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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

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Obras por Anthony Horowitz

Stormbreaker (2000) 6,740 exemplares
Point Blank (2001) 4,419 exemplares
Skeleton Key (2002) 4,242 exemplares
Eagle Strike (2003) 3,878 exemplares
Ark Angel (2005) 3,835 exemplares
Scorpia (2004) 3,813 exemplares
Magpie Murders (2016) 3,754 exemplares
Snakehead (2007) 2,989 exemplares
The House of Silk (2011) 2,866 exemplares
Crocodile Tears (2009) 2,246 exemplares
Raven's Gate (2005) 2,207 exemplares
The Word Is Murder (2017) 1,990 exemplares
Moriarty (2014) 1,683 exemplares
Evil Star (1985) 1,563 exemplares
Scorpia Rising (2011) 1,554 exemplares
Moonflower Murders (2020) 1,349 exemplares
Nightrise (2007) 1,279 exemplares
The Sentence is Death (2018) 1,152 exemplares
Necropolis (2008) 1,003 exemplares
Russian Roulette (2013) 796 exemplares
A Line to Kill (2021) 790 exemplares
The Falcon's Malteser (1986) 733 exemplares
Public Enemy Number Two (1987) 551 exemplares
The Twist of a Knife (2022) 528 exemplares
Trigger Mortis (2015) 494 exemplares
South By Southeast (1991) 484 exemplares
Groosham Grange (1988) 480 exemplares
Stormbreaker: The Graphic Novel (2006) 457 exemplares
Oblivion (2010) 440 exemplares
Myths and Legends (1991) 410 exemplares
Forever and a Day (2018) 382 exemplares
Never Say Die (2017) 339 exemplares
The Devil and His Boy (1997) 334 exemplares
The Switch (2009) 329 exemplares
Return to Groosham Grange (1999) 297 exemplares
Granny (1994) 291 exemplares
Point Blank: The Graphic Novel (2007) 290 exemplares
Three of Diamonds (2004) 252 exemplares
Horowitz Horror (1999) 250 exemplares
Alex Rider: The Gadgets (2005) 239 exemplares
I Know What You Did Last Wednesday (2002) 198 exemplares
Nightshade (2020) 181 exemplares
With a Mind to Kill (2022) 174 exemplares
Skeleton Key: The Graphic Novel (2009) 167 exemplares
The Blurred Man (2002) 156 exemplares
The Greek Who Stole Christmas (2007) 155 exemplares
The Killing Joke (2002) 141 exemplares
The French Confection (2002) 138 exemplares
Secret Weapon: Short Story Omnibus (2019) 135 exemplares
More Horowitz Horror (2000) 132 exemplares
The Complete Horowitz Horror (2008) 119 exemplares
The Three Monarchs (2014) 113 exemplares
Bloody Horowitz (2010) 94 exemplares
Stormbreaker [2006 film] (2006) — Autor — 92 exemplares
Eagle Strike: Graphic Novel (2012) 90 exemplares
Legends: Beasts and Monsters (2010) 76 exemplares
Death Walks Tonight: Horrifying Stories (1994) — Editor — 75 exemplares
Legends: Battles and Quests (2010) 69 exemplares
Killer Camera (2002) 69 exemplares
The Devil's Door-Bell (1983) 55 exemplares
Twist Cottage (1827) 51 exemplares
The Night of the Scorpion (1984) 51 exemplares
Two of Diamonds (2009) 48 exemplares
The Phone Goes Dead (1824) 48 exemplares
Robin of Sherwood: The Hooded Man (1986) 48 exemplares
Legends: Heroes and Villains (2011) 47 exemplares
Foyle's War: Set 1 (2002) 47 exemplares
More Bloody Horowitz (2010) 44 exemplares
Scared (2002) 43 exemplares
Raven's Gate: The Graphic Novel (2010) 42 exemplares
Legends: Death and the Underworld (2011) 42 exemplares
The Night Bus (1800) 42 exemplares
The Silver Citadel (1986) 42 exemplares
Foyle's War: Set 6 (2010) — Creator — 40 exemplares
Foyle's War: Set 3 (2005) — Creator — 38 exemplares
Foyle's War: Set 7 (2013) — Creator — 37 exemplares
Foyle's War: Set 4 (2007) — Creator; Creator — 34 exemplares
Alex Rider Boxed Set, Books 1-5 (2006) 34 exemplares
Foyle's War: Set 8 (2015) — Creator — 33 exemplares
Alex Rider: The Mission Files (2008) 32 exemplares
Burnt (Horowitz Horror) (2002) 32 exemplares
Day of the Dragon (1989) 31 exemplares
Foyle's War: The Complete Saga (2009) 30 exemplares
Foyle's War: Set 5 (2013) 30 exemplares
Legends: The Wrath of the Gods (2012) 29 exemplares
Nightshade Revenge (2023) 27 exemplares
Alex Rider 9 Book Collection (2011) 25 exemplares
William S. (1999) 24 exemplares
