The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz

Posted: January 5, 2015 in Books
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Five days into the 2015 Reading Challenge and I can already check off one of the boxes: A Mystery/Thriller.

Sherlock Holmes first appeared in 1887 in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s mystery novel “A Study in Scarlet.” For decades Doyle entertained readers with the wit and cynicism of the famous Baker Street detective. Over a century later, the Conan Doyle Estate Ltd. endorsed a new Holmes adventure to be written by Anthony Horowitz. And what an adventure it is. The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz captures the essence of a classic Sherlock Holmes novel, as well as the intensity and suspense of any modern mystery novel.

Holmes and Watson are first approached by a wealthy art dealer afraid that he is being followed by the remaining member of the Flat Cap Gang from America. During the course of the investigation into the identity of this individual, Holmes is entrapped in a far darker mystery, with perversion and immorality reaching to the highest levels of posh society and government.

I have to wonder what Doyle would think about this Holmes adventure.


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