The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel

The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel

Paperback Sherlock Holmes

By (author) Anthony Horowitz

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  • Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
  • Format: Paperback | 296 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 206mm x 23mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 2 October 2012
  • ISBN 10: 0316197017
  • ISBN 13: 9780316197014
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 289,328

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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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Anthony Horowitz is the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of the Alex Rider series and the award-winning writer of PBS's "Foyle's War," "Collision, Injustice" as well as many other film and television projects. He lives in London.

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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""