Anthony Horowitz's life might
have been copied from the pages of
Charles Dickens or the Brothers Grimm.
Born in 1956 in Stanmore, Middlesex, to
a family of wealth and status, Anthony
was raised by nannies, surrounded by
servants and chauffeurs. His father, a
wealthy businessman, was, says Mr.
Horowitz, "a fixer for Harold Wilson."
What that means exactly is unclear "My
father was a very secretive man," he
says so an aura of suspicion and
mystery surrounds both the word and the
As unlikely as it might seem, Anthony's father, threatened with bankruptcy, withdrew all of his money from Swiss bank accounts in Zurich and deposited it in another account under a false name and then promptly died. His mother ...