A spy is dead. A legend is born. This is how it all began. The
explosive prequel to Casino Royale, from bestselling author
Anthony Horowitz is one of the most prolific and successful
writers working in the UK. He has written over 40 books including
the bestselling teen spy 'Alex Rider' series, which is estimated to
have sold 19 million copies worldwide.
Anthony is also an acclaimed writer for adults. He was commissioned by the Conan Doyle Estate to write two new Sherlock Holmes novels; The House of Silk was published in November 2011 and was internationally lauded as the top title of the autumn. The sequel, Moriarty, was published in October 2014 with similar success.
The Ian Fleming Estate then asked him to write a continuation James Bond novel,Trigger Mortis, and in 2016 he became the first writer to be invited to produce a second, with a release scheduled for May 2018. His standalone novel, Magpie Murders, was released in October 2016 to critical acclaim and 2017 saw the release of The Word is Murder, the first in a series of detective novels.
Anthony is also responsible for creating and writing some of the UK's most beloved and successful television series, including Midsomer Murders and Foyle's War. In 2014, he was awarded an OBE for his services to literature.
"The super spy is back, with a fresh injection from novelist and
screenwriter extraordinaire, Anthony Horowitz. The expert in
suspense takes us back to the beginning of James Bond's story...
the story rips along with plenty of familiar Bond staples: evil
villains, fast cars and women falling for young Bond's charms. Ian
Fleming would be proud." * Guardian *
"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 *
"Even better than Trigger Mortis... it is tremendous fun. Anthony Horowitz has the discipline and skill of a first-class action writer." * Sunday Express *