Anthony Horowitz is an English novelist and screenwriter. He writes mystery and suspense stories and is the author of the bestselling teen spy series, Alex Rider. Horowitz is also responsible for creating and writing some of the UK's most loved and successful TV series, including Midsomer Murders and Foyle's War. He has also written for adults, including a James Bond novel, Trigger Mortis; two acclaimed Sherlock Holmes Novels, The House of Silk and Moriarty, and most recently a stand-alone novel, Magpie Murders, which was a Top Five Sunday bestseller. He was awarded an OBE for his services to literature in 2014.