Anthony Horowitz Books In Order

Anthony Horowitz was born on April 5, 1955, in Middlesex, England. Over the years, Horowitz has become one of the most prolific and beloved writers of our time. His range, spanning from children’s adventure and young adult mysteries to adult crime fiction and screenwriting, is a testament to his extraordinary storytelling prowess.

The Chameleon of Genres

Horowitz’s ability to effortlessly transition between different genres is nothing short of remarkable. Whether it’s the spy adventures of Alex Rider, the clever and dark adult mysteries featuring Detective Hawthorne, or his forays into the world of Sherlock Holmes and James Bond, Horowitz shows a chameleon-like ability to adapt his style to suit different narratives and audiences. His work is marked by a deep understanding of each genre’s conventions, which he skillfully upholds and subverts to keep his readers enthralled.

Creating Worlds for Young Minds

In the realm of children’s and young adult literature, Horowitz has had a particularly profound impact. His Alex Rider series, featuring a teenage spy, has become a cornerstone of YA literature, combining action, suspense, and emotional depth. These stories resonate with young readers, offering not just escapism but also characters with whom they can identify and learn from.

Horowitz’s Signature Style

What sets Anthony Horowitz’s writing apart is his knack for crafting narratives that are both clever and engaging. His works are characterized by intricate plots, well-developed characters, and a seamless blend of humor and suspense. He has a particular gift for creating compelling openings and twist endings that leave the reader both satisfied and eager for more.

A Homage to the Classics

A notable aspect of Horowitz’s career is his contribution to the legacies of Sherlock Holmes and James Bond. His novels “The House of Silk” and “Moriarty,” as well as his Bond novels “Trigger Mortis” and “Forever and a Day,” showcase his ability to capture the essence of these iconic characters while imbuing the stories with his own original touch. This balancing act between respect for the original material and creative innovation is a hallmark of Horowitz’s talent.

The Impact of Horowitz’s Storytelling

Beyond the pages, Horowitz’s influence extends to television, where he has penned successful shows like “Foyle’s War” and “Midsomer Murders.” His ability to craft compelling narratives for different mediums further underscores his versatility and skill as a storyteller.

In Summary: A Journey Through Imagination

Reading Anthony Horowitz’s work is a journey through a landscape rich with imagination, intrigue, and adventure. He continues to captivate audiences of all ages, proving that good storytelling transcends genre and generation. As he weaves new tales, Horowitz’s legacy as a master storyteller only continues to grow, ensuring his place in the pantheon of great contemporary writers.

Publication Order of Alex Rider Books

Point Blank(2001)
Skeleton Key(2002)
Eagle Strike(2003)
Ark Angel(2005)
Crocodile Tears(2009)
Quite a Ride(2010)
Scorpia Rising(2011)
Russian Roulette(2013)
Never Say Die(2017)
Secret Weapon(2019)
Nightshade Revenge(2024)

Read more about the Alex Rider series here.

Publication Order of Alex Rider Collections

Alex Rider: Secret Weapon(2019)

Publication Order of Alex Rider: The Graphic Novel Books

Point Blank(2007)
Skeleton Key(2009)
Eagle Strike(2012)
Ark Angel(2020)

Publication Order of Alex Rider Non-Fiction Books

The Gadget(2005)
Alex Rider, Mission Files(2008)

Publication Order of Detective Daniel Hawthorne Books

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

Read more about the Detective Daniel Hawthorn series of books here.

Publication Order of Diamond Brothers Books

The Falcon’s Malteser(1986)
Public Enemy Number Two(1987)
South by Southeast(1991)
The Blurred Man(2003)
The French Confection(2003)
I Know What You Did Last Wednesday(2003)
The Greek Who Stole Christmas(2007)
Two of Diamonds(2009)
The Double Eagle Has Landed(2011)

Read more about the Diamond Brother series here.

Publication Order of Diamond Brother Mysteries Books

Three of Diamonds(2004)
Four of Diamonds(2012)

Publication Order of Groosham Grange Books

Groosham Grange(1988)
The Unholy Grail / Return to Groosham Grange(1990)

Publication Order of Horrowitz Horror Shorts Books

Horowitz Horror(1999)
More Horowitz Horror(2000)

Publication Order of Legends Books

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

Publication Order of Pentagram Chronicles Books

The Devil’s Door Bell(1983)
The Night of the Scorpion(1985)
The Silver Citadel(1986)
Day of the Dragon(1989)

Publication Order of Pocket HorowitzBooks

Killer Camera(2002)
The Night Bus(2002)
The Phone Goes Dead(2002)
Twist Cottage(2002)

Publication Order of Power Of Five/The Gatekeepers Books

Raven’s Gate(2005)
Evil Star(2006)

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

Raven’s Gate(By: Tony Lee)(2010)
Evil Star(By: Tony Lee)(2014)
Nightrise(By: Tony Lee)(2014)

