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Anthony Horowitz is best known as a screenwriter and children's novelist. Born in 1955 in North London, he was educated at Rugby School and York University, and published his first book, Enter Frederick K Bower, in 1978.

He created the television series Foyle's War, Murder in Mind, Midsomer Murders, Crime Traveller and Menace, and has written episodes for many more, including Agatha Christie's Poirot, Murder Most Horrid and Robin of Sherwood.

His books for children include the Alex Rider series about the teenage secret agent: Stormbreaker (2000), which became a film in 2006; Point Blanc (2001); Skeleton Key (2002); Eagle Strike (2003); Scorpia (2004); Ark Angel (2005), winner of the 2006 British Book Awards Children's Book of the Year; Snakehead (2007), shortlisted for the 2008 Booktrust Teenage Prize, and The Mission Files (2008), an essential guide for the teenage spy. Further series are the Diamond Brothers series of mystery stories and the Groosham Grange series - the most recent of which is Return to Groosham Grange (2003). He also writes short stories and these, originally collected as Horowitz Horror (1999) and More Horowitz Horror (2000), have been reissued as Scared (2000) and, more recently, as The Complete Horowitz Horror (2008). Recent books are Necropolis: City of the Dead (2008), the fourth in the series Power of Five, coming after Raven's Gate (2005), Evil Star (2006) and Nightrise (2007); and The Greek that Stole Christmas (2007), the most recent of the Diamond Brothers series. 

Anthony Horowitz has also written a horror film, 'The Gathering', starring Christina Ricci.  He lives in London.

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Enter Frederick K Bower   Arlington, 1978

Misha, the Magician and the Mysterious Amulet   Arlington, 1981

The Devil's Door-bell   Hardy, 1983

The Kingfisher Book of Myths and Legends   Kingfisher, 1985

The Night of the Scorpion   Hardy, 1985

Richard Carpenter's Robin of Sherwood: The Hooded Man   Puffin, 1986

The Falcon's Malteser   Grafton Books, 1986

Adventurer   Corgi, 1987

Public Enemy no. 2   HarperCollins, 1987

The Silver Citadel   Methuen, 1987

Groosham Grange   Methuen, 1988

Just Ask For Diamond   Lions, 1988

Day of the Dragon   Methuen, 1989

The Legend   Carnival, 1989

The Little Soldier   Carnival, 1989

The Moor   Carnival, 1989

The Three Horseman   Carnival, 1989

Starting Out   Hodder & Stoughton, 1990

The Complete Adventures of Robin of Sherwood   Puffin, 1990

South by South East   Lions, 1991

Granny   Walker, 1994

Puffin Book of Horror Stories   Puffin, 1994

The Switch   Walker, 1996

The Devil and His Boy   Walker, 1998

Horowitz Horror   Orchard (reissued with 'More Horowitz Horror' as 'Scared', Orchard, 2002), 1999

The Unholy Grail: A Tale of Groosham Grange   Walker, 1999

Mindgame   Oberon, 2000

More Horowitz Horror   Orchard (reissed with 'Horowitz Horror' as 'Scared', Orchard, 2002), 2000

Stormbreaker   Walker, 2000

Point Blanc   Walker, 2001

Burnt   Orchard, 2002

I Know What You Did Last Wednesday   Walker, 2002

Killer Camera   Orchard, 2002

Scared   Orchard, 2002

Skeleton Key   Walker, 2002

The Blurred Man   Walker, 2002

The French Confection   Walker, 2002

The Night Bus   Orchard, 2002

The Phone Goes Dead   Orchard, 2002

Twist Cottage   Orchard, 2002

Eagle Strike   Walker, 2003

I Know What You Did Last Wednesday   Walker, 2003

Return to Groosham Grange   Walker, 2003

Scorpia   Walker, 2004

The Killing Joke   Orion, 2004

Ark Angel   Walker, 2005

Raven's Gate   Walker, 2005

Evil Star   Walker, 2006

The Magpie Murders   Orion, 2006

Nightrise   Walker, 2007

Snakehead   Walker, 2007

The Greek that Stole Christmas   Walker, 2007

Necropolis: City of the Dead   Walker, 2008

The Complete Horowitz Horror   Puffin, 2008

The Mission Files   Walker, 2008




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