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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.
Quite an enjoyable read for any Sherlock Holmes fan
5 Dec, 2011
For the fans....but only just.
15 Feb, 2012
The House of Silk: The New Sherlock Holmes Novel
6 Jan, 2012
24 Jan, 2012
A Must for any Holmes Fan
30 Nov, 2012
A good one
25 Nov, 2012
14 Nov, 2012
just can not keep it down
25 Sep, 2012
A great read
30 Aug, 2012
Holmes is backr - The game is afoot agaian
19 Aug, 2012