Walker hails Rider return

Walker hails Rider return

Anthony Horowitz has penned a new Alex Rider novel for Walker Books, despite previously announcing that the series had concluded.

Walker’s Jane Winterbotham negotiated a deal with Jonathan Lloyd of Curtis Brown for UK, Commonwealth and English-language export rights to Never Say Die, which she described as “the most action-packed and thrilling instalment of the series so far, with sequences set in Egypt, London and Europe”.

Horowitz, who had previously stated that he had finished working on the Alex Rider series, said he was inspired to continue his hero’s story while preparing a collection of Rider short stories, to be published in 2018.

The writer said: “For the first time in over three years, and contrary to my expectations, I found myself revisiting my character, Alex Rider—and I realised how much I had missed him.”