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Anthony Horowitz

Autor(a) de Stormbreaker

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About the Author

Author and television scriptwriter Anthony Horowitz was born in Stanmore, England on April 5, 1956. At the age of eight, he was sent to a boarding school in London. He graduated from the University of York and published his first book, Enter Frederick K. Bower (1979), when he was 23. He writes mostrar mais mostly children's books, including the Alex Rider series, The Power of Five series, and the Diamond Brothers series. The Alex Rider series is about a 14-year-old boy becoming a spy and was made into a movie entitled Stormbreaker. He has won numerous awards including the 1989 Lancashire Children's Book of the Year Award for Groosham Grange and the 2003 Red House Children's Book Award for Skeleton Key. He also writes novels for adults including The Killing Joke and The Magpie Murders. He has created Foyle's War and Midsomer Murders for television as well as written episodes for Poirot and Murder Most Horrid. He made The New York Times Best Seller list with his titles The House of Silk Russian Roulette: The Story of an Assassin and Moriarity.Most recently he was commissioned by the Ian Fleming Estate to write the James Bond novel Trigger Mortis. Anthony was awarded an OBE for his services to literature in January 2014. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Séries

Obras de Anthony Horowitz

Stormbreaker (2000) 6,740 cópias
Point Blank (2001) 4,423 cópias
Skeleton Key (2002) 4,247 cópias
Eagle Strike (2003) 3,877 cópias
Ark Angel (2005) 3,837 cópias
Scorpia (2004) 3,815 cópias
Magpie Murders (2016) 3,766 cópias
Snakehead (2007) 2,991 cópias
The House of Silk (2011) 2,868 cópias
Crocodile Tears (2009) 2,248 cópias
Raven's Gate (2005) 2,210 cópias
The Word Is Murder (2017) 1,999 cópias
Moriarty (2014) 1,686 cópias
Evil Star (1985) 1,566 cópias
Scorpia Rising (2011) 1,555 cópias
Moonflower Murders (2020) 1,359 cópias
Nightrise (2007) 1,280 cópias
The Sentence is Death (2018) 1,161 cópias
Necropolis (2008) 1,005 cópias
A Line to Kill (2021) 816 cópias
Russian Roulette (2013) 798 cópias
The Falcon's Malteser (1986) 734 cópias
Public Enemy Number Two (1987) 553 cópias
The Twist of a Knife (2022) 532 cópias
Trigger Mortis (2015) 495 cópias
South By Southeast (1991) 485 cópias
Groosham Grange (1988) 480 cópias
Oblivion (2010) 441 cópias
Myths and Legends (1991) 410 cópias
Forever and a Day (2018) 383 cópias
Never Say Die (2017) 339 cópias
The Devil and His Boy (1997) 335 cópias
The Switch (2009) 329 cópias
Return to Groosham Grange (1999) 297 cópias
Granny (1994) 291 cópias
Point Blank: The Graphic Novel (2007) 290 cópias
Three of Diamonds (2004) 252 cópias
Horowitz Horror (1999) 250 cópias
Alex Rider: The Gadgets (2005) 239 cópias
Nightshade (2020) 182 cópias
With a Mind to Kill (2022) 176 cópias
The Blurred Man (2002) 156 cópias
The Greek Who Stole Christmas (2007) 154 cópias
The Killing Joke (2002) 141 cópias
The French Confection (2002) 138 cópias
More Horowitz Horror (2000) 132 cópias
The Complete Horowitz Horror (2008) 119 cópias
The Three Monarchs (2014) 113 cópias
Bloody Horowitz (2010) 94 cópias
Stormbreaker [2006 film] (2006) — Autor — 92 cópias
Eagle Strike: Graphic Novel (2012) 90 cópias
Legends: Beasts and Monsters (2010) 76 cópias
Death Walks Tonight: Horrifying Stories (1994) — Editor — 75 cópias
Legends: Battles and Quests (2010) 69 cópias
Killer Camera (2002) 69 cópias
The Devil's Door-Bell (1983) 55 cópias
Twist Cottage (1827) 51 cópias
The Night of the Scorpion (1984) 51 cópias
Two of Diamonds (2009) 48 cópias
The Phone Goes Dead (1824) 48 cópias
Legends: Heroes and Villains (2011) 47 cópias
Foyle's War: Set 1 (2002) 47 cópias
More Bloody Horowitz (2010) 44 cópias
Scared (2002) 43 cópias
The Night Bus (1800) 42 cópias
The Silver Citadel (1986) 42 cópias
Foyle's War: Set 6 (2010) — Creator — 40 cópias
Foyle's War: Set 3 (2005) — Creator — 38 cópias
Foyle's War: Set 7 (2013) — Creator — 37 cópias
Foyle's War: Set 4 (2007) — Creator; Creator — 34 cópias
