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Anthony Horowitz

  • 5 stars across 122 books
    Anthony Horowitz Biography
    Anthony Horowitz is one of the most successful UK writers working across many media - books, TV series, plays, films and journalism. Anthony has written over 40 books including the bestselling teen spy series Alex Rider, which he adapted into a movie that was released in 2006. The Alex Rider series has sold 19 million copies worldwide. Anthony has also written The Diamond Brothers series and The Power of Five.

    Born in Middlesex on 5th April 1955, as a child Anthony enjoyed reading books from his father's library and when he attended boarding school from the age of 8 he entertained his schoolmates with stories that he'd read. He developed a love for writing in his teens and graduated with a degree in English Literature and Art History from the University of York.

    Anthony now lives in London with his wife and they have two sons.

    Anthony Horowitz Facts
    Anthony was awarded an OBE for his services to literature in January 2014.

    He has been a patron to East Anglia Children’s Hospices and the anti-bullying charity, Kidscape, since 2008.

    Our favourite Anthony Horowitz Book Characters
    Alex - from the Alex Rider series
    Nick and Tim - from the Diamond Brothers series

    Our favourite Anthony Horowitz Book Quotes
    “Believe me, It would be better if we didn't meet again. Go back to school. Go back to your life. And next time they ask you, say no. Killing is for grown-ups and you're still a child.” (Storm breaker)

    “You can kiss me if you like," she said. Alex let go of her and turned away. "Thanks, Fiona," he said. "But frankly I'd prefer to kiss the horse.” (Point Blank)

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    2nd April 2015

    Stormbreaker

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    2nd April 2015

    Point Blanc

    The second mission in the number one bestselling Alex Rider series. In the second book in the number one bestselling Al... More

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    2nd April 2015

    Skeleton Key

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    Never Say Die

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    2nd April 2015

    Crocodile Tears

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    2nd April 2015

    Scorpia Rising

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    5th May 2016

    The Diamond Brothers in The Falcon's Malteser

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    2nd April 2015

    Eagle Strike

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    2nd April 2015

    Snakehead

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    2nd April 2015

    Scorpia

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    2nd April 2015

    Russian Roulette

    The eagerly anticipated, deadly prequel to the number one bestselling Alex Rider series. In the prequel to the number o... More

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    4th July 2013

    The Power of Five: Nightrise

    The third episode in the epic fantasy series by Anthony Horowitz. Nevada, USA. Fourteen-year-old twins Jamie and Scott ... More

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    4th July 2013

    The Power of Five: Raven's Gate

    The first book in the bestselling fantasy series The Power of Five by Anthony Horowitz. The first episode in The Power ... More

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    5th May 2016

    The Diamond Brothers in South by South East

    A hilarious story about the world's worst detectives by the bestelling author of the Alex Rider series, Anthony Horowitz... More

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    5th May 2016

    The Diamond Brothers in Public Enemy Number Two

    A hilarious story about the world's worst detectives by the bestelling author of the Alex Rider series, Anthony Horowitz... More

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    1st June 2012

    The Falcon's Malteser

    When a dwarf comes into the office and leaves a package, Tim Diamond, the world's worst private-detective, is faced with... More

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    4th July 2013

    The Power of Five: Necropolis

    The fourth book in the supernatural series by Anthony Horowitz. Evil has been unleashed on the world and only five chil... More

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    4th July 2013

    The Power of Five: Evil Star

    The second story in the bestselling fantasy series The Power of Five by Anthony Horowitz. After his experiences at Rave... More

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    4th July 2013

    The Power of Five: Oblivion

    The epic conclusion to the ever-popular supernatural series, by the number one bestselling author of Alex Rider. Having... More

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    5th May 2003

    Groosham Grange

    Sent to Groosham Grange as a last resort by his parents, David Eliot quickly discovers that his new school is a very wei... More

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    5th March 2007

    Public Enemy Number Two

    Framed for jewel robbery, young Nick Diamond finds himself sharing a prison cell with Johnny Powers, Public Enemy Number... More

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    15th February 2010

    Ofn

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    7th April 2015

    Twist

    Bree Bennis finally has it all - a non-comatose mother, an uber-hot (albeit anachronistic) boyfriend named Finn, and a n... More

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    29th May 2014

    Oblivion

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    30th July 2010

    Camera Creulon

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    16th May 2010

    Llosgi

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    1st July 2013

    Beasts and Monsters

    Take the Ultimate 20 monster challenge! Highly collectable series that uses a card-game-based design to allow readers to... More

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    15th September 2010

    Bws Y Nos

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    12th February 2005

    Groosham Grange - Two Books in One!

