Night falls in Berlin. Look upwards from Alexanderplatz Station towards the Fernsehturm – around which Prussian mists gather ominously – and you could(...)

Anthony Horowitz: ‘It’s an interesting aspect of children’s books, isn’t it? The glee with which the parents are killed in the first chapter.’ Photograph: Jon Cartwright

Anthony Horowitz is breaking bad. At 58, the creator of the clean-cut young adult hero Alex Rider has turned his spotlight on a hired assassin- in his(...)

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 Andrew Lane speaking on his latest Young Sherlock Holmes adventure, with  pupils from Scoil Iognaid, Galway . Photograph: Eric Luke.

In a forbidding castle perched on the edge of some of Europe’s highest sea cliffs, there is a sinister psychic, a dark beast and a servant frightened (...)

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