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Are you a sucker for a laugh? Do you love a killer mystery? There’s lethal punfire in every direction in Anthony Horowitz’s daft detective spoofs. Want a mystery solving? Then DON’T hire the Diamond Brothers, the world’s worst private detectives. Whether they’re staking out ruthless gangsters, hunting down sinister crooks or attending a very deadly school reunion, they’re always hot on the tail of disaster. And every clue they find is a red herring!

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Anthony Horowitz

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Anthony Horowitz started writing because he wanted to be like Tintin. He has now travelled to all the places that Tintin has been – apart from the moon!

His Alex Rider series is one of the most popular children’s book series ever, and the first Alex Rider book, Stormbreaker, became a major Hollywood film. In 2003, Anthony won the Red House Children’s Book Award (voted for by children) for Skeleton Key.

He is also the author of the highly acclaimed Diamond Brothers detective stories, as well as the bestselling The Power of Five books, which were inspired by a simple thought. “Isn’t it more exciting to imagine these great battles with all their magic and mystery happening in the very high street where you live, just out of the corner of your eye?”

Anthony lives in central London with his wife Jill Green, a TV producer, and their sons Nicholas and Cassian. His whole family gets involved in his writing. Jill has produced several of Anthony’s scripts, including the drama serial Foyle’s War, which won the Lew Grade Audience Award in 2003. His son Cassian is already a seasoned actor, having appeared in three of his shows, and Nicholas, his oldest son, has helped Anthony to research the Alex Rider books by trying his hand at everything from scuba-diving to snowboarding and surfing!

In 2013, Anthony was awarded an OBE for services to literature..

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  1. 39c logo fullcolor 113549

    on 7 March 2014

    This series is the perfect series ever. It has those funny jokes, the killer action all rolled into one. The series is about two brothers. The elder Tim is a private investigator but apparently sucks at his job. His younger brother helps him out. Together they get into trouble, most of the time because of Tim’s silliness. This series is a must read.

  2. Avatar alien 761705

    on 13 July 2013

    I have only read ‘South By South-East’and ‘Two of Diamond’ (World Book Day), but even so, I adore Anthony’s brilliant technique of writing and his witty humour. I will try to read the others!

    5out of 5
  3. Avatar bat 761713

    on 5 March 2013

    All the books in this pack are incredible. My favourite one is South by south east in which an agent is shot and in his dying words he blurts out the secret of a soon to be murder but Tim can’t hear him because a train was passing by at the time.

    5out of 5
  4. Petula 113689

    on 3 March 2012

    they are really good books that make you never want to put down

    5out of 5
  5. Default avatar

    on 2 March 2012

    thi colection of books are so fuunny

  6. Avatar frankenstein 761774

    on 1 March 2012

    Another set of brilliant spy books by Anthony Horowitz.

    5out of 5
  7. Ef dragon thumb 5

    on 1 March 2012

    Anthony Horowitz will have you in stiches with these books. Funny but myserious at the same time. Great books by a great author! A must read!