Alex Rider: The Six Missions (1803) 24 exemplares
The Complete Adventures of Robin of Sherwood (1990) — Autor — 23 exemplares
Foyle's War: Set 2 (2013) 22 exemplares
Foyle's War: Set 1, Episode 2: White Feather (2002) — Creator — 20 exemplares
Vermeer to Eternity (2015) 19 exemplares
The Four of Diamonds (2012) 16 exemplares
Mindgame (Oberon Modern Plays) (2000) 15 exemplares
The Hitchhiker (2010) 15 exemplares
Angst (1998) 15 exemplares
Foyle's War: Sets 1-6 - The Home Front Files (2013) — Creator; Creator — 14 exemplares
Foyle's War: Set 2, Episode 2: Among the Few (2003) — Creator — 14 exemplares
Foyle's War: Set 1, Episode 4: Eagle Day (2002) — Creator — 13 exemplares
Foyle's War: Set 2, Episode 1: Fifty Ships (2003) — Creator — 13 exemplares
Foyle's War: Set 1, Episode 3: A Lesson in Murder (2002) — Creator — 12 exemplares
Foyle's War: Set 2, Episode 3: War Games (2003) — Creator — 11 exemplares
Foyle's War: Sets 1-5 - From Dunkirk to VE-Day — Creator — 11 exemplares
Foyle's War: Set 1, Episode 1: The German Woman (2003) — Creator — 9 exemplares
Evil Star: The Graphic Novel (2014) 9 exemplares
Midsomer Murders: Written in Blood [1998 TV Series Episode] (1998) — Screenplay — 9 exemplares
Foyle's War: Set 3, Episode 4: A War of Nerves (2004) — Creator — 7 exemplares
Oblivion, Part 1 (2013) 7 exemplares
Collision [2009 TV Mini-series] (2009) — Creator — 6 exemplares
Foyle's War: Set 3, Episode 1: The French Drop (2004) — Creator — 6 exemplares
Foyle's War: Set 3, Episode 2: Enemy Fire (2004) — Creator — 6 exemplares
Injustice [2011 TV mini-series] (2011) — writer — 6 exemplares
Oblivion, Part 2 (2013) 6 exemplares
Wickedly Funny Horowitz Boxset (2015) 5 exemplares
Meer angst (1998) 5 exemplares
The White Carnation (2013) 5 exemplares
Foyle's War: Set 4, Episode 4: Casualties of War (2007) — Creator — 4 exemplares
Foyle's War: Set 4, Episode 1: Invasion (2006) — Creator — 4 exemplares
Christmas at Gunpoint (2006) 4 exemplares
Foyle's War: Set 4, Episode 2: Bad Blood (2006) — Creator — 4 exemplares
Foyle's War: Set 4, Episode 3: Bleak Midwinter (2007) — Creator — 4 exemplares
The Best of Foyle's War (2012) 4 exemplares
Resistance to Interrogation (2006) 3 exemplares
Tea with Smithers (2019) 3 exemplares
The Man with Eleven Fingers (2012) 3 exemplares
Foyle's War: Set 5, Episode 1: Plan of Attack (2008) — Creator — 3 exemplares
Foyle's War: Sets 4-5 (2015) 3 exemplares
Foyle's War: Set 5, Episode 2: Broken Souls (2008) — Creator — 3 exemplares
Foyle's War: Set 2, Episode 4: The Funk Hole (2003) — Creator — 3 exemplares
Foyle's War: Sets 1-2 — Creator — 3 exemplares
Foyle's War: Set 5, Episode 3: All Clear (2008) — Creator — 3 exemplares
Alex Rider Complete Set (pb) (2009) 2 exemplares
Spy Trap (2019) 2 exemplares
Alex in Afghanistan (2019) 2 exemplares
Foyle's War: Set 6, Episode 2: Killing Time (2010) — Creator — 2 exemplares
Secret Weapon (2003) 2 exemplares
Alex Rider agente segreto (2002) 2 exemplares
Adventurer (1987) 2 exemplares
The Switch {video} — Autor — 2 exemplares
The Gatekeepers Set 2 exemplares
Foyle's War: Sets 3-4 — Creator — 2 exemplares
Anthony Horowitz Promotion (2002) 2 exemplares
Foyle's War: Sets 1-7 — Creator — 2 exemplares
Alex Underground 2 exemplares
Foyle's War: Sets 5-6 — Creator — 2 exemplares
Foyle's War: Set 6, Episode 1: The Russian House (2010) — Creator — 2 exemplares
Il segreto di sua Maestà (2002) 1 exemplar
Y ffôn yn marw (2010) 1 exemplar
Bws Y Nos (Welsh Edition) (2010) 1 exemplar
Bwthyn tro (2010) 1 exemplar
Ugursuz Yildiz (2010) 1 exemplar
Foyle's War: Set 7, Episode 3: Sunflower (2013) — Creator — 1 exemplar
Starting Out (1990) 1 exemplar
Foyle's War: Set 7, Episode 2: The Cage (2013) — Creator — 1 exemplar
Foyle's War: Set 7, Episode 1: The Eternity Ring (2013) — Creator — 1 exemplar
Foyle's War: Set 8, Episode 2: Trespass — Creator — 1 exemplar
Foyle's War: Set 8, Episode 1: High Castle — Creator — 1 exemplar
Poisoned pen 1 exemplar
Gemini-Project 1 exemplar

