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Anthony Horowitz



Anthony Horowitz was born in 1955 and sent to Orley Farm, a particularly vicious boy's preparatory school in North London, which gave him his first taste of horror. Afterwards he went to Rugby School and York University. He is probably known as a screen writer and his work includes Foyle's War, Murder in Mind, Midsomer Murders, Menace and Agatha Christie's Poirot.

"I've always liked horror," Anthony says. "I love those dark things that are always just out of sight . . . in the corner of your eye." But he is equally at ease with comedy, thrillers and even spy fantasies . . . his Alex Rider series has enjoyed worldwide success. All in all, he has written over twenty books for children.

For Orchard Books Anthony has written Horowitz Horror and More Horowitz Horror, two collection of scary short stories that will make your spine tingle! The stories are also available individually as Pocket Horowitz paperbacks.

Anthony lives in North London with his wife and two sons, Nicholas and Cassian.

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Horowitz Horror

Anthony Horowitz
Authors:
Anthony Horowitz

Welcome to a strange and twisted world where the spooky, the shocking, and the positively petrifying are lurking just out of sight. A bus ride home ... turns into your worst nightmare. A quaint country cottage ... has a grisly secret.A man returns from holiday ... with bubbling skin and bloodshot eyes.Horowitz Horror. It's all around you. Alive. Waiting. Enter if you dare.

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Twist Cottage

Anthony Horowitz
Authors:
Anthony Horowitz

Two spooky short stories by Anthony Horowitz, a master storyteller and the bestselling author of the Alex Rider series.All the previous owners of Twist Cottage have died in mysterious circumstances. Just a coincidence, thinks Ben, when he, his father and his unpleasant new stepmother move in. But then he starts to discover the cottage's secret...

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The Phone Goes Dead

Anthony Horowitz
Authors:
Anthony Horowitz

Two dark and creepy tales by Anthony Horowitz, a master storyteller and the bestselling author of the Alex Rider series. David's mobile won't stop ringing, but these are no ordinary callers. He seems to have a hotline to heaven - or is it to hell?Isabel has a nasty feeling that the Victorian bath her parents have installed is waiting for her - and it isn't for a bubble bath, more a blood bath...

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The Night Bus

Anthony Horowitz
Authors:
Anthony Horowitz

Three terrifying short stories by Anthony Horowitz, a master storyteller and the bestselling author of the Alex Rider series. It's Hallowe'en, but the living dead on the Night Bus aren't trick or treaters. And when Nick and Jeremy get on board, it looks like the bus is not going to be taking them home...When his dad picks up a hitchhiker, Jacob find himself in a life or death situation. Could the hitcher be on the run from the nearby Maximum Security Unit? For sure, someone in the car has a deadly secret...Who is the man with the damaged yellow face in the middle photo in Peter's strip of passport photos - because it can't be him, can it? Is is a ghost, or something more sinister?

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Scared

Anthony Horowitz
Authors:
Anthony Horowitz

Three sinister and creepy tales by Anthony Horowitz, a master storyteller and the bestselling author of the Alex Rider series. Gary hates the countryside - why did his mum have to bring him here to stay with his gran? It's boring and prickly and field after field, it all looks the same - especially when you're lost...Kevin loves computer games, but this latest game (Smash Crash Slash 500 Plus) breaks all the rules, and now Kevin is part of the game...Howard is in Heaven, strange after a life spent bullying, stealing and playing truant - so why is he so unhappy?

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Killer Camera

Anthony Horowitz
Authors:
Anthony Horowitz

Two spine-chilling short stories by Anthony Horowitz, a master-storyteller and the best-selling author of the Alex Rider series. Jamie is pleased with the camera he finds at a car boot sale - that is until he realises everything he photographs breaks . . . or dies.Henry soon finds out that his new computer has a life of its own - and it's not afraid to gamble with people's lives.

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Burnt

Anthony Horowitz
Authors:
Anthony Horowitz

Uncle Nigel is determined to get a sun tan. But Tim is sure there is something sinister going on, when his uncle's skin starts to frazzle and his brain begins to fry.When Bart buys a magical monkey's ear in a market in Marrakesh, he discovers that making wishes is a dangerous game - you might just get what you wish for . . .And who is the writer of the shortest horror story ever written?

Franklin Watts

EDGE - Horowitz Graphic Horror: The Hitchhiker

Anthony Horowitz, Dan Boultwood
Contributors:
Anthony Horowitz, Dan Boultwood

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 out in a storm? Soon, Jacob has all the answers. Now he has to save his family from this madman, who will stop at nothing until they are all dead.Full colour, graphic novel adaptions of some of the most hauntingly entertaining Horowitz short stories.

Franklin Watts

Killer Camera

Anthony Horowitz, Dan Boultwood
Contributors:
Anthony Horowitz, Dan Boultwood
Franklin Watts

Scared

Anthony Horowitz, Dan Boultwood
Contributors:
Anthony Horowitz, Dan Boultwood