It’s not often that one gets to to read a new Sherlock Holmes novel so I eagerly anticipated the arrival of the new Anthony Horowitz Holmes story, commissioned by the Doyle family, The House of Silk.
I have read Sherlock Holmes stories since I was a young reader borrowing the books from Burntisland library and I re-read them regularly. Some years ago I actually created an e-book of the complete Sherlock Holmes canon to read on my Palm Pilot and then moved that from phone to phone until the arrival of the kindle.
I really enjoyed this book. It’s not a pastiche; Horowitz has captured the style of Arthur Conan Doyle very well but has created a plot that is ultimately very modern. There are no spoilers here, but I found the revelations about the House of Silk as gripping as a Victorian reader may have found The Speckled Band or The Cardboard Box.