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Monday, 30 January 2012

Book Review - The House of Silk

I have always been a big fan of the Sherlock Holmes series by Arthur Conan Doyle. So when I heard there was a new novel coming out by Anthony Horowitz I had to get my hands on it. As a fan of Sherlock Holmes I had very high expectations. If someone other than Arthur Conan Doyle was continuing the legacy it had to be good.
I couldn't tell the difference between them.
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson have had some extraordinary adventures, a recording of which would not be complete without an account of The House of Silk.
A man is fearing for his life. A gang member he was recently acquainted with has been spotted outside his home and has even gone so far as to approach his house and his wife. Events are shaken up even further when there is a break-in in the middle of the night and the contents of the family safe are emptied.
After a strange turn of events, the villain is assassinated. As the duo investigate further, they are drawn into a sinister web whose influence far surpasses even Mycroft, the well established brother of Sherlock Holmes.  There is a single lead that takes them to the lower rung of the drug enterprise. But Sherlock suspects a trap. The trap is sprung and the situation becomes an unmitigated disaster; Holmes finds himself walking the path of so many criminals that have passed before him, on the road to prison. Can Holmes escape the most powerful force he has ever encountered?
Anthony Horowitz rivals Arthur Conan Doyle in style and writing prowess. The House of Silk was masterfully written and will keep you on your toes. Witness the resurgence of Sherlock Holmes in a twisted tale that will bring you back to the peak of his career! This was a great book, I was very impressed with Horowitz's skill in matching the Style of Arthur Conan Doyle and I strongly recommend that you buy this book!

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