Monday, 11 July 2016

House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz

Posted by Lesley Sackett Winfield

London, 1890. 221B Baker St. A fine art dealer named Edmund Carstairs visits Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson to beg for their help. He is being menaced by a strange man in a flat cap a wanted criminal who seems to have followed him all the way from America. In the days that follow, his home is robbed, his family is threatened. And then the first murder takes place.

The House of Silk bring Sherlock Holmes back with all the nuance, pacing, and almost superhuman powers of analysis and deduction that made him the world's greatest detective, in a case depicting events too shocking, too monstrous to ever appear in print

I recommend this book to anyone that likes strong character driven mystery. I had forgotten how much I loved Sherlock Holmes and his amazing powers of deduction before reading this book! It's truly a contemporary story with a turn of the century, late 1800s feel. The premise is that the story, recorded by Watson himself, was written and locked away for 100 years until readers had the constitution to handle it. I can't wait to read the next in the series, Moriarty.