Foyle's War: Set 8 (2015) — Creator — 33 cópias
Burnt (Horowitz Horror) (2002) 32 cópias
Day of the Dragon (1989) 31 cópias
Foyle's War: Set 5 (2013) 30 cópias
Nightshade Revenge (2023) 28 cópias
Alex Rider 9 Book Collection (2011) 25 cópias
William S. (1999) 24 cópias
Alex Rider: The Six Missions (1803) 24 cópias
The Complete Adventures of Robin of Sherwood (1990) — Autor — 23 cópias
Foyle's War: Set 2 (2013) 22 cópias
Foyle's War: Set 1, Episode 2: White Feather (2002) — Creator — 20 cópias
Vermeer to Eternity (2015) 19 cópias
The Four of Diamonds (2012) 16 cópias
The Hitchhiker (2010) 15 cópias
Angst (1998) 15 cópias
Foyle's War: Sets 1-6 - The Home Front Files (2013) — Creator; Creator — 14 cópias
Foyle's War: Set 2, Episode 2: Among the Few (2003) — Creator — 14 cópias
Foyle's War: Set 1, Episode 4: Eagle Day (2002) — Creator — 13 cópias
Foyle's War: Set 2, Episode 1: Fifty Ships (2003) — Creator — 13 cópias
Foyle's War: Set 1, Episode 3: A Lesson in Murder (2002) — Creator — 12 cópias
Foyle's War: Set 2, Episode 3: War Games (2003) — Creator — 11 cópias
Foyle's War: Set 1, Episode 1: The German Woman (2003) — Creator — 9 cópias
Foyle's War: Set 3, Episode 4: A War of Nerves (2004) — Creator — 7 cópias
Collision [2009 TV Mini-series] (2009) — Creator — 7 cópias
Oblivion, Part 1 (2013) 7 cópias
Foyle's War: Set 3, Episode 1: The French Drop (2004) — Creator — 6 cópias
Foyle's War: Set 3, Episode 2: Enemy Fire (2004) — Creator — 6 cópias
Injustice [2011 TV mini-series] (2011) — writer — 6 cópias
Oblivion, Part 2 (2013) 6 cópias
Meer angst (1998) 5 cópias
The White Carnation (2013) 5 cópias
Foyle's War: Set 4, Episode 4: Casualties of War (2007) — Creator — 4 cópias
Foyle's War: Set 4, Episode 1: Invasion (2006) — Creator — 4 cópias
Christmas at Gunpoint (2006) 4 cópias
Foyle's War: Set 4, Episode 2: Bad Blood (2006) — Creator — 4 cópias
Foyle's War: Set 4, Episode 3: Bleak Midwinter (2007) — Creator — 4 cópias
The Best of Foyle's War (2012) 4 cópias
Resistance to Interrogation (2006) 3 cópias
Tea with Smithers (2019) 3 cópias
The Man with Eleven Fingers (2012) 3 cópias
Foyle's War: Set 5, Episode 1: Plan of Attack (2008) — Creator — 3 cópias
Foyle's War: Sets 4-5 (2015) 3 cópias
Foyle's War: Set 5, Episode 2: Broken Souls (2008) — Creator — 3 cópias
Foyle's War: Set 2, Episode 4: The Funk Hole (2003) — Creator — 3 cópias
Foyle's War: Sets 1-2 — Creator — 3 cópias
Foyle's War: Set 5, Episode 3: All Clear (2008) — Creator — 3 cópias
Spy Trap (2019) 2 cópias
Alex in Afghanistan (2019) 2 cópias
Foyle's War: Set 6, Episode 2: Killing Time (2010) — Creator — 2 cópias
Secret Weapon (2003) 2 cópias
Alex Rider agente segreto (2002) 2 cópias
Adventurer (1987) 2 cópias
The Switch {video} — Autor — 2 cópias
Foyle's War: Sets 3-4 — Creator — 2 cópias
Anthony Horowitz Promotion (2002) 2 cópias
Foyle's War: Sets 1-7 — Creator — 2 cópias
Alex Underground 2 cópias
Foyle's War: Sets 5-6 — Creator — 2 cópias
Foyle's War: Set 6, Episode 1: The Russian House (2010) — Creator — 2 cópias
Il segreto di sua Maestà (2002) 1 exemplar(es)
Y ffôn yn marw (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
Bws Y Nos (Welsh Edition) (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
Bwthyn tro (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
Foyle's War: Sets 7-8 1 exemplar(es)
Ugursuz Yildiz (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
Foyle's War: Set 3-4 1 exemplar(es)
Foyle's War: Set 7, Episode 3: Sunflower (2013) — Creator — 1 exemplar(es)
Starting Out (1990) 1 exemplar(es)
Coda (Alex Rider, #7.5) 1 exemplar(es)
Foyle's War: Set 7, Episode 2: The Cage (2013) — Creator — 1 exemplar(es)
Foyle's War: Set 7, Episode 1: The Eternity Ring (2013) — Creator — 1 exemplar(es)
Essential Alex Rider 1 exemplar(es)
Alex Rider Collector's Edition (2000) 1 exemplar(es)
Foyle's War: Set 5-6 1 exemplar(es)
Foyle's War: Set 8, Episode 2: Trespass — Creator — 1 exemplar(es)
Foyle's War: Set 8, Episode 1: High Castle — Creator — 1 exemplar(es)
Poisoned pen 1 exemplar(es)
Gemini-Project 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

