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The House Of Silk: The New Sherlock Holmes Novel takes its readers through the adventures of the celebrated fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes. This time, a whispered phrase sends him on the trail of what could be the most dangerous conspiracy yet.
Summary Of The Book
The House Of Silk: The New Sherlock Holmes Novel is the latest novel about the adventures of Sherlock Holmes, the fictional character immortalised by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It was written by Anthony Horowitz after being approved by the Conan Doyle estate. In this book, a mysteriously whispered phrase sends Holmes and his friend Watson in pursuit of a shocking conspiracy, one that signals an enormous threat to society itself.
Detective Sherlock Holmes is based at 221B Baker Street in London. He solves difficult cases using his astute reasoning powers and forensic science skills. His talent for adopting any disguise effortlessly also comes in handy during his endeavors. He is assisted by his friend and biographer, Dr. Watson. The character of Sherlock Holmes is partially based on Joseph Bell, Arthur Conan Doyle’s former university teacher.
The book begins during the November of 1890. The weather is ruthlessly cold, and Holmes and Watson are sitting by the fire and drinking tea. They are interrupted by the arrival of an unexpected visitor. As it turns out, the visitor is one Edmund Carstairs, an art dealer who is being stalked by a dangerous man. Carstairs appeals to Holmes for help.
Holmes and Watson set out on a mission to help Carstairs. They begin to encounter one sinister event after another, including a brutal murder. As they continue to pursue the case, they come across a seemingly random phrase ‘The House of Silk’. The mysterious phrase takes the case in a new direction. At one point, Holmes even ends up in prison.
As the mystery begins to unravel, Holmes and Watson discover that the case goes much deeper than they once thought. With the dangerous secrets about to be revealed, society could be shaken to its very foundations. The conspirators hold the upper hand, but Holmes might just have a trick or two up his sleeve.
The House Of Silk: The New Sherlock Homes Novel was published in 2011. It received mainly positive reviews. Horowitz was appreciated for retaining the true spirit of the original Sherlock Holmes books while adding a modern touch to appeal to the current readership.
About Anthony Horowitz
Anthony Horowitz is a versatile English author and screenwriter.
He has written novels for children as well as adults. He has also written for television shows. His book series for children include The Diamond Brothers, Alex Rider, and The Power Of Five. Some of his other works include The Devil And His Boy, New Adventures Of William Tell, Misha, The Magician And The Mysterious Amulet, The House Of Silk, The Killing Joke, The Magpie Murders, and Mindgame.
His writing initially focused on fiction for children. He wrote many bestselling series and standalone novels in this genre. Later on, around 2004, Horowitz began writing novels for adults as well. His writing often has a comic edge to it and crime is a common theme in his novels. Horowitz has also written extensively for television. His creation of a British detective drama, Foyle’s War, won him the prestigious BAFTA award.
Horowitz was born on April 5, 1955, in Middlesex, England. He attended the Orley Farm boarding school in Harrow, Middlesex. In 1977, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of York. He is married to Jill Green. The couple has two sons, Cassian and Nicholas. Horowitz has pledged his support to Kidscape, a charity that works for the cause of child-protection. He currently lives in Central London with his family.
|Publisher||Orion Publishing Group|
|Number of Pages||304 Pages|
|Publication Year||2011 November|
|Height||9.17 Inches (US)|
|Width||0.87 Inches (US)|
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May 14, 2015
Aug 24, 2014
Sherlock Homes Re-born !!!
Mar 18, 2013
A Good Book
Mar 13, 2013
HEIGHT OF AWESOMENESS
Mar 4, 2013
Good collection for Sherlockian fans & followers
Dec 5, 2011
Quite an enjoyable read for any Sherlock Holmes fanIt will be inappropriate to compare this author to the genius of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle but this is definitely an enjoyable read for any Sherlock Holmes fan. The plot is good, fast paced. The suspense builds as chapters elapse ending with a totally unexpected twist. Sherlock Holmes has been portrayed as less egoistic, a little bit emotional and vulnerable. The research done by the author to recreate the Victorian era is admirable.
Feb 15, 2012
For the fans....but only just.It's perhaps a tribute to the quality of the original characters that the stories of this detective and his slightly bumbling companion are still popular.So popular that every year there seems to be either a new book or a movie or a BBC t.v series out, with varying degrees of success.I consider myself a fan but even to me the original short stories and novels (with a few exceptions) seem dated. More than the stories, it's only nostalgia and a certain Victorian atmosphere that the Holmes novels are suffused with that makes them still readable.It's no wonder that the movies and t.v serials have … (Expand)
Jan 6, 2012
The House of Silk: The New Sherlock Holmes NovelAs an ardent Sherlock Holmes fan (I have read and re-read the entire collection countless times), I would recommend this book strongly. If I was looking for Arthur Conan Doyle, I was not disappointed.. The atmosphere is suitably menacing, the plot tight, and the writing exquisite. The end however, was slightly disappointing... The book is unputdownable and I finished it in 3 days... will go back and read it more slowly this time and savour it!
Jan 24, 2012
Uncannily reminiscentSherlock Holmes fans of the world, rejoice! In "The House of Silk," Holmes is back in all his glory--the world's most famous fictional detective with an almost superhuman power of deduction.
Sep 15, 2012
A good reading, but not elementary.....The story is gripping and the narration is as close as it can get to the vintage stuff. Had it been any other work of fiction, i would have considered a 4.5/5; but for a holmes and watson, i definitely wont. I am giving it a 3.5/5(4 in the rating as it doesnt have 3.5) and after growing up on all the adventures by Sir Doyle, i believe this to be appropiate rating for the novel. Readers choice is indeed case specific and hence i say, do give it a try and if you are willing; then FLIPKART is the obvious choice, to place the order. Despite a little price hike in all the items, flipkart is still t… (Expand)
May 14, 2015
Good. But...So I purchased this book and decided to read it.
Aug 24, 2014
Sherlock Homes Re-born !!!Before I start to write anything, I must say that Anthony Horowitz has done commendable efforts in reviving the Victorian Era by close mimicking the original environment, language, portrait etc.
Mar 18, 2013
A Good BookBased on the time Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created his Sherlock Holmes this must be the closest imitation after the legendary author stopped writing his memoirs. A racy novel that you'll want to finish with a nice story .
Mar 13, 2013
HEIGHT OF AWESOMENESSIt is an awesome sherlock homles novel.The thrill and suspence which you experience is great...each holmes fan must read it..even if you are not one you'll become one...the story is simply mindblowing..i really enjoyed reading it and i am sure others will to...the way holmes solves the mysteries is very impressive..i think its the one of the finest sherlok holmes novel...must read
Mar 4, 2013
Good collection for Sherlockian fans & followersThe book though, ends in a note which is strictly not for adolescents and school going children, and the author finishes it up with a tad of adultery, which, might be, Conan Doyle wouldn't have thought of or approved. All said and done the book is a page turner and captures Sherlockian London well.