Anthony Horowitz, (born 5 April 1955) is an English novelist and screenwriter specialising in mystery and suspense. His work for young adult readers includes The Diamond Brothers series, the Alex Rider series, and The Power of Five series (aka The Gatekeepers). He is the most recent author chosen to write a James Bond novel by the Ian Fleming estate, titled Trigger Mortis. He has also written extensively for television, contributing numerous scripts to ITV's Agatha Christie's Poirot and Midsomer Murders. His work for adults includes two Sherlock Holmes novels The House of Silk (2011) and Moriarty (2014) which were licensed by the Literary Estate.
Anthony Horowitz was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2014 New Year Honours for services to literature.
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