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Publication Order of Alex Rider Books

Publication Order of Alex Rider Collections

Alex Rider: Secret Weapon (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Alex Rider: The Graphic Novel Books

with Antony Johnston

Publication Order of Alex Rider Non-Fiction Books

The Gadget (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alex Rider, Mission Files (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Detective Daniel Hawthorne Books

The Word Is Murder (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sentence Is Death (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Line to Kill (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Twist of a Knife (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Close to Death (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Diamond Brothers Books

The Falcon's Malteser (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Public Enemy Number Two (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
South by Southeast (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Blurred Man (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The French Confection (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Know What You Did Last Wednesday (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Greek Who Stole Christmas (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two of Diamonds (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Double Eagle Has Landed (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Where Seagulls Dare (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Diamond Brother Mysteries Books

Three of Diamonds (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Four of Diamonds (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Groosham Grange Books

Groosham Grange (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Unholy Grail / Return to Groosham Grange (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Horrowitz Horror Shorts Books

Horowitz Horror (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
More Horowitz Horror (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Legends Books

Battles and Quests (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beasts and Monsters (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death and the Underworld (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heroes and Villains (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tricks and Transformations (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wrath of the Gods (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Pentagram Chronicles Books

The Devil's Door Bell (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Night of the Scorpion (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Silver Citadel (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Day of the Dragon (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Pocket HorowitzBooks

Publication Order of Power Of Five/The Gatekeepers Books

Publication Order of Power Of Five/The Gatekeepers Graphic Novel Books

with Tony Lee
Raven's Gate (By: Tony Lee) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Evil Star (By: Tony Lee) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nightrise (By: Tony Lee) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sherlock Holmes Books

The House of Silk (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moriarty (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Three Monarchs (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Seven Christmas Cards (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Susan Ryeland Books

The Magpie Murders (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moonflower Murders (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of James Bond Books

Colonel Sun (By: Kingsley Amis) (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Authorized Biography of 007 (By: John George Pearson) (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
License Renewed (By: John Gardner) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
For Special Services (By: John Gardner) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Icebreaker (By: John Gardner) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Role of Honor (By: John Gardner) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nobody Lives Forever (By: John Gardner) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Deals, Mr. Bond (By: John Gardner) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scorpius (By: John Gardner) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Licence to Kill (By: John Gardner) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Win, Lose or Die (By: John Gardner) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brokenclaw (By: John Gardner) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man from Barbarossa (By: John Gardner) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Is Forever (By: John Gardner) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Never Send Flowers (By: John Gardner) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
SeaFire (By: John Gardner) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
GoldenEye (By: John Gardner) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cold Fall (By: John Gardner) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zero Minus Ten (By: Raymond Benson) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tomorrow Never Dies (By: Raymond Benson) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Facts of Death (By: Raymond Benson) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World is Not Enough (By: Raymond Benson) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
High Time to Kill (By: Raymond Benson) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doubleshot (By: Raymond Benson) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Never Dream of Dying (By: Raymond Benson) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man With the Red Tattoo (By: Raymond Benson) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Die Another Day (By: Raymond Benson) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Devil May Care (By: Sebastian Faulks) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Carte Blanche (By: Jeffery Deaver) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Solo (By: William Boyd) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trigger Mortis (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forever and a Day (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
With a Mind to Kill (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Enter Frederick K. Bower (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sinister Secret Of Frederick K. Bower (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Misha, the magician and the mysterious amulet (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Robin of Sherwood: The Hooded Man (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Adventurer (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The New Adventures of William Tell (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Starting Out (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Granny (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Switch (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil and His Boy (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mindgame (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Killing Joke (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vermeer to Eternity (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Myths and Legends (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Walks Tonight (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bloody Horowitz (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scared to Death (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

The Hitchhiker (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Plays

Publication Order of Bug Club Books

Meddlers: The Not-So-Merry-Go-Round (By: Maureen Haselhurst) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Step Inside a Story (By: Julia Donaldson) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Plays to Act Tyrannosaurus Drip (By: Julia Donaldson) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Plays to Act Tiddler (By: Julia Donaldson) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flash the Dog Dives In! (By: Jim Eldridge) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dragon's Tale and Other Beastly Stories (With: Simone Massoni) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Machines on the Move (By: Clive Gifford) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Missing Milly (By: Julia Donaldson) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Goha and the Shoes (By: Julia Donaldson) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Bet (By: Julia Donaldson,Charlie Alder) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frog Fight (By: Julia Donaldson) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Noises Next Door (By: Julia Donaldson) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Don't Call Me Mum! (By: Julia Donaldson) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flash the Dog Bounces In! (By: Jim Eldridge) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Giant, Little Bear (By: Rosalind Kerven) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bug Club Pro Guided Year 6 The Road to Freedom (By: Lesa Cline-Ransome) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Puffin Book of Horror Stories(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fantasy: Red Hot Reads(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midnight Feast(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guys Read: Thriller(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
OxCrimes: 27 Killer Stories from the Cream of Crimewriters(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
California Schemin'(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Both a screenwriter and an English novelist, British author Anthony Horowitz is well known for his ever appealing children’s literature. Combining genres such as fantasy, thriller, horror and adventure, he’s well known for his gripping page-turners and ability to conjure up suspense. With his keen visual flair he’s also managed to adapt his talents onscreen too for both the young and the old alike.

