This attempt at a new Sherlock Holmes novel captures the feel of Conan
Doyle's stories quite nicely. It is optimised for a modern audience,
most obviously in its pacing and in elements of its plot — for
example in a sudden concern for the welfare of the Baker St Irregulars,
Holmes' troop of street children — but that is done fairly subtly.
Horowitz, scriptwriter for the television series Foyle's War
other achievements, does a good job with the historical setting and,
most importantly, with the characters of Holmes and Watson (and also
with Lestrade and other minor figures).
House of Silk is an easy read and a pleasant entertainment.
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