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House of Silk: The New Sherlock Holmes Novel…
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House of Silk: The New Sherlock Holmes Novel (edição: 2011)

de Anthony Horowitz (Autor)

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It is 1890. A year after Holmes's death, Watson--now in a retirement home--narrates a tale of Sherlockian detection that could tear apart the very fabric of society. The story opens with a train robbery in Boston, and moves to the innocuous setting of Wimbledon.
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Título:House of Silk: The New Sherlock Holmes Novel
Autores:Anthony Horowitz (Autor)
Informação:Orion Publishing Group (2011), 320 pages
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The House of Silk de Anthony Horowitz

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(47) Horowitz is an interesting author - hard to get a handle on him with his stories within stories, framing devices, mimicry. In this one, he writes an alleged Sherlock Holmes case that has been kept under lock and key for many years due to the explosive nature of the crimes. Watson wrote this chronicle of Holmes sleuthing long ago and it is just now being 'published.' There is some mention in there that the author was commissioned to write the book by Conan Doyle's estate - is this true or just more of a story within a story within a story - Who knows? And ultimately who cares? But the novel was quite good.

I have read many if not most of Conan Doyle's most famous mysteries and indeed loved them though it was many years ago. This did seem very similar in style and both Watson and Holmes seemed authentic to my memory. I figured out hardly any of the twists except for one or two things with the Carstairs family. The afterword was a bit overdone and melodramatic. But besides that, I find no fault. 4 stars only because it is 'just' a mystery without anything more profound to say. The writing was good, but not masterful.

An excellent beach or airplane read and I suspect a must read for Sherlock Holmes' fans. I will consider reading the few others he has written as Doc Watson. ( )
  jhowell | Sep 12, 2021 |
I remember reading this one outside during the summer of 20whatever and I just didn't see the ending coming. It slapped me in the face. Which, honestly, is what a mystery story should be. ( )
  cthuwu | Jul 28, 2021 |
Anthony Horowitz created a dark and gritty mystery featuring Sherlock Holmes and Watson. Much later in life, Watson recalls the events leading to Sherlock Holmes' investigation into the "House of Silk." It begins as an older woman suspects she is being poisoned. Her son and daughter-in-law insist she eats only what they eat. It also leads to a street urchin, part of a group Sherlock often uses to run errands, and to his sister, working at a pub called the "Bag of Nails." Holmes is called to an opium den. When a murder takes place outside and Holmes holds the weapon, he is arrested for murder. Watson finds himself trying to find a way to free Holmes when he knows a conspiracy is afoot. The audiobook narrated by Derek Jacobi maintained my interest. Horowitz obviously studied Holmes and Watson carefully before embarking on this work. ( )
  thornton37814 | Feb 24, 2021 |
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  blueraven57 | Jan 24, 2021 |
Very good, if dark, story in the traditional style. ( )
  kenlin | Jan 16, 2021 |
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So, all of the elements are there: the data, the data, the data. Nothing of consequence overlooked. And yet can Horowitz, like Holmes, make from these drops of water the possibilities of an Atlantic or a Niagara? Can he astonish us? Can he thrill us? Are there "the rapid deductions, as swift as intuitions, and yet always founded on a logical basis" that we yearn for?

Emphatically, yes. The characters are, as Conan Doyle himself would have them, as close to cliché as good writing allows. Horowitz's Watson cleverly excuses himself right at the start from any complaints about style or content by reminding us of Holmes's oft-stated judgment of the stories: "He accused me more than once of vulgar romanticism, and thought me no better than any Grub Street scribbler." We must take them on their own terms, then: Mr Carstairs, the troubled dealer in fine art, who is being watched by a mysterious stranger in a flat cap with a "livid scar on his right cheek". Carstairs's wife, the mysterious foreign adventuress. Cornelius Stillman, the bumptious American millionaire. The dastardly Boston Irish gang, led by the ruthless O'Donaghue twins. The madwoman in the attic. The creepy reverend who runs a home for boys. The big set-pieces: the train robbery; the escape from prison; the freak show; the high-speed horse-drawn carriage chase.

Dorothy L Sayers understood the rules of the Holmesian game when she remarked that "it must be played as solemnly as a county cricket match at Lord's: the slightest touch of extravagance or burlesque ruins the atmosphere". Horowitz plays a perfectly straight bat. This is a no-shit Sherlock.
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