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Secret Weapon

Featuring Seven Explosive Alex Rider Stories
Author

Anthony Horowitz

Release date

4 April 2019 (UK)

May 2019 (US)

Publisher

Walker Books

Publication order
Preceded by
Russian Roulette
Followed by
Never Say Die

Anthony Horowitz announced in March 2016 that he will be publishing a collection of Alex Rider short stories.

Synopsis

An essential collection of seven explosive Alex Rider stories by number one bestselling author, Anthony Horowitz.

Ever since MI6 recognized his potential, Alex Rider has constantly been thrust into the line of danger. From a routine visit to the dentist that turns into a chase through the streets of London, to a school trip with a deadly twist, no day has ever been ordinary for the teenage super-spy. This collection of thrilling adventures features familiar and new assailants from the best-loved world of Alex Rider and also includes three never-before-seen stories.

Anthony Horowitz's announcements

"Well, it was when Walker Books asked me to polish some pre-published short stories that I realized I’d rather missed my reluctant teenaged spy. In truth, I thought I must have run out of action sequences, secret gadgets and plots to destroy the world. But as I set about rewriting I found that quite the opposite was true. Almost as an experiment, I started a new story, a 15,000-word novella called Alex in Afghanistan. It was jammed with action sequences and had a terrific new villain. There was even a twist at the end. I loved writing it. "

"My publishers have wanted a collection of Alex Rider short stories for a long time. There are half a dozen stories I’ve written over the years for newspapers and magazines, and they wanted to bring them together. It wasn’t going to be enough for a whole book, so I’m writing the other half as a sort of novella to give it the paper-length it needs – and I didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I am, but it’s actually going very well."

The full articles can be found here and here.

Expected Stories

More details of each story can be found here.

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