just another day in the life of an average kid. If you’re Alex Rider, that is. A con artist has realized there is big money in charity --- the bigger the disaster, the greater the money flow! So that is what he will produce: the biggest disaster known to man, all thanks to genetically modified wheat that can release a virus so potent it can knock out an entire country in one windy day. But Alex Rider will face whatever it takes --- gunfire, explosions, hand-to-hand combat with mercenaries --- to bring down his most dangerous adversary yet.

by Anthony Horowitz - Adventure, Fantasy

As the fourth novel in the spellbinding Gatekeepers series begins, the world is under the greatest threat it's ever known. The evil corporation Nightrise has amassed an immense amount of power…and the devastating force of the Old Ones is about to be unleashed around the globe. To stop this from happening, Matt and three of the Gatekeepers head to Hong Kong --- not just the modern city of skyscrapers and wealth, but the secretive underworld beneath. In Hong Kong they will meet the final Gatekeeper, a girl named Scarlet, whose fate is inextricably joined to their own.

by Anthony Horowitz

What goes up must come down, and when we last saw Alex Rider, he was as up as can be --- in outer space. When he crash lands off the coast of Australia, the Australian Secret Service recruits him to infiltrate one of the ruthless gangs operating across South East Asia. Known as snakeheads, the gangs smuggle drugs, weapons and, worst of all, people. Alex accepts the assignment, in part for the chance to work with his godfather and learn more about his parents. What he uncovers, however, is a secret that will make this his darkest and most dangerous mission yet…and that his old nemesis, Scorpia, is still very much a part of his life.

by Anthony Horowitz

Fans of Anthony Horowitz's Alex Rider series know that MI6 arms the 14-year-old spy with various gadgets in order to increase his chances of succeeding on his death-defying undercover missions. Now, thanks to ALEX RIDER: THE GADGETS, readers can see for themselves every single piece of special equipment Alex has used in his first five thrilling adventures. Among the devices found in this fascinating dossier: exploding key rings, motorized yo-yos, multifunction cell phones, and radio mouth braces. Featuring technical specifications, classified blueprints, and confidential reports from the secret service, this is the ultimate high-tech guide to the dangerous world of espionage.

by Anthony Horowitz - Fiction, Young Adult 11+

When Alex learns that his father may have been an assassin for the most lethal and powerful terrorist organization in the world, Scorpia, his world shatters. Now Scorpia wants Alex on their side, and Alex no longer has the strength to fight them. 

by Anthony Horowitz - Fiction, Young Adult 11+

When an investigation into a series of mysterious deaths leads agents to an elite prep school for rebellious kids, MI6 assigns Alex Rider to the case. Before he knows it, Alex is hanging out with the sons of the rich and powerful, and something feels wrong --- these former juvenile delinquents have turned well-behaved, studious --- and identical --- overnight.

written by Anthony Horowitz, illustrated by John Blackford

Fourteen-year-old Alex Rider has always been told that his uncle was killed in a car accident. But Alex starts to unravel the mysterious truth when he discovers that his uncle's windshield was riddled with bullet holes.

by Anthony Horowitz - Fiction, Young Adult 11+

Uniting forces with America's own CIA for the first time, teen spy Alex Rider battles terror from the sun-baked beaches of Miami all the way to the barren ice fields of northernmost Russia.

by Anthony Horowitz

Teen spy Alex Rider survives a bullfight, a high-speed bicycle chase through Amsterdam, and even being the target in a human video-game, only to face his most disturbing challenge yet: when the best of intentions are driven by insanity, how do you reason with a madman?