'Horowitz has captured Holmes Heaven' THE TIMES
THE HOUSE OF SILK was the first official new Sherlock Holmes mystery and a SUNDAY TIMES bestseller from the author of MAGPIE MURDERS
THE GAME'S AFOOT . . .
It is November 1890 and London is gripped by a merciless winter. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are enjoying tea by the fire when an agitated gentleman arrives unannounced at 221b Baker Street. He begs Holmes for help, telling the unnerving story of a scar-faced man with piercing eyes who has stalked him in recent weeks.
Intrigued, Holmes and Watson find themselves swiftly drawn into a series of puzzling and sinister events, stretching from the gas-lit streets of London to the teeming criminal underworld of Boston and the mysterious 'House of Silk' . . .
I loved it! I read all the Sherlock Holmes books as a child and remember well the feeling of bereavement when I had finished them all. And now we have more! I have been glued to this book for the last 24 hours. And now I am once more bereft. In your final essay, you say you have no plans to write a second. How can we persuade you otherwise?
A really great read
Initially wary, but gradually fascinated and truly hooked by an excellent Holmes adventure which had me gripped until the end.
Next stop - “Moriarty”
No mean feat
I think I can imagine the difficulty of writing as if wearing another author's shoes. Having recently read someone else's efforts at reproducing a Steig Larsson Nobel I was expecting to be disappointed. However I have to say that AH has pulled off a major coup. Everything about this novel felt authentic. Brilliant and immensely enjoyable.