Anthony Horowitz
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Anthony Horowitz

Welcome to my Amazon author page. It's strange to think that when I wrote my first book, there was no Amazon - in fact there was no internet, no computers. That doesn't make me particularly old. It just shows how quickly times have moved. In fact I wrote my first book when I was ten, stuck in a miserable, north London boarding school where reading and telling stories were my only lifeline. Every time I write a new book, I have the same sense of urgency that I had then. I knew without any doubt that I would be an author. Perhaps it helped that I wasn't much good at anything else. Cut forward to the present and now I have over forty-five published novels to my name. The game changer for me was Stormbreaker, the first Alex Rider adventure, published in 2000. There were eleven more books in the series - the latest, Never Say Die, was published in 2017 - and they are now being developed for TV. I have plenty of other children's books out there - I was delighted to discover my Power of Five series (Raven's Gate, Evil Star etc) on sale in a tiny bookshop in Elounda, Crete only a few days ago. But as I grew older (and my original audience entered their twenties) I felt a need to move into adult writing. This began with two Sherlock Holmes continuation novels, The House of Silk and Moriarty, followed by my entry into the world of James Bond with Trigger Mortis. A second Bond novel is on the way. An original thriller, Magpie Murders was published last year and got some of the best reviews I've had. One of the joys of Twitter, incidentally, is that it allows readers to contact me directly and these 140-character exchanges are as valuable to me as what the professional critics have to say. I also write for TV. After cutting my teeth on the hugely popular show, Robin of Sherwood, I moved on to work with David Suchet and his brilliant portrayal of Hercule Poirot, writing about nine or ten episodes of Agatha Christie's Poirot. I was the first writer on Midsomer Murders and then went on to create Foyle's War which I worked on for the next sixteen years. Somewhere along the way, I also created a five-part series for ITV called Injustice which very much influenced the book I'm publishing now. The Word is Murder is hopefully the start of a long-running series. It introduces a detective by the name of Daniel Hawthorne - a rather dark and dangerous man whom I actually met on the set of Injustice. At least, that's my version of events and that's what counts here because, very unusually, I actually appear in the book as his not entirely successful sidekick; the Watson to his Holmes. The whole point of being an author is that you're in control. But here I am, writing a book in which I have no idea what's going on, following in the footsteps of a character who refuses to tell me anything. What I'm trying to do is to give the traditional whodunit a metaphysical twist. I hope, if you read it, you'll enjoy all the clues, the red herrings, the bizarre range of suspects and the occasionally violent twists. With a bit of luck you won't guess the ending (nobody has so far). But at the same time, The Word is Murder offers something more. It's a book about words as much as murder, about writing crime as well as solving it. Do let me know what you think. I really hope you like the book. If you do, you can tweet me your thoughts at @AnthonyHorowitz. I hope to hear from you! Anthony Horowitz Crete 2017

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    • Magpie Murders

    • By: Anthony Horowitz
    • Narrated by: Allan Corduner, Samantha Bond
    • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,737
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,463
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,451

    When editor Susan Ryeland is given the tattered manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has little idea it will change her life....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Who? How? Where & Why?

    • By Mrs Q on 10-10-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Alex Rider: Secret Weapon

    • By: Anthony Horowitz
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Ever since MI6 recognised his potential, Alex Rider has constantly been thrust into the line of danger....

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Forever and a Day

    • By: Anthony Horowitz
    • Narrated by: Matthew Goode
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 754
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 703
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 700

    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. It's time for James Bond to earn his licence to kill....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Iconic Legend is Born

    • By Simon on 02-06-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Word Is Murder

    • By: Anthony Horowitz
    • Narrated by: Rory Kinnear
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,174
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,034
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,023

    A wealthy woman strangled six hours after she's arranged her own funeral. A very private detective uncovering secrets but hiding his own....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Unemployed Detective

    • By Sarah on 30-08-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Never Say Die

    • Alex Rider, Book 11
    • By: Anthony Horowitz
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 273

    The number one New York Times best-selling series is back with a vengeance! The world's greatest teen spy is back in action in a thrilling new mission: destroy SCORPIA once and for all....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • back on track.

    • By Mike on 13-06-17

    Regular price: £27.99

    • The House of Silk

    • By: Anthony Horowitz
    • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,377
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,668
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,663

    It is November 1890 and London is gripped by a merciless winter. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are enjoying tea by the fire when an agitated gentleman arrives unannounced at 221b Baker Street....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • a ripping yarn

    • By L on 25-02-12

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Russian Roulette

    • The Story of an Assassin (Alex Rider)
    • By: Anthony Horowitz
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178

    Alex Rider's life changed forever with the silent pull of a trigger....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous !

    • By Lucille on 08-07-14

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Sentence Is Death

    • Detective Daniel Hawthorne, Book 2
    • By: Anthony Horowitz
    • Narrated by: Rory Kinnear
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 706
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 656
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 654

    Passion, deception, an unexplained death and a detective with quite a lot to hide lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz's brilliant new murder mystery, the second in the best-selling series starring Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Writing is On the Wall - GREAT NEW SERIES!

    • By Patricia on 08-11-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Trigger Mortis

    • A James Bond Novel
    • By: Anthony Horowitz
    • Narrated by: David Oyelowo
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 866
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 812
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 803

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Solid, rollicking Bond adventure

    • By Laura on 11-06-16

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Moriarty

    • By: Anthony Horowitz
    • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt, Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,178
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,102
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,104

    Sherlock Holmes is dead....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Completely taken in

    • By Joanna on 11-03-15

    Regular price: £24.99

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