Monday, 14 October 2013

The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz



I have recently finished this book by Anthony Horowitz, The House of Silk, a new Sherlock Holmes novel, and authorised by the Conan Doyle Estate Ltd.  The best review I can give the book is that within pages, I had forgotten that this was not an original Sherlock Holmes story and became fully engrossed in the plot. Holmes is back!

I found Horowitz's writing easy to follow and full of Holmes's idioms and foibles. A real treat for anyone who has ever read a Holmes story. Thank you, I really enjoyed it.

The story is a little darker than some Holmes tales, with a gritty edge that runs throughout the book, however at no stage did I feel that Horowitz had moved away from the characters of Holmes, Watson or Lestrade.

I would recommend this fast paced and intricate story to all readers of detective fiction, a real treat. For a fuller review, see this link.

The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz
Published by Orion Fiction
ISBN; 97-1-4091-3809-9
£12.00 (although  I picked mine up for £1.99 at a local charity store).

Tony

2 comments:

Kaptain Kobold said...

Twenty years ago I would have lapped up a Holmes pastiche. Not any more. I like my written Holmes done by Doyle, and Doyle alone.

I met my wife through our mutual interest in Sherlock Holmes. True story :)

Vinnie's World said...

I was thinking of getting this novel now I think I will read it thanks