The House of Silk

03 Jan

Earlier I posted that I was very excited for the newly authorized Holmes novel The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz. I have to say that Horowitz did a tremendous job of doing justice to the characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle, and I pray Horowitz will give us more. Holmes is as astute as ever, and Watson is a strong and reliable ally as he should be.

I read quite a bit of it while I was at work today at my little bookshop and I have to say my enjoyment of the novel had to be quite visible as we sold all of our copies out and after that I took several special orders for it.

I will admit that while I am a fan of Sherlock I am not an expert. I in no stretch of the imagination measure up to that of a proper Sherlockian, but I found no errors in the story as far as it being a proper Holmes tale. If you love a good mystery and especially if you grew up and love the inhabitants of 221B Baker Street you should add this one to your bookshelf.

I also hope that the rest of the books I read in 2012 can hold their own against my first story of the new yar. If they do I am in for some great reads.


Posted by on January 3, 2012 in Fiction


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4 responses to “The House of Silk

  1. Will Hall

    January 22, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    I’ve read every Sherlock Holmes story written by Arthur Conan Doyle. I saw this book advertised and I was bit wary, but hunger for more stories of the great sleuth had me curious. I think after your positive comments I must buy it. I think I’m a fan enough to enjoy it, without picking it to pieces. On a side note, I recommend Sherlock BBC TV show if you haven’t seen it. It transports Sherlock into the modern age, but actually works and is brilliant!

    • bibliopirate

      January 22, 2012 at 10:00 pm

      I love the BBC show, so far I’ve only been able to watch the first series and I can’t wait to see the second series.

  2. Christine Pham

    January 28, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    I love Sherlock Holmes (I even named my dog after him), but since I’ve been out of the literary loop for quite some time, I wasn’t aware this came out. After seeing this post, I just purchased it on amazon, and I’ll get to watching the BBC series.


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