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by Anthony Horowitz

ISBN: 1409135985
ISBN13: 978-1409135982
Language: English
Publisher: Orion Books Limited (2012)
Category: Mystery
Subategory: Thriller

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Sherlock Holmes has gone, it is late in Watson’s life. But once again, he sets pen to paper to relate a ed adventure.

Sherlock Holmes has gone, it is late in Watson’s life. Or at least, Anthony Horowitz has uncovered their tale in his 2011 The House of Silk, a recreation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic series, with blessings from the Sherlock Holmes Society. The story is an entertaining recreation of the Holmes-Watson companionship with familiar feats of deduction by Holmes, the messy and cozy Baker Street rooms, the return of the Baker Street Irregulars, foggy London streets and alleys.

Horowitz has captured Holmes Heaven' THE TIMES THE HOUSE OF SILK was the first official new Sherlock Holmes mystery and a SUNDAY TIMES bestseller from the author of MAGPIE MURDERSTHE GAME'S AFOOT. It is November 1890 and London is gripped by a merciless winter. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are enjoying tea by the fire when an agitated gentleman arrives unannounced at 221b Baker Street. He begs Holmes for help, telling the unnerving story of a scar-faced man with piercing eyes who has stalked him in recent weeks.

Anthony Horowitz on Writing The House of Silk: Conception, Inspiration and The . Influenza is unpleasant,’ Sherlock Holmes remarked, ‘but you are right in thinking that, with your wife’s help, the child will recover soon.

Anthony Horowitz on Writing The House of Silk: Conception, Inspiration and The Ten Rules. Ten Fiendishly Difficult Questions about Sherlock Holmes. The interview did not go well and immediately afterwards I made my decision. It would be Hastings: less convivial perhaps, than Brighton, but half the price. My personal possessions were packed. ‘I very much hope so,’ I replied, then stopped and gazed at him in wide-eyed astonishment.

The best-selling author is talking about his novel, The House of Silk - a brand new Sherlock Holmes adventure for 21st century readers. It is the first time a Sherlock Holmes story has been officially sanctioned by the Conan Doyle estate

The best-selling author is talking about his novel, The House of Silk - a brand new Sherlock Holmes adventure for 21st century readers. It is the first time a Sherlock Holmes story has been officially sanctioned by the Conan Doyle estate. It just fell into my lap," says Horowitz, when we meet at his publisher's office in London. The Conan Doyle books are too well written to try, and fail.

But The House of Silk is in a class of its own: Horowitz's novel is the first Sherlock Holmes addition to have .

But The House of Silk is in a class of its own: Horowitz's novel is the first Sherlock Holmes addition to have been written with the endorsement of the Conan Doyle estate. It is not a pastiche. Horowitz's Watson cleverly excuses himself right at the start from any complaints about style or content by reminding us of Holmes's oft-stated judgment of the stories: "He accused me more than once of vulgar romanticism, and thought me no better than any Grub Street scribbler. We must take them on their own terms, then: Mr Carstairs, the troubled dealer in fine art, who is being watched by a mysterious stranger in a flat cap with a "livid scar on his right cheek".

Horowitz has captured Holmes Heaven' THE TIMES. THE HOUSE OF SILK was the first official new Sherlock Holmes mystery and a SUNDAY TIMES bestseller from the author of MAGPIE MURDERS.

Anthony Horowitz is one of the UK's most prolific and successful writers. His novels The House of Silk and Moriarty were Sunday Times Top 10 bestsellers and sold in more than thirty-five countries around the world. He was recently commissioned by the Ian Fleming Estate to write the James Bond novel Trigger Mortis. His bestselling Alex Rider series for children has sold more than nineteen million copies worldwide

Horowitz has captured Holmes Heaven' (THE TIMES) - THE HOUSE OF SILK was the first official new Sherlock .

Horowitz has captured Holmes Heaven' (THE TIMES) - THE HOUSE OF SILK was the first official new Sherlock Holmes mystery and a SUNDAY TIMES bestseller.

The House of Silk book. I would highly recommend The House of Silk if you are a fan of the Sherlock Holmes stories or of stimulating and well-written detective stories in general

The House of Silk book. I would highly recommend The House of Silk if you are a fan of the Sherlock Holmes stories or of stimulating and well-written detective stories in general. The setting is one that never fails to draw me in and the characters are colorful and seem very much alive. I will definitely continue with my new Horowitz quest, as he has not yet failed to tick of all the boxes on my list!.

Happily, best-selling author Anthony Horowitz has not written a Conan Doyle novel; he has written a Sherlock Holmes story

Happily, best-selling author Anthony Horowitz has not written a Conan Doyle novel; he has written a Sherlock Holmes story. Holmes and his sidekick Dr Watson are characters so brilliantly realised and so archetypal that they long ago transcended their original creator, and Horowitz is 100 per cent true to the spirit and texture of Sherlock Holmes. With every fibre of its literary DNA, this is a proper Sherlock Holmes novel

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Unh
The misty chords of memory are awakened by the recollections of Dr. John Watson regarding a tantalizing, dark tale of intertwined mysteries reaching to the highest levels of British society.

