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The House of Silk
The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel | Anthony Horowitz
For the first time in its one-hundred-and-twenty-five-year history, the Arthur Conan Doyle Estate has authorized a new Sherlock Holmes novel. Once again, THE GAME'S AFOOT... London, 1890. 221B Baker St. A fine art dealer named Edmund Carstairs visits Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson to beg for their help. He is being menaced by a strange man in a flat cap - a wanted criminal who seems to have followed him all the way from America. In the days that follow, his home is robbed, his family is threatened. And then the first murder takes place. Almost unwillingly, Holmes and Watson find themselves being drawn ever deeper into an international conspiracy connected to the teeming criminal underworld of Boston, the gaslit streets of London, opium dens and much, much more. And as they dig, they begin to hear the whