Search Results: "Anthony Horowitz"


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BLOODY HOROWITZ by Anthony Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Fans of the previous collections will be right at home. (Horror/short stories. 9-13)"
The creator of Alex Rider follows his two Horowitz Horror anthologies with a new collection of 14 bloody stories. Read full book review >

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HOROWITZ by Harold C. Schonberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

The former senior music critic for The New York Times details the career of legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz (1902-89), who has been the subject of a previous biography (Glenn Plaskin's Horowitz, 1983) as well as of a volume of personal memoirs (David Dubal's Evenings with Horowitz, 1991—not reviewed). Read full book review >

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POINT BLANK by Anthony Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"The unabashed fantasy imitates the James Bond movies more closely than the books, but it's all plenty of fun. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Fasten your seat belts for the second installment in Anthony Horowitz's spy-thriller series starring 14-year-old British schoolboy and ace agent from MI6, Alex Rider. Read full book review >

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ANTHONY BEST by Davene Fahy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"A worthy topic but no more than a discussion starter, as it's too bland to make much of an impression on its own. (afterword, with URLs) (Picture book. 6-8)"
An earnestly lifeless infodump featuring a child with a spectrum disorder who occasionally misbehaves but, mirabile dictu, can play piano like a pro. Read full book review >

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FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2006

"Bring on gatekeeper number three—soon. (Fiction. YA)"
Matt Freeman, hero of Raven's Gate (2005), returns for another supercharged adventure tale from a master of the trade. Read full book review >

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NIGHTRISE by Anthony Horowitz
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2007

"Stock up—it should fly off the shelves! (Fiction. YA)"
In this third of the Gatekeepers series, Horowitz ups the ante considerably when he brings the third and fourth of "The Five" into the story. Read full book review >

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NIGHTRISE by Anthony Horowitz
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2007

"Stock up—it should fly off the shelves! (Fiction. YA)"
In this third of the Gatekeepers series, Horowitz ups the ante considerably when he brings the third and fourth of "The Five" into the story. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"Have an exhilarating read. (Fiction. 10-14)"
This first in a projected series by the author of the Alex Rider books has it all—mystery, suspense, conspiracies, occult elements and science gone amuck—and instead of becoming a novelistic mish-mash, it all works. Read full book review >

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SKELETON KEY by Anthony Horowitz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2003

"As usual, he keeps the suspense high and the pages turning; it's pure escapist entertainment. (Fiction. 12-16)"
The third in the continuing adventures of Alex Rider, 14-year-old British spy, provides a rollicking ride for young action fans. Read full book review >

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STORMBREAKER by Anthony Horowitz
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"This is the first book in a series planned by the author, and may prove useful for reluctant readers looking for excitement. (Fiction. 12-14)"
What if James Bond had started spying as a teenager? Read full book review >

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MAGPIE MURDERS by Anthony Horowitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Fans who still mourn the passing of Agatha Christie, the model who's evoked here in dozens of telltale details, will welcome this wildly inventive homage/update/commentary as the most fiendishly clever puzzle—make that two puzzles—of the year."
A preternaturally brainy novel within a novel that's both a pastiche and a deconstruction of golden-age whodunits. Read full book review >