Friday, October 19, 2012
RIP VII Read #7: The House of Silk
It's getting difficult to review books that I read weeks ago but I still want to bring them to your attention so please excuse my brevity in the next few reviews. What can I say about The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz? It's a Sherlock Holmes story that was approved by the Conan Doyle Estate and it's practically pitch perfect. It reads just like one of the originals. Written by an aging John Watson, this is a story that was supposedly too sensitive to be published at the time and therefore was held under lock and key for one hundred years. Though it doesn't actually have that much bite, there are Victorian social issues explored in the story that make this worth reading even if you aren't a Holmes fan.
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