Twelve-year-old Joe Warden isn't happy. He has rich, uncaring parents and is virtually a prisoner in the huge family mansion, Thattlebee Hall. Worst of all, though, is his granny. Not only is she physically repulsive, she's horribly mean. She has the look in her eye of a predatory crocodile and Joe starts to suspect that she has unpleasant designs on him. But what are they and how can he foil them?
Anthony Horowitz is one of the most popular contemporary children's writers, and his Alex Rider series is enjoyed by millions of readers worldwide. He is also the author of the highly acclaimed Diamond Brothers detective stories, as well as the bestselling The Power of Five books. Anthony has won many major awards, including the Bookseller Association/Nielsen Author of the Year Award, the Children's Book of the Year Award at the British Book Awards and the Red House Children's Book Award. He also writes extensively for TV, with programmes including Foyle's War, Midsomer Murders and most recently Collision. Anthony lives in London, EC2.