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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 . . .
Perfectly paced, entirely unpredictable, edge-of-seat exciting and a total joy from start to
finish – SUNDAY EXPRESS
An exciting, well-crafted novel – SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
It seems improbable, if not impossible, but it s true Holmes is back at his best – INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
There is a suitably baffling mystery and the great detective is on top form. It’s very
good? dare I say as good as the original? – LITERARY REVIEW
THE HOUSE OF SILK is superb - DAILY TELEGRAPH
Enthusiastically replicating the spirit, style, suspense and atmosphere of Conan Doyle’s
stories, this skilfully crafted homage is an irresistible read – THE SUNDAY TIMES
Horowitz has captured Holmes Heaven – THE TIMESNo comments
Anthony discusses writing Sherlock Holmes on the SkyArts Book Show
Anthony Horowitz shares his fascination with legendary characters and talks of his new Sherlock Holmes novel
A writer with more than fifty books under his pen, Anthony Horowitz is one of Britain’s most published authors as well as a successful screenwriter. He is both creator and writer of the ITV series Foyle’s War, Midsomer Murders and Collision.
Born into a wealthy Jewish family, the inception of Anthony’s childhood seemed more promising than that of an average boy. Nevertheless, Horowitz turned out to be an unhappy, obese child who turned to story-telling to entertain himself and his fellow students at boarding school which, he dubbed as a brutal experience. It thus comes as no surprise that his younger years were to stigmatize him and lead to his authoring of many books for children and it is perhaps also the reason why he remains fixated on his primary childhood escape; adventure stories.
Another Horowitz trademark is his obsession with legendary characters. In the late 1980’s he worked with Richard Carpenter on the Robin of Sherwood television series and also novelized three of the episodes.
It wasn’t until the new millennium that Horowitz began his most successful series of novels with the book Stormbreaker, which gave rise to the famous character Alex Rider, a 14-year-old spy. Alex Rider, the movie came out in 2006.
This year. Horowitz makes a return to his dedication for legendary characters with a new Sherlock Holmes novel, The House of Silk. We can’t wait to read it.
VIDEO: Anthony Horowitz chats about the pressures and pleasures of penning the new Sherlock Holmes5 comments