    This bind-up combines Groosham Grange, the Lancashire Children's Book of the Year, with its gripping sequel, Return to G... More

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    1st May 2008

    The Phone Goes Dead

    Two dark and creepy tales by Anthony Horowitz, a master-storyteller and the best-selling author of the Alex Rider series... More

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    1st September 2010

    More Bloody Horowitz Cd

    From Anthony Horowitz, the bestselling author of "Alex Rider" and "The Power of Five", comes a collection of ten macabre... More

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    5th May 2003

    Return to Groosham Grange

    The ghoulishly funny sequel to Groosham Grange by number one bestselling author Anthony Horowitz. Someone is trying to ... More

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    14th October 2010

    EDGE: Horowitz Graphic Horror: Killer Camera

    Matt finds a camera for his Dad's birthday at a car boot sale. It's exactly what he needs, and it's really cheap. But ... More

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    1st October 2007

    The Greek Who Stole Christmas

    It's Christmas and the Diamond Brothers - the world's most defective detectives - are back with a new case to solve in t... More

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    5th July 2012

    The Diamond Brothers in South by South East

    Meet the Diamond Brothers, the world's worst private-detective agency, in this Chandler-esque spoof series from the crea... More

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    17th April 2014

    Devil and His Boy

    London is dirty, distant and dangerous ...but that's where orphan Tom Falconer is heading. And he's got a whole assortme... More

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    7th May 2010

    Battles and Quests

    A collection of five bite-size myths from across the globe, Battles and Quests by bestselling author Anthony Horow... More

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    5th March 2015

    Granny

    A wickedly funny tale about the granny from Hell by the creator of Alex Rider. Anthony Horowitz, creator of the bestsel... More

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    4th April 2013

    Horowitz Horror

    Welcome to a strange and twisted world where the spooky, the shocking, and the positively petrifying are lurking just ... More

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    1st June 2012

    Public Enemy Number Two

    Wisecracking young Nick Diamond finds himself sharing a prison cell with Johnny Powers, Public Enemy No.1. His only chan... More

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    8th May 2008

    Killer Camera

    Two spine-chilling short stories by Anthony Horowitz, a master-storyteller and the best-selling author of the Alex Rider... More

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    30th September 2010

    EDGE - Horowitz Graphic Horror: The Hitchhiker

    Jacob is in the car when his dad stops to pick up a stranger in the rain - the hitchhiker. Who is he? And why is he ou... More

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    27th September 2013

    Cyrch Eryr

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    3rd April 2008

    Burnt

    Uncle Nigel is determined to get a sun tan. But Tim is sure there is something sinister going on, when his uncle's skin ... More

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    4th June 2007

    The French Confection

    The Diamond Brothers - the world's worst detectives - are embroiled in a Parisian mystery! eBook available. The hard-up... More

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    27th September 2013

    Traeth Sgerbwd

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    4th June 2007

    The Blurred Man

    The Diamond Brothers - the world's worst private detectives - are on the case! eBook available. Lenny Smile has been ru... More

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    1st July 2008

    Horowitz Horror: Eight Sinister Stories You'll Wish You'd Never Read

    It's a world where everything might seem pretty normal. But the weird, the surprising and the truly terrifying are lurki... More

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    3rd April 2008

    Scared

    Three sinister and creepy tales by Anthony Horowitz, a master-storyteller and the best-selling author of the Alex Rider ... More

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    27th September 2013

    Pic Blanc

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    1st July 2008

    Nine Nasty Stories to Chill You to the Bone

    It's a world where everything seems pretty normal. But the weird, the sinister and the truly terrifying are lurking just... More

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    21st June 2012

    Tricks and Transformations

    A collection of five bite-size myths from across the globe, Tricks and Transformations by Anthony Horowitz include... More

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    9th September 2010

    Scared

    Gary hates going to the countryside, he would rather be dead. So when his mum drags him off to his Gran's crummy cotta... More

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    21st June 2012

    The Wrath of the Gods

    A collection of five bite-size myths from across the globe, The Wrath of the Gods by Anthony Horowitz includes exc... More