A Christmas Carol (1843) — Introdução, algumas edições24,379 cópias
Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Contribuinte — 764 cópias
Guys Read: Thriller (2011) — Contribuinte — 315 cópias
OxCrimes (2014) — Contribuinte — 75 cópias
Midsomer Murders: Death's Shadow [1999 TV Series Episode] (1999) — Screenplay — 16 cópias
Midnight Feast (2007) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Red: The Waterstones Anthology (2012) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1955-04-05
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK
Local de nascimento
Stanmore, Middlesex, England, UK
Locais de residência
North London, England, UK
Orford, Suffolk, England, UK
Educação
University of York
Orley Farm, Harrow, Middlesex, England, UK
Ocupação
screenwriter
novelist
creator of television series
Premiações
Order of the British Empire (Officer, 2014)
Agente
Jonathan Lloyd
Pequena biografia
Anthony Horowitz's life might have been copied from the pages of Charles Dickens or the Brothers Grimm. Born in 1956 in Stanmore, Middlesex, to a family of wealth and status, Anthony was raised by nannies, surrounded by servants and chauffeurs. His father, a wealthy businessman, was, says Mr. Horowitz, "a fixer for Harold Wilson." What that means exactly is unclear -- "My father was a very secretive man," he says-- so an aura of suspicion and mystery surrounds both the word and the man. As unlikely as it might seem, Anthony's father, threatened with bankruptcy, withdrew all of his money from Swiss bank accounts in Zurich and deposited it in another account under a false name and then promptly died. His mother searched unsuccessfully for years in attempt to find the money, but it was never found. That too shaped Anthony's view of things. Today he says, "I think the only thing to do with money is spend it." His mother, whom he adored, eccentrically gave him a human skull for his 13th birthday. His grandmother, another Dickensian character, was mean-spirited and malevolent, a destructive force in his life. She was, he says, "a truly evil person", his first and worst arch villain. "My sister and I danced on her grave when she died," he now recalls.
A miserably unhappy and overweight child, Anthony had nowhere to turn for solace. "Family meals," he recalls, "had calories running into the thousands&. I was an astoundingly large, round child&." At the age of eight he was sent off to boarding school, a standard practice of the times and class in which he was raised. While being away from home came as an enormous relief, the school itself, Orley Farm, was a grand guignol horror with a headmaster who flogged the boys till they bled. "Once the headmaster told me to stand up in assembly and in front of the whole school said, 'This boy is so stupid he will not be coming to Christmas games tomorrow.' I have never totally recovered." To relieve his misery and that of the other boys, he not unsurprisingly made up tales of astounding revenge and retribution.

Anthony Horowitz is perhaps the busiest writer in England. He has been writing since the age of eight, and professionally since the age of twenty. He writes in a comfortable shed in his garden for up to ten hours per day. In addition to the highly successful Alex Rider books, he has also written episodes of several popular TV crime series, including Poirot, Murder in Mind, Midsomer Murders and Murder Most Horrid. He has written a television series Foyle's War, which recently aired in the United States, and he has written the libretto of a Broadway musical adapted from Dr. Seuss's book, The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. His film script The Gathering has just finished production. And&oh yes&there are more Alex Rider novels in the works. Anthony has also written the Diamond Brothers series.

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A really unique take on a murder mystery---a story within a story. Totally enjoyable and engrossing. A great read
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susannelson | outras 232 resenhas | Feb 23, 2024 |
Enough with the fat shaming, already.
 
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Dracoster | 1 outra resenha | Feb 21, 2024 |
These books are very entertaining. Good mystery and interesting look at the life of an author. Walks the line so well between truth and fiction. Some good laughs, interesting characters and a good puzzle.
 
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njcur | outras 62 resenhas | Feb 20, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
223
Also by
15
Membros
66,611
Popularidade
#204
Avaliação
4.0
Resenhas
1,887
ISBNs
2,347
Idiomas
28
Favorito
72

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