The House of Silk

The House of Silk

Book - 2011
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It is 1890. A year after Holmes's death, Watson--now in a retirement home--narrates a tale of Sherlockian detection that could tear apart the very fabric of society. The story opens with a train robbery in Boston, and moves to the innocuous setting of Wimbledon.
Publisher: London : Orion, 2011.
ISBN: 9781409133834
Characteristics: 294 p. ; 24 cm.

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iherman
Mar 09, 2017

Having read his Moriarty book before this one, I was surprised at the variation between the 2.
I enjoyed the book and am glad the series has been re-booted. I did find this plot a tad dark for his first addition to the brand.

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Deano_HW
Jan 21, 2017

Amazing story and he really does Sir Arthur's works justice. One of my favorite books now for sure.

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kristen_maxwell
Dec 08, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyable. Feels very much like a Doyle story, though the novel's length does slow the pacing a lot compared to Sherlock's typical short-story format. This was a real page-turner for me-- i had trouble putting it down for even an hour at a time until I was through.

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mariawm
Oct 25, 2016

Hello,
I have read this book in Russian but this book is available in English under title: House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz. i highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys classical mystery/crime fiction book. Absolutely wonderful continuation of classical series and worth reading! Thank you OPL for carrying this item!

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Tran2906
Aug 27, 2015

Cool book

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Firelynx
Aug 13, 2015

I picked this book up in a sale bin while on holidays. I was pleasantly surprised.

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Margaret_H_Laing
Apr 24, 2015

This is not for the faint of heart, nor for purists.

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Dub
Jan 07, 2015

Two mysteries in one...a good whodunnit and well written and researched by the author. Recommended.

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gvenkatesh
Mar 18, 2014

Arthur Conan Doyle purists may not like this one but it is an excellent novel on its own with a gripping and engaging flow. If you expect the equivalent of a "tribute band" clone (a la Brit Floyd), you might be disappointed. The author captures the style and narrative of the original Sherlock Holmes without trying to be a clone sort of like how the post-Ian Fleming versions of James Bond were based on the original. It deviates with its darker plot and content that would be too risque for Doyle and so is not suitable for younger readers unlike the originals.

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gloryb
Feb 06, 2014

A talented writer of the thriller genre set in different time periods and countries, Anthony Horowitz always provides a good read. I thought he captured Doyle's style of writing very well. I loved the touch of a white book marker...a string of silk perhaps. Suitable book for teens.

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kristen_maxwell
Dec 08, 2016

kristen_maxwell thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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swedish_chef
Oct 02, 2012

swedish_chef thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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aoeswadi Jun 20, 2013

‘I really don’t know what to think, Mr Holmes,’ Lestrade muttered. ‘Well, that’s nothing new.

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