Associated Works

A Christmas Carol (1843) — Introdução, algumas edições24,351 exemplares
Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Contribuidor — 764 exemplares
Guys Read: Thriller (2011) — Contribuidor — 315 exemplares
OxCrimes (2014) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
Midsomer Murders: Death's Shadow [1999 TV Series Episode] (1999) — Screenplay — 16 exemplares
Midnight Feast (2007) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Midsomer Murders: Strangler's Wood [1999 TV Series Episode] (1999) — Screenplay — 10 exemplares
Midsomer Murders: Dead Man's Eleven [1999 TV Series Episode] (1999) — Screenplay — 7 exemplares
Midsomer Murders: Judgement Day [2000 TV Series Episode] (2000) — Screenplay — 7 exemplares
Red: The Waterstones Anthology (2012) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares

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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
Ocupações
screenwriter
novelist
creator of television series
Prémios e menções honrosas
Order of the British Empire (Officer, 2014)
Agente
Jonathan Lloyd

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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 | 232 outras críticas | Feb 23, 2024 |
Enough with the fat shaming, already.
 
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Dracoster | 1 outra crítica | 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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Estatísticas

Obras
223
Also by
15
Membros
66,493
Popularidade
#206
Avaliação
4.0
Críticas
1,887
ISBN
2,347
Línguas
28
Marcado como favorito
72

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