Early and Personal Life

Born on the the 5th of April, 1955, Anthony Horowitz had a British upbringing after being born and raised in the area of Stanmore in Middlesex. Enjoying the privileges of a wealthy childhood, he gained a first class education, thus paving the way for him to become a successful writer. Despite this he suffered a lot of unhappiness and would constantly be found reading as a way of escape. It was at thirteen whilst attending Rugby School that he discovered his true passion for writing as a means for expressing himself. Later graduating from the University of York, he gained himself a degree in art history and English literature during the year of 1977. This all helped him to provide an academic study of the form, thus inspiring his work that was to come later on, along with the experience he gained over the years as well.

Living in central London now, he currently resides with his wife and two sons there as he continues to write to this day. Producing his television series ‘Foyles War’, he met his wife Jill Green in Hong-Kong in 1988, after which they had their two children. His two children now are said to help him with ideas providing new material and fresh insight for his many books to come.

Writing Career

Producing his first book, ‘The Sinister Secret of Frederick K. Bower’, in 1979, he found himself as a well-regarded children’s author with more work to come in the following years. Later this was reissued as ‘Enter Frederick K. Bower’, after his second novel ‘Misha, the Magician and the Mysterious Amulet’ in 1981. Soon though was when he was to start producing his more legendary characters for which he was to become most famous for.

During the 1980’s Anthony Horowitz started creating work for film as well as television, as he begun to expand upon his output. Writing for children’s shows such as ‘Dramarama’ and ‘Robin of Sherwood’ he started to create a name for himself within the field. It was then later on that he wrote the screenplay for the 2006 film ‘Stormbreaker’, whilst he’s also set to write the new Tintin film coming out too. Winning a number of awards throughout the years, Horowitz is not without his fair share of critical acclaim either. Expanding upon the mediums and formats he writes within, such as comic-books as well, this looks set to continue in the years to come. Creating more work all the time, his appeal is growing both critically as well as commercially, as he gains more success.

Having produced work for both film and television now, his career is only growing from strength-to-strength as it progresses. Knowing his audience he’s managed to find his niche and work on it effectively, as he continues to create material of a high standard. This will carry on in the years to come as he shows no signs of stopping anytime soon.


First published on the 4th of September, 2000, in the UK, this bestselling book was set to propel Anthony Horowitz’s profile forwards. Not only getting a film deal out of it, he’s also had a video-game and graphic-novel come from it as well over the following years. Setting up the ‘Alex Rider’ series, it creates the overall tone and feel for the books, whilst also establishing many of the main characters.

At first glance Alex Rider is a normal schoolboy who seems to be having a fairly straightforward uneventful upbringing. That is until one day as a teenager he finally realizes his true calling and that everything has been leading up to the moment where he’s to become a super-spy. After his uncle and adoptive parent, Ian Rider, mysteriously dies he’s led to discover more about what happened and the true nature of what he’s to become. Forced to attend a training program, he reluctantly goes to a special camp for spies where he learns more about what he’s to become. That’s when he realizes there’s more to things than initially meets the eye, as he discovers a plot set-up by the people he’s now entrusted with. Not knowing where to turn he has to decipher the clues left to him by his uncle and prevent a catastrophe from taking place. Will Alex be able to save the day and those around him, whilst saving himself in the process staying out of harm’s way? Can he become what he was always destined to be and fully realize his true potential as a secret-agent for the government? What will become of Alex Rider in his first mission as he goes head-to-head with none other than the ‘Stormbreaker’?

Raven’s Gate

Taking a more horror slanted angle, this book was initially released in 2005 on the 1st of June in the United States by Anthony Horowitz. Combining both fantasy and horror, it was to set-up ‘The Power of Five’ series creating an overall arc and tone for the books. Having a graphic-novel adaptation as well in 2010, its popularity has continued to endure since it was first published.

After a run-in with a policeman following a warehouse break-in, fifteen year old Matt Freeman attempts to confess, but his accomplice stabs the policeman in the back then attempts to blame him. Matt is found not guilty of the crime though, but not before discovering he may have hidden darker talents. Put into a care program, he attempts to fit back into society, but he fast learns that he may need to keep his own darker powers under wraps as well. Will he be able to find out what all the strange dreams mean and what they’re saying to him? Can he keep everything quiet and discreet? What will happen as he discovers what’s coming from Raven’s Gate?

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2 Responses to “Anthony Horowitz”

  1. Mary Ann: 1 year ago

    Those are the only two I have read, but I do have the new book The Twist of the Knife on my Christmas list. Just now checking his other books out. Enjoy.

  2. Chris preucel: 1 year ago

    just finished PBS magpie murders, WOW!!! just started reading moonflower murders.
    any more books set in the 1940’s, 50’s, 60’s such as atticus pund?


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