Anthony Horowitz might be the most prolific and successful author living in the U.K. today. He’s murdered more characters, fictionally, than any other living writer. Creator of the Alex Rider series, commissioned by the Conan Doyle estate to write two new Sherlock Holmes mysteries and the Ian Fleming estate to write a James Bond novel, Horowitz has penned over 50 books. He’s also written for television and screen.
Horowitz joins Marrie Stone to talk about the second in his latest series, Moonflower Murders. He was on the show in 2017 to talk about the first, Magpie Murders. In addition to exploring Horowitz’s obsessive writing personality, they chat about magic, the inspiration of art, and the problems with the recent HBO series The Undoing. They also talk about our current socio-cultural climate and the unseen traps writers can fall into without warning. For mystery writers, Anthony’s insights and advice are invaluable. For fans of his fiction, you’ll enjoy stepping behind the pages to see how the magic is made.
(Broadcast date: December 30, 2020)