cat63 (cat63) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

Book 48 for 2012

The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz. 389 pages
As a fan of Conan Doyle's original Sherlock Holmes stories, I approached this book with some trepidation; I've read a number of Holmes tales by other writers and while some of them have been pretty good, others….haven't.
This one however, is probably the best non-Doyle Holmes book I've ever read and I hope that there will be more at some point. 
The canon characters seem pretty much in-character for most of the book, with only the occasional wobble and the original characters are well drawn and generally believable. The plot is nicely intricate and I didn't guess the solution until the very end.
Well done Mr Horowitz!
Tags: crime fiction

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