The House of Silk

The House of Silk

A Sherlock Holmes Novel

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: New York : Mulholland Books, c2011
ISBN: 9780316196994
0316196991
Characteristics: 294 p. ; 25 cm

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gloryb
Aug 20, 2018

Even on a re-read, I enjoyed this mystery again. It reads like a Sherlock Holmes mystery in its use of language, setting, and plotting. Horowitz shows his cleverness in his description of Holmes' deduction skills - I loved that part. It was also incredible how Horowitz could twist the 2 seemingly separate story lines into one plot. Well done!

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magoo24
Jun 28, 2018

Excellent book, quick read and very enjoyable

Written by the author of Foyles War so if you enjoyed the series you will enjoy the book.

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B00ksRcool
Mar 06, 2018

This book is entirely in the spirit of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I was captivated, difficult to put it down. The specific villainy is very dark but justice does prevail. Excellent read.

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lachmik
Dec 09, 2017

Almost indistinguishable from the original books. See my full take at: https://bookswehaveread.com/2017/12/09/the-house-of-silk-a-sherlock-holmes-novel/

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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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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

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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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