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 ofThe 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.