The House Of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel

Paperback | October 2, 2012

byAnthony Horowitz

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"Horowitz truly pulls off the wonderful illusion that Arthur Conan Doyle left us one last tale."--San Diego Union Tribune

London, 1890. 221B Baker St. A fine art dealer named Edmund Carstairs visits Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson to beg for their help. He is being menaced by a strange man in a flat cap - a wanted criminal who seems to have followed him all the way from America. In the days that follow, his home is robbed, his family is threatened. And then the first murder takes place.

THE HOUSE OF SILK bring Sherlock Holmes back with all the nuance, pacing, and almost superhuman powers of analysis and deduction that made him the world's greatest detective, in a case depicting events too shocking, too monstrous to ever appear in print....until now.

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"Horowitz truly pulls off the wonderful illusion that Arthur Conan Doyle left us one last tale."--San Diego Union TribuneLondon, 1890. 221B Baker St. A fine art dealer named Edmund Carstairs visits Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson to beg for their help. He is being menaced by a strange man in a flat cap - a wanted criminal who seems ...

Anthony Horowitzis the #1New York Timesbestselling author of the Alex Rider series and the award-winning writer of PBS'sFoyle's War,Collision, Injusticeas well as many other film and television projects. He lives in London.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:October 2, 2012Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316197017

ISBN - 13:9780316197014

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Could be Doyle's 5th and best Holmes novel! A well written and enjoyable Holmes adventure. Was a little skeptical at first that he could capture the spirit & tone of Doyle, but Horowitz does just that.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it This story truly does feel like a tale left by Homes' biographer, Watson. One last tale that was written and sealed away with specific instructions to be opened and published in world that may be able to handle to delicate and gruesome nature of it. As Watson writes in the beginnings of the book. I will not spoil the story like another reviewer. But there are triggers involving children. Though sad and despicable, I believe it offers a sense of possibility that mister Horowitz used to convey the that his story could have indeed been written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for his fictional characters. I, despite having guessed many of the stories plot twists and points, including that of the children [again, trigger warnings, but I do see it as an extension of Doyles original]. I enjoyed the book very much. Though I have issues trying to pronounce written dialects. I often found myself reading aloud with terrible British, Irish and Scottish accents. [I'm quite glad I read this when nobody was home]. This book in my opinion is worth a read. The subject matter is mature, of course, and I must stress again for the plot eventually reveals itself to involve children and the most heinous way. That leads to the biographer, Watson's point at the beginning of the story. That the tale was far too scandalous and gruesome for the world [at the time] to read. Not to say that it is not [though a work of fiction] any regard less upsetting to read in 'our' time. Happy readings!
Date published: 2016-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from for Sherlock fans only i have read so many Sherlock books, i sometimes wonder if i have read a book before i buy it. I had not read this one. The story has the twists and turns i have come to expect. Would not have figured out the ending on my own. There were a few sad parts with gruesome children's deaths i never like this part of any book, so fast forwarded. if you know how these books are written and like Sherlock, this book will not disappoint
Date published: 2015-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from True to the Conan Dolye stories! I thought this was a great book, and true to the original Conan Doyle Sherlock. Would definitely read if you're a Sherlock Holmes fan!
Date published: 2013-01-28

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"The author excels at turning his readers into 'Watsons' who are devoted to Holmes and enthusiastically leap into danger just to follow the detective throughout a case...The characterization of Holmes and Watson is true to the original but also offers greater insight into a fascinating friendship...Horowitz even knows how to write a riveting chase scene that, were it filmed for Ritchie's movie franchise, would certainly be an adrenaline-fueled cinematic climax...for its attention to character, quality of plot, and Horowitz's familiarity with the original stories, it scores highly."-PopMatters.com