The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz
A Sherlock Holmes Novel

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Synopsis

For the first time in its one-hundred-and-twenty-five-year history, the Arthur Conan Doyle Estate has authorized a new Sherlock Holmes novel.

Once again, THE GAME'S AFOOT...

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.

Almost unwillingly, Holmes and Watson find themselves being drawn ever deeper into an international conspiracy connected to the teeming criminal underworld of Boston, the gaslit streets of London, opium dens and much, much more. And as they dig, they begin to hear the whispered phrase-the House of Silk-a mysterious entity that connects the highest levels of government to the deepest depths of criminality. Holmes begins to fear that he has uncovered a conspiracy that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of society.

The Arthur Conan Doyle Estate chose the celebrated, #1 New York Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz to write The House of Silk because of his proven ability to tell a transfixing story and for his passion for all things Holmes. Destined to become an instant classic, The House of Silk brings 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.
 

About Anthony Horowitz

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Anthony Horowitz (www.anthonyhorowitz.com) lives in London.
 
Published November 1, 2011 by Mulholland Books. 300 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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The Guardian

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Out of the seven books I have read so far in the Christmas holidays, one of my favourites has been The House Of Silk - the new Sherlock Holmes book - by Anthony Horowitz.It is exciting, punchy, tense and there is always some intrigue going on.

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The Guardian

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And to whom much is given, of him shall much be required … The House of Silk: The New Sherlock Holmes Novel by Anthony Horowitz Buy it from the Guardian bookshop ...

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Publishers Weekly

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Horowitz gets everything right—the familiar narrative voice, brilliant deductions, a very active role for Watson, and a perplexing and disturbing series of puzzles to unravel—and the legion of fans of the originals will surely be begging for Horowitz to again dip into Watson’s trove of unto...

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The Wall Street Journal

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Holmes has, inevitably, been set to work on solving some of the late Victorian era's most notorious cases, as in Michael Dibdin's "The Last Sherlock Holmes Story" (1996), where he tries his strength against Jack the Ripper.

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Examiner

A stalker, a robber, a mysterious poisoning, a secret society, the death of a street urchin, and much, much, more fill the pages of this novel which is written as a newly discovered volume from the Sherlock Holmes case files.

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The Sydney Morning Herald

THE HOUSE OF SILK Anthony Horowitz Orion, $32.99 Anthony Horowitz is one of those powerhouses of popular entertainment.

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PopMatters

It’s a good time to be Sherlock Holmes.

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Spinetingler Magazine

It begins when a London art dealer visits Baker Street and tells Holmes and Watson about his confrontation in the United States with a Boston gang which has murdered a customer of his and which he believes followed him back to England.

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Military.com

Early on, Watson expresses a regret: "It sometimes occurs to me now, having witnessed so many momentous changes across the years, that I should have described at greater length the sprawling chaos of the city in which I lived," a London where wealth and poverty "were living uneasily side by side."

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Huffington Post

Anthony Horowitz (right) is a man on the go - not just because the author has a new series of his ITV drama Foyle's War on the horizon, or is in the midst of his second Sherlock Holmes novel, but Horowitz is sprinting around his London home as we chat on the phone.

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Shades of Sentience

And all from the knowledge that Watson is apart from his wife on their anniversary, how Watson looked at a newspaper and how carelessly Watson has polished his shoes!

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