The House of Silk
A Sherlock Holmes Novel
NPR stories about The House of Silk
The first new Sherlock Holmes mystery to be authorized by Arthur Conan Doyle's estate, The House of Silk was published in hardcover in fall 2011, more than a century after the methodical sleuth made his first appearance in print. Author Anthony Horowitz has been transfixed by the series since receiving the complete Sherlock Holmes for his 16th birthday. Horowitz tells
Anthony Horowitz's The House of Silk is the first new Holmes novel to be authorized by the Arthur Conan Doyle estate. Interesting, but not in itself an assurance of worth. What is persuasive about this Holmes homage is its cliffhanger plotting, as well the fact that it's written by the accomplished English novelist and screenwriter Horowitz, whose credits include the Alex Rider spy series for young adults and the superb ITV mystery series Foyle's War.
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