Anthony Horowitz More Horowitz Horror

ISBN 13: 9780399245190

More Horowitz Horror

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9780399245190: More Horowitz Horror

Ever pictured your own funeral? You won’t be able to help it when you read some of the stories in this nightmarish collection, where things are never what they appear. Funerals are just the beginning. How about a day at the beach that ends in a mischievous murder? Or a cell phone that has a direct dial to . . . the dead?

From the creator of the blockbuster Alex Rider Adventures and The Diamond Brothers Mysteries comes eight more fantastically frightening tales. Whatever you do, don’t take this book to bed with you!

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About the Author:

Anthony Horowitz lives in London, England.

From Booklist:

In Horowitz Horror (2006), the author of the Alex Rider series proved himself as adept at writing short horror stories as he is at writing novel-length thrillers. This second go-round, which includes nine new tales, cements his reputation in the horror genre by once again yanking young readers out of their safe, familiar world. As in the previous collection, the prose remains plain, and the stories are fashioned around the ordinary: a cell phone, an elevator, a trip on an airplane. Yet however trite seeming the literary mechanism Horowitz uses, he always manages to give it a fresh twist. The last story is more puzzle than literary construct, but it's tantalizing enough to convince even jaded readers to work out the devilish message spelled out in the text. With first lines such as "This is how Linda James dies" and "Howard Black didn't see the bus that ran him over," this collection won't stay on the shelf for long. Stephanie Zvirin
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