This is my review of the book The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz which I have read recently. This is a story written about the character Sherlock Holmes as originally perceived by Arthur Conan Doyle. It is late in the year 1890, and winter is biting when an uninvited guest, comes to 221B. He complains that he is being followed by a scar-faced man in a flat hat who has been stalking him for several weeks.
Holmes and Watson take on the case, but they quickly find themselves drawn into a complex and puzzling mystery, spreading across the Atlantic to Boston. It moves from art and expensive jewellery to opium use. The case seems to spread right to the heart of high Society and on the face of it things go from bad to worse when Holmes is arrested for murder.
But of course we know that the case will be solved as Holmes has to live a few more years before Conan Doyle has him vanishing in Switzerland. As he says “Any truth is better than indefinite doubt.”
It is a very readable story, with quite an unexpected end, though sadly one that is not that unlikely with all that is going on in our society today. Also I notice that Anthony has written a book about what happens next at Reichenbach Falls, which I will look out for to read.
This was a good read, as book 41 week 33 fiction 36 (audio books 6) non fiction 3
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