The House of Silk

A Sherlock Holmes Novel

by Anthony Horowitz

The House of Silk

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With approval from the estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a best-selling novelist and Sherlock Holmes expert brings the greatest detective in literary history back to life on Baker Street for the first time since 1930.

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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

Basil Rathbone (right), as Sherlock Holmes, and Nigel Bruce, as Dr. Watson, in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 1945. AP hide caption

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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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