Anthony Horowitz Books

Anthony Horowitz, who is a UK national, is a renaissance man; Horowitz is a man of letters, scriptwriter, playwright, and journalist, all rolled into one. Horowitz, who is in his early sixties, was born in April 1955. Horowitz’s birthplace is Stanmore upon Middlesex in England.

Order of Diamond Brothers Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Falcon's Malteser 1986 Description / Buy
2 Public Enemy Number Two 1987 Description / Buy
3 South by Southeast 1991 Description / Buy
4 The Blurred Man 2003 Description / Buy
5 The French Confection 2003 Description / Buy
6 I Know What You Did Last Wednesday 2003 Description / Buy
7 The Greek Who Stole Christmas 2007 Description / Buy
8 The Double Eagle Has Landed 2011 Description / Buy
9 The Diamond Brothers in... The Four of Diamonds 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Hawthorne Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Sentence Is Death 2018 Description / Buy
2 Another Word for Murder 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Horrowitz Horror Shorts Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Horowitz Horror 2 2000 Description / Buy
2 Killer Camera (Short Story) 2002 Description / Buy

Order of James Bond Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Trigger Mortis 2015 Description / Buy
2 Forever and a Day 2018 Description / Buy

Order of Susan Ryeland Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Magpie Murders 2016 Description / Buy
2 Moonflower Murders 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Alex Rider Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Stormbreaker 2000 Description / Buy
2 Point Blank 2001 Description / Buy
3 Skeleton Key 2002 Description / Buy
4 Eagle Strike 2003 Description / Buy
5 The Missions 2003 Description / Buy
6 Scorpia 2004 Description / Buy
7 The Gadgets (Short Story) 2005 Description / Buy
8 Ark Angel 2005 Description / Buy
9 Snakehead 2007 Description / Buy
10 Crocodile Tears 2009 Description / Buy
11 Quite a Ride 2010 Description / Buy
12 Scorpia Rising 2011 Description / Buy
13 Russian Roulette 2013 Description / Buy
14 Never Say Die 2017 Description / Buy
15 Nightshade 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Alex Rider: The Graphic Novel Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Stormbreaker 2006 Description / Buy
2 Point Blank 2007 Description / Buy
3 Skeleton Key 2009 Description / Buy
4 Eagle Strike 2012 Description / Buy
5 Scorpia 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Alex Rider Companion Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Alex Rider, Mission Files 2004 Description / Buy
2 The Gadget 2005 Description / Buy

Order of The Gatekeepers Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Raven's Gate 2005 Description / Buy
2 Evil Star 2006 Description / Buy
3 Nightrise 2007 Description / Buy
4 Necropolis 2008 Description / Buy
5 Oblivion 2012 Description / Buy

Order of The Gatekeepers Graphic Novel Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Raven's Gate 2010 Description / Buy
2 Evil Star 2014 Description / Buy
3 Nightrise 2014 Description / Buy

Order of Stormbreaker: The Movie Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Alex Rider 2006 Description / Buy
2 Stormbreaker 2006 Description / Buy

Order of Pentagram Chronicles Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Devil's Door Bell 1983 Description / Buy
2 The Night of the Scorpion 1985 Description / Buy
3 The Silver Citadel 1986 Description / Buy
4 Day of the Dragon 1989 Description / Buy

Order of Groosham Grange Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Groosham Grange 1988 Description / Buy
2 Return to Groosham Grange 1990 Description / Buy

Order of Sherlock Holmes Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The House of Silk 2011 Description / Buy
2 Moriarty 2014 Description / Buy
3 The Three Monarchs 2014 Description / Buy

Order of Horowitz Horror Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Burnt 2002 Description / Buy
2 Killer Camera 2002 Description / Buy
3 The Phone Goes Dead 2004 Description / Buy
4 Twist Cottage 2006 Description / Buy
5 The Night Bus 2008 Description / Buy
6 Scared 2008 Description / Buy

Order of Legends Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Beasts and Monsters 2010 Description / Buy
2 Battles and Quests 2010 Description / Buy
3 Death and the Underworld 2011 Description / Buy
4 Heroes and Villians 2011 Description / Buy
5 Tricks and Transformations 2012 Description / Buy
6 The Wrath of the Gods 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Anthony Horowitz Short Story Collections

# Read Title Published Details
1 Myths and Legends 1985 Description / Buy
2 Death Walks Tonight 1995 Description / Buy
3 Horowitz Horror: Stories You'll Wish You Never Read 1999 Description / Buy
4 More Horowitz Horror 2000 Description / Buy
5 Bloody Horowitz 2010 Description / Buy
6 Scared to Death 2018 Description / Buy

Order of Anthony Horowitz Standalone Novels

# Read Title Published Details
1 Enter Frederick K. Bower 1978 Description / Buy
2 Misha, the magician and the mysterious amulet 1981 Description / Buy
3 The Sinister Secret Of Frederick K. Bower 1981 Description / Buy
4 Richard Carpenter's Robin Of Sherwood 1986 Description / Buy
5 The New Adventures of William Tell 1987 Description / Buy
6 Adventurer 1987 Description / Buy
7 Starting Out 1990 Description / Buy
8 Granny 1994 Description / Buy
9 The Switch 1995 Description / Buy
10 The Devil and His Boy 1997 Description / Buy
11 Mindgame 2001 Description / Buy
12 The Killing Joke 2002 Description / Buy
13 Vermeer to Eternity (Short Story) 2015 Description / Buy
14 A Handbag (Short Story) 2015 Description / Buy
15 The Word Is Murder 2018 Description / Buy
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Among the authors who influenced Anthony Horowitz include English penman Charles Dickens. Horowitz niche is particularly juvenile literature, mystery-thriller books, and science fiction; and his literary work is often juxtaposed with that of British authors Enid Mary Blyton alongside Mark A. Cooper.

