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Apart from being a great story with a plot that has more twists, turns and red herrings than many other whodunnits I’ve read, the writing style adopted by Anthony Horowitz is brilliant.  Having created a perfect murder mystery, Horowitz surprises his readers by implanting this story into another story, all the while telling the story as the independent narrator.  In short, this is a story within a story within a story!   Written in the style of Agatha Christie, Horowitz succeeds in holding onto the identity of the murderer right up to the last page.  A great read!

Rating: *****
Theme Fiction:
Detective/Mystery
Suitable: Year 9-12+

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True to his word, with Alex Rider now 15, the incredible best-selling books by master story teller Anthony Horowitz, come to an end in this, the ninth book in the series.  With a thrilling action packed plot, in which we reconnect with some of the nasty Scorpia characters from earlier novels, Horowitz manages to draw this series to a neat conclusive end.  Indeed though, it’s sad for this fan to bit Alex Rider goodbye.

Rating:  *****
Theme Fiction: 
Thriller
Suitable:  Year 5-9

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Playing a game of cards soon turns into something far more sinister as Alex Rider gets caught up in a duel to death.  The deeply religious Desmond McCain, whose devotion to fundraising for a range of charities for the betterment of man, soon gets recognized as a con man by the ever perceptive Alex Rider. As ever, fast paced, the ultimate climax is only revealed at the very end of the novel.  A great read by the master story teller – Anthony Horowitz!

Rating:  *****
Theme Fiction: 
Thriller
Suitable:  Year 5-9

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