Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz is a British author and screenwriter known for his work in mystery and suspense genres. He is the creator of the Alex Rider series and has also written for television, including episodes of 'Midsomer Murders' and 'Foyle's War'.


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  1. 1. Stormbreaker

    A 14-year-old boy named Alex Rider is suddenly thrust into the world of espionage after his uncle's mysterious death. Trained by MI6, he is sent on a dangerous mission to investigate a billionaire businessman who plans to distribute lethal viruses through computers. Using his wits and skills, Alex must stop this nefarious plan and save the world.

    The 5533rd Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. Magpie Murders

    This novel is a mystery within a mystery, where an editor receives a manuscript for the latest book in a popular detective series, only to find the last chapter missing. As she delves deeper into the manuscript and the life of the author, she uncovers a real-life murder that mirrors the fictional ones. The narrative ingeniously intertwines the world of the manuscript with the reality of the editor, blending classic whodunit elements with contemporary intrigue. This layered narrative challenges the reader to solve not just the fictional crime, but also the mystery surrounding the author's death, making it a compelling read for fans of clever, puzzle-like mysteries.

    The 9532nd Greatest Book of All Time
  3. 3. Point Blanc

    In this thrilling young adult spy novel, a teenage secret agent is sent to infiltrate an elite boarding school located in the French Alps, which caters to the troubled sons of the ultra-wealthy. Posing as a student, the protagonist must uncover the sinister truth behind the school's facade. As he delves deeper into the mystery, he discovers a chilling plot that threatens the lives of countless people. With high-stakes action and clever gadgets, the young spy must use his wits and skills to thwart the villainous scheme and save the day.

    The 9899th Greatest Book of All Time
  4. 4. Skeleton Key

    In this thrilling young adult adventure, a teenage spy is sent on a mission to investigate a reclusive ex-Soviet general who has settled on an island named Skeleton Key, off the coast of Cuba. The protagonist uncovers a dangerous plot involving a catastrophic weapon with the potential to unleash a nuclear disaster. Teaming up with two American agents, the young spy must navigate a series of perilous encounters, outwit the general's sinister plans, and prevent a global catastrophe, all while maintaining his cover and trying to survive the deadly game of espionage.

    The 10034th Greatest Book of All Time