For his basic education, Anthony Horowitz attended the Harrow-based Orley Farm School and thereafter proceeded to the Warwickshire-based Rugby School. For his undergraduate studies, Horowitz attended the York-based Vanbrugh College, a constituent of University of York; at the said institution, Horowitz pursued English literature coupled with Art history, ultimately graduating in 1977.

While schooling, Anthony Horowitz grappled with weight problems, and a sad and brutal school life. This prompted Horowitz to start narrating stories to schoolmates and writing which was more or less a form of escapism. He opines that he only got happiness when he put pen to paper. As young as aged eight, he felt writing was his calling. Even then it was not until in his twenties when he started writing seriously, culminating in the publication of his debut book in 1978, titled Enter Frederick K Bower.

Anthony has been outsourced to write James Bond and Sherlock Holmes books. Horowitz, who has co-authored work with British scribblers Tony Lee and Nigeel Dobbyn, has a comprehensive bibliography encompassing standalone novels and novellas, a play, collections, stories, series of books, and graphic novels to his credit.

Anthony Horowitz has authored more than five series of books. Horowitz’s most notable series is the Alex Rider series. There are eleven major books in the said series. There are almost 110 editions of the first book in the serialized Alex Rider. However, the first edition was initially published in January 2000, titled Stormbreaker; and the book is shelved under the young adult, adventure, mystery, and fiction genres.

Alex Rider is the featured protagonist in Anthony Horowitz’s book Stormbreaker. Meet Alex Rider: aged fourteen, watchful and, intelligent. Rider was orphaned, prompting his uncle, named Ian Rider, to take care of him. The critical moment in Horowitz’s book, Stormbreaker, is the suspicious road accident that claimed Ian’s life because he had reportedly not buckled up. Alex Rider soon finds out that Ian was an MI6 undercover agent and was killed in the line of duty. Eventually, Alex is recruited and trained by the Special Air Services to work for the unit. The precocious child protagonist has to face up to an assignment seeking to neutralize a well-off sadistic criminal, Herod Sayle, to nip Sayle’s intention of annihilating all English children in the bud in this multi-award-winning literary gem.

Anthony Horowitz Awards

Anthony Horowitz has clinched several literary awards. In 2004, Horowitz clinched the Rebecca Caudill Young Reader’s Book Award. In 2005, Horowitz bagged the South Carolina Book Award, Junior Book category; and also won the Iowa Teen Award. In the three cases, Horowitz won courtesy of his 2000 book Stormbreaker. Stormbreaker also bagged Golden Archer Awards in the Middle and Junior High category (2003), Beehive Award in the Young Adult category (2004), and California Young Reader Medal (2005).

In 1989 and 2006, Anthony Horowitz clinched the Lancanshire Book of the Year in virtue of his 1988 book titled Groosham Grange and 2005 book named Raven’s Gate, respectively. In 2003, Horowitz bagged the Hampshire Book Award courtesy of his 2002 book Skeleton Key; the book also clinched the Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Award in 2006. In 2003, Horowitz’s book Point Blank won the Black-Eyed Susan Award, in the Grades 6-9 category. Most importantly, Horowitz is a recipient of the Order of the British Empire in virtue of his literary works.

Anthony Horowitz Books into Movies

Author Anthony Horowitz has written many scripts for films and TV shows. Contextually, however, there are few film adaptations of his books. For instance, the 1988 film named Just Ask for Diamond; it is a film adaptation of Horowitz’s 1986 book called The Falcon’s Malteser (first in the serialized The Diamond Brothers); and starring Colin Dale and Dursley McLinden who played as Nick and Tim, respectively. Horowitz’s book Stormbreaker was made into a similarly titled 2006 film; Alex Pettyfer starred, appearing as Alex Rider.

Best Anthony Horowitz Books

The best books authored by Anthony Horowitz are the said Stormbreaker, Skeleton Key, and Groosham Grange.

Skeleton Key: In Skeleton Key, Alex is battling contemporary terrorism; Alex’s nemesis is a patriotic and bereaved Russian who wants to avenge himself on the world and make Russia a superpower through nuclear warfare.

Groosham Grange: This book features David Eliot who attends a school where teachers, seemingly monsters, have cast a spell on the learners.

Other Book Series You May Like

Readers who liked the books authored by Anthony Horowitz also liked the following books. The first is called “Young Bond” series, authored by Charlie Higson and Stephen Cole; it features a youthful James Bond, then an Elton College student. The second is called “Cherub” series, penned by Robert Muchamore; it is all about a department within the MI5 that uses juveniles as undercover agents. The third is called “Rich and Jade” series, authored by Jack Higgins. It features twin brothers; their single mother dies, prompting their absentee father, a spy, to take them in begrudgingly.

When Does The Next Anthony Horowitz book come out?

The next book by Anthony Horowitz is Moonflower Murders and will be released on November, 10th 2020. It is the newest book in the Susan Ryeland Series.