Publication Order of Sherlock Holmes Books

The House of Silk(2011)
The Three Monarchs(2014)
The Adventure of the Seven Christmas Cards(2020)

Publication Order of Susan Ryeland Books

The Magpie Murders(2016)
Moonflower Murders(2020)

Publication Order of James Bond (Extended) Books

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

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Myths and Legends(1985)
Death Walks Tonight(1995)
Bloody Horowitz(2010)
Scared to Death(2018)

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

The Hitchhiker(2010)

Publication Order of Standalone Plays

A Handbag(2015)

Publication Order of Bug Club Books

BC NF Brown A/3C Machines on the Move(By: Clive Gifford)(0)
Meddlers: The Not-So-Merry-Go-Round(By: Maureen Haselhurst)(0)
Bug Club Pro Guided Year 6 The Road to Freedom(By: Lesa Cline-Ransome)(0)
Step Inside a Story(By: Julia Donaldson)(2012)
Plays to Act Tyrannosaurus Drip(By: Julia Donaldson)(2012)
Plays to Act Tiddler(By: Julia Donaldson)(2012)
Flash the Dog Dives In!(By: Jim Eldridge)(2012)
The Dragon’s Tale and Other Beastly Stories(With: Simone Massoni)(2012)
Missing Milly(By: Julia Donaldson)(2013)
Goha and the Shoes(By: Julia Donaldson)(2013)
The Best Bet(By: Julia Donaldson,Charlie Alder)(2013)
Frog Fight(By: Julia Donaldson)(2013)
The Noises Next Door(By: Julia Donaldson)(2013)
Don’t Call Me Mum!(By: Julia Donaldson)(2013)
Flash the Dog Bounces In!(By: Jim Eldridge)(2013)
Big Giant, Little Bear(By: Rosalind Kerven)(2013)

Publication Order of Red Hot Reads Books

Ghost Stories(By: Robert Westall)(1988)
Mystery(By: Helen Cresswell)(1996)
Mystifying(By: Helen Cresswell)(1996)
Mystery Stories(By: Helen Cresswell)(1996)
Ballet Stories(By: Sally Holmes)(1997)
Detective Stories(By: Philip Pullman)(1998)
Animal Stories(By: Michael Morpurgo)(1999)

Publication Order of Robin of Sherwood Books

Robin Of Sherwood And The Hounds Of Lucifer(By: Richard Carpenter,Robin May)(1986)
Robin Of Sherwood(By: Richard Carpenter)(1986)
Robin of Sherwood Game Books: The King’s Demon(By: Russ Nicholson,Graham Staplehurst)(1987)
Robin of Sherwood Game Books: Sword of the Templar(By: Russ Nicholson,Paul Mason)(1987)
Robin of Sherwood: The Time of the Wolf(By: Richard Carpenter)(1988)
Hooded Man Volume 2(By: Andrew Orton)(2014)
Robin Of Sherwood: The Baron’s Daughter(By: Jennifer Ash)(2018)
Robin Of Sherwood: The Waterford Boy(By: Jennifer Ash)(2018)
Robin Of Sherwood: The Waterford Boy(By: Jennifer Ash)(2018)
Robin Of Sherwood: Mathilda’s Legacy(By: Jennifer Ash)(2018)
Robin Of Sherwood: The Baron’s Daughter(By: Jennifer Ash)(2018)
Robin Of Sherwood: Mathilda’s Legacy(By: Jennifer Ash)(2018)
Robin Of Sherwood: The Meeting Place(By: Jennifer Ash)(2018)
Robin Of Sherwood: The Meeting Place(By: Jennifer Ash)(2018)
Robin Of Sherwood: Sanctuary(By: Michael Praed,Paul Birch,Richard Carpenter,Barnaby Eaton-Jones,Andy Secombe,Nikolas Grace)(2019)
Robin Of Sherwood: The Complete Series 4 Collection(By: Jennifer Ash)(2020)
Robin Of Sherwood: The Complete Series 4 Collection(By: Jennifer Ash)(2020)
Robin Of Sherwood: The Power Of Three(By: Jennifer Ash)(2020)
Robin Of Sherwood: Fitzwarren’s Well(By: Jennifer Ash)(2020)
The Red Lord(By: Paul Kane)(2020)
Robin Of Sherwood: The Meeting Place(By: Jennifer Ash)(2021)
Robin Of Sherwood: Here Be Dragons(By: Gary Russell)(2021)
Robin of Sherwood: The Trial Of Little John(By: Tony Lee)(2022)

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Puffin Book of Horror Stories(1994)
Fantasy: Red Hot Reads(2004)
Midnight Feast(2007)
OxCrimes: 27 Killer Stories from the Cream of Crimewriters(2014)
California Schemin’: The 2020 Bouchercon Anthology(2020)

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