The House of Silk
Anthony Horowitz has been authorized by the Conan Doyle Estate to create some new stories and this created a lot of media buzz. Eager as I was to read some new Sherlock Holmes stories, I wasn’t sure that anyone could do justice to the original stories. However, in The House of Silk, Horowitz captures the tone, the nuance, and the characters and gets it right. In this story, Holmes has passed on and an elderly Watson takes up his pen to cover a shocking story. London art dealer Edmund Carstairs asks for help because he is being followed by a menacing figure. During the investigation, one of the Baker Street Irregulars is murdered and Holmes is even more determined to solve the case. I enjoyed this new tale and I think other Holmes devotees will also.