Search Results: "Anthony Horowitz"


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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 >

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MORIARTY by Anthony Horowitz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"Readers who aren't put off by the Hollywood pacing, with action set pieces less like Conan Doyle than the Robert Downey Jr. movies, are in for a rare treat, a mystery as original as it is enthralling."
A Sherlockian pastiche without Holmes and Watson? Yes indeed, and it's a tour de force quite unlike any other fruit from these densely plowed fields. 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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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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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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EAGLE STRIKE by Anthony Horowitz
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2004

"It's all absurd fun that lives up to the excitement young readers have come to expect from Horowitz. (Fiction. 12+)"
Here's more zippy action and fast-moving drama starring Alex Rider, in the fourth installment of the teenage spy series. Read full book review >

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GROOSHAM GRANGE by Anthony Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Fans of Horowitz will form a natural readership for what looks to be the first in a new series, but whether they will find this as satisfying as his more carefully developed works is questionable. (Horror. 9-12)"
Twelve-year-old David has exasperated his parents with his underachieving ways for the last time. Read full book review >

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THE SWITCH by Anthony Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Sure to please, and to expand, Horowitz's tween fan base. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Spoiled 13-year-old Thomas Arnold David—Tad—is like a large, contented cat curled up in the lap of luxury—until his parents deny him something he wants. Read full book review >