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    3rd April 2008

    The Night Bus

    Three terrifying short stories by Anthony Horowitz, a master storyteller and the bestselling author of the Alex Rider se... More

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    1st November 2013

    The Power of Five: Evil Star - The Graphic Novel

    Adapted from the original story by Anthony Horowitz, No. 1 bestselling author, comes the second graphic novel in his chi... More

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    6th August 2015

    The Switch

    A dark and mysterious adventure from the number one bestselling author of the Alex Rider series. A boy's casual wish le... More

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    4th June 2015

    Diamond Brothers in the Blurred Man & I Know What You Did Last Wednesday

    Meet the Diamond Brothers, the world's worst private-detective agency, in this Chandler-esque spoof from the creator of ... More

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    4th June 2015

    Diamond Brothers in the French Confection & the Greek Who Stole Christmas

    Meet the Diamond Brothers, the world's worst private-detective agency, in this Chandler-esque spoof from the creator of ... More

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    6th May 2011

    Heroes and Villains

    A fun collection of five bite-size myths from across the globe, Heroes and Villains by Anthony Horowitz includes g... More

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    3rd March 2016

    Return to Groosham Grange

    The ghoulishly funny sequel to Groosham Grange by number one bestselling author Anthony Horowitz. In the wickedly funny... More

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    6th August 2015

    Groosham Grange

    A hilarious, spooky tale from the number one bestselling author Anthony Horowitz. A wickedly funny story by the number ... More

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    2nd April 2015

    Ark Angel

    The action-packed sixth adventure in the number one bestselling Alex Rider series. In the sixth book in the number one ... More

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    9th September 2010

    The Phone Goes Dead

    David finally gets the phone he's been nagging his dad for, but it's not quite what he expected. He starts getting cal... More

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    2nd July 2010

    Bwthyn Tro

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    15th November 2010

    Ffon Yn Marw, Y

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    1st June 2013

    The Power of Five: Raven's Gate - The Graphic Novel

    A stylish re-issue of the atmospheric graphic novel adaptation of the Number 1 bestseller Raven's Gate, from the creator... More

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    1st November 2014

    Power of Five: Nightrise - The Graphic Novel

    A compelling and slick graphic adaptation of Night Rise - the third book in this epic, supernatural and action-packed se... More

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    6th October 2011

    More Bloody Horowitz

    The No. 1 bestselling creator of Alex Rider gives horror a whole new look in this mischievous collection of macabre tale... More

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    5th May 2016

    The Diamond Brothers in The Blurred Man & I Know What You Did Last Wednesday

    Two Diamond Brothers cases in one sparkling volume by the author of the number one bestselling Alex Rider series. Meet ... More

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    5th May 2016

    The Diamond Brothers in The French Confection & The Greek Who Stole Christmas

    Two hilarious Diamond Brothers investigations in one volume by the number one bestselling author of the Alex Rider serie... More

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    3rd March 2016

    The Devil and His Boy

    Chase through the streets of Elizabethan London in this thrilling adventure by number one bestselling author, Anthony Ho... More

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    6th September 2010

    More Bloody Horowitz

    Stories of ultimate revenge, from freshly sold human meat and uncontrollable robots, to life-sucking MP3 players and rea... More

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    4th October 2010

    More Bloody Horowitz

    Stories of ultimate revenge, from freshly sold human meat and uncontrollable robots, to life-sucking MP3 players and rea... More

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    30th October 2008

    Power Of Five Bk 4: Necropolis Cd

    Hong Kong has been taken over by the Old Ones and has become Necropolis, city of the dead. Once in, there is no way out.... More

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    6th October 2016

    Secret Weapon

    This title is an essential selection of short stories featuring familiar characters from the "Alex Rider" series. From t... More

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    1st October 2003

    The Missions

    For use in schools and libraries only. Follows a 14-year-old boy, who, after the death of the uncle who had been his gua... More

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    4th June 2007

    I Know What You Did Last Wednesday

    There's been a murder on a remote island ... but the Diamond Brothers are on the case! eBook available. When the Diamon... More

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    5th June 2006

    Alex Rider: The Gadgets

    With an introduction by Smithers, this book contains detailed fold-out blueprints of the gadgets used by the teen supers... More

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    1st January 2009

    Granny

    Twelve-year-old Joe Warden isn't happy. He has rich, uncaring parents and is virtually a prisoner in the huge family man... More

