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.