Sherlock Holmes has gone, it is late in Watson’s life. But once again, he sets pen to paper to relate a heretofore-unpublished adventure. Or at least, Anthony Horowitz has uncovered their tale in his 2011 “The House of Silk”, a recreation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic series, with blessings from the Sherlock Holmes Society.

The story is an entertaining recreation of the Holmes-Watson companionship with familiar feats of deduction by Holmes, the messy and cozy Baker Street rooms, the return of the Baker Street Irregulars, foggy London streets and alleys.

The author uses a plot structure Doyle employed in his longer stories: a back-story with seemingly limited relevance to the present, an intricate current story with great pace and multiple characters, and finally reconciliation with disguised identities and explanations revealed.

Horowitz admirably adds seamier details about late Victorian conditions to the narrative than the original stories provided that add authenticity to the conditions at the time. He refers to street fairs and performances that ring true as described in Judith Flanders’ 2011 book, “The Invention of Murder: How Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime” (here’s the link to my Amazon review of her book: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2EDCBY3ZMPP4D/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm).

For me, what sets Horowitz’s book apart is his characterizations and humor missing in Conan Doyle’s work. For example, Watson describes

• Holmes “returned to his old self – secretive, over-confident and thoroughly annoying.”
• Mycroft Holmes “as capricious as he was corpulent flitting like some oversized shadow through the corridors of power.”
• Chief Detective Lestrade as “the words ‘rat-faced’ and ‘ferret-like’ spring to mind.”
• And even spoofs himself: ”…it was as if two of my narratives had somehow got muddled together so the characters from one were unexpectedly appearing in the other.”

Personally, I prefer Horowitz’s more recent 2017 work, “Magpie Murders”, with a similar dual plot set in a blend of Agatha Christie-like Cotswold town with contemporary London and the crime fiction publishing world (here’s the link to Amazon review: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2EDCBY3ZMPP4D/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm).

All in all, “The House of Silk” is suitably entertaining and won’t disappoint.

artman
Horowitz is a fine writer, imaginative and accomplished, and I fully enjoyed House of Silk as a Sherlock Holmes mystery (with a lot of Watson). I dinged the rating one star for two reasons: there is a lot of unnecessary gore here, some involving children and animals - I don't care for that; two, without giving away any of the plot, the ending is soft and unconvincing, given the amount of power the bad guys demonstrated throughout the book. I recommend it, though.

Mora
House of Silk takes to much time trying to imitate Sir Arthur's writing style, as if the author is trying to put every idiosyncrasy from a multitude of stories in to this one story. This slows the pace of the book. On top of that, Horowitz' Dr. Watson, gives 21st century attitudes and commentary on the 19th century London. Sir Arthur just told the story, without political correctness clogging up the tale. Thus, although the story can be interesting, it takes to long to get going and doesn't keep momentum. I usually finish a book within a few hours, or a few days, depending on how well written or exciting the book is. I've been reading this one for a couple of months, coming back to it between other books. I haven't given up on it because I do love Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson adventures and there is enough in this book to pay homage to the Baker Street duo but I wish it was a more compelling read.

Jogrnd
Mr. Horowitz has done it again. I've been a fan of Foyle's War and Midsomer Murders for years and a serious student of "The Canon" of Sir Arthur for even more years. So I was very interested in seeing how Mr. Horowitz would approach a Holmesian pastiche. And, not surprisingly, it was done well with appropriate references to events, persons and places detailed in "The Canon."

The House of Silk was a pleasure to read and was able to remain fresh and interesting in its own while maintaining the connection to Conan-Doyle's creation. My respect for Mr. Horowitz' work is reinforced once again.

Quttaro
If Conan Doyle was alive today writing Holmes novels, he would have written this book. What else can I say?

The relationship between Watson and Holmes is central to this book, as it is in the books of the canon. Happily Horowitz refrained from giving Sherlock a love interest, or implying that Watson IS his love interest. The story purports to be a late writing from Watson near the end of his life, detailing a story that was too scandalous to write about at the time it occurred.

Which brings me to the other factor I appreciated in this book. Due to the times in which he wrote, Doyle was limited in the range of "crimes" he could have his detective investigate. Horowitz does not have that restriction. I do no intend to imply in any way that The House of Silk is full of sex and such - far from it - but this book strays from the rarefied realms of the canon to come closer to the seedier parts of Victorian London. In fact I suspect that I know the very historical event that inspired Horowitz's central mystery.

But that is all by the way. Did this novel engross me the way the original stories did? Yes - and this despite the much larger wordcount. To an extent Horowitz deals with this longer wordcount by having two linked mysteries, and he deals with the linking of both mysteries very well.

If you love the original Holmes tales, you will love this book as much as I did. If you have not read the original tales, it is time you did! And for the reader new to Holmes, this book would be a very good way to bridge the gap between the style of modern books and the more traditional style of the original Holmes stories.

I am eagerly looking forward to reading a sequel to The House of Silk.

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