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    2nd January 2009

    The Switch

    A boy's casual wish leads him into a dark and mysterious world in this thrilling adventure from the creator of Alex Ride... More

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    1st October 2007

    Three Of Diamonds

    It's a dangerous life being the younger brother of the world's worst private detective - but Nick Diamond has survived..... More

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    2nd March 2009

    Power Of Five Bk 1: Raven's Gate Graphic

    This is an atmospheric graphic-novel adaptation of the number 1 bestseller "Raven's Gate", from the creator of "Alex Rid... More

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    5th July 2012

    The Diamond Brothers in the Four of Diamonds

    Meet the Diamond Brothers, the world's worst private-detective agency in four hilarious and action-packed stories from t... More

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    1st August 2009

    Devil And His Boy, The

    Chase through the streets of Elizabethan London in this historical adventure from the creator of Alex Rider. London is d... More

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    1st August 2005

    Power Of Five Bk 1: Raven's Gate Cd

    A sinister story of the supernatural; first of five in a thrilling new series by this number-one best-selling author. Ma... More

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    1st August 2005

    Eagle Strike Cassette

    Reluctant MI6 agent Alex Rider is relaxing in the south of France until a sudden, ruthless attack on his hosts plunges h... More

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    1st August 2005

    Eagle Strike Cassette

    Reluctant MI6 agent Alex Rider is relaxing in the south of France until a sudden, ruthless attack on his hosts plunges h... More

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    1st November 2008

    Power Of Five Bk 4: Necropolis

    This is the eagerly-awaited fourth book in this bestselling series. Hong Kong has been taken over by the Old Ones and ha... More

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    1st October 2008

    Alex Rider: Mission Files Slipcase

    This is an essential guide to the exciting missions of teenage spy Alex Rider, featuring blueprints, data files, foldout... More

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    1st January 2007

    Falcon's Malteser

    When vertically challenged Johnny Naples entrusts Tim Diamond with a package worth over three million pounds, he's makin... More

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    23rd December 2006

    South By South East

    Tim Diamond, the world's worst private detective, is broke - as his much smarter younger brother Nick is quick to remind... More

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    3rd April 2006

    Power Of Five Bk 2: Evil Star

    In this unabridged reading by Paul Panting, fourteen-year-old Matt Freeman thinks his days of battling evil are over aft... More

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    2nd April 2007

    Power Of Five Bk 3: Nightrise Cd

    Nevada, USA - fourteen-year-old twins Jamie and Scott Tyler are performing a mind-reading act in a dingy theatre. But wh... More

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    7th May 2010

    Legends!: Beasts and Monsters

    There was a time when monsters and dragons roamed the earth and the gods walked among us. A time of blood, swords and fu... More

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    7th May 2010

    Legends!: Battles and Quests

    There was a time when monsters and dragons roamed the earth and the gods walked among us - a time of blood, swords and f... More

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    4th June 2007

    Myths and Legends

    From a riddling sphinx to a monkey who would be king, here are 35 timeless myths and legends from around the world. Pack... More

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    27th June 1991

    Myths and Legends

    A retelling of over 30 myths from many lands. They include familiar tales, such as St George and the Dragon from Britain... More

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    1st February 2007

    The Unholy Grail

    Nickolas Grace reads "The Unholy Grail", the entertaining and suspenseful sequel to "Groosham Grange Someone", it seems,... More

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    1st October 2012

    The Power of Five: Oblivion

    Having escaped from Hong Kong, the Five Gatekeepers - Matt, Pedro, Scott, Jamie and Scarlett - are scattered in a hostil... More

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    6th May 2011

    Death and the Underworld

    When life is over, and the conflicted souls of the dead wend their weary way down to the underworld, what do they see? A... More

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    1st October 2018

    Scared to Death: Ten Sinister Stories by the Master of the Macabre

    The number one bestselling author of Alex Rider gives horror a whole new look in this mischievous collection of ten twis... More

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    28th July 2017

    Raven's Gate

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    28th July 2017

    Necropolis

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    28th July 2017

    Evil Star

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    28th July 2017

    Nightrise

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    1st October 2014

    Necropolis

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    1st September 2014

    Nightrise

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    1st August 2014

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    Raven's Gate

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    Battles and Quests

    A collection of five bite-size myths from across the globe, Battles and Quests by bestselling author Anthony Horow... More

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    20th July 2015

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