Anthony Horowitz is one of the most prolific and successful writers working in the UK. He has written more than forty books, including his 2016 stand-alone novel Magpie Murders, a Sunday Times bestseller, and 2017's The Word is Murder, the first in a series of crime novels starring Detective Daniel Hawthorne. He is the author of two Sherlock Holmes novels -- The House of Silk and Moriarty -- and one previous James Bond novel, Trigger Mortis. His teen spy Alex Rider books have sold 19 million copies worldwide, and he is also responsible for creating and writing some of the UK's most-loved TV series, including Midsomer Murders and Foyle's War. He is on the board of the Old Vic Theatre and was awarded an OBE for his services to literature in January 2014.
"Horowitz is a worthy successor to Ian Fleming, putting 007 back in his true domain... This New Bond is up there with the better Old Bonds... The denouement is a very fine piece of action writing... Horowitz has done splendidly." * Scotsman * "Straight away Horowitz is able to capture Fleming's flowing style and intricate details from how Bond likes his eggs in the morning to the cars he drives... He's just as faithfully suave as in the original novels." * Daily Express * "A novel that feels very like a film... fast-paced, skilfully written... leaves you wanting more, and for serious Bond junkies [it] is the next fix in a long tale of addiction." * The Times * "An enjoyably compact thriller, with an absolutely killer last line." * Guardian * "A timeless Bond... has all the elements of a rollicking read." * Irish Examiner * "Highly enjoyable." * Metro * "[Horowitz's Bond] is once again in safe hands, not departing much from Fleming's entertaining formula... Horowitz's light touch and smooth plotting create something close to the ideal holiday read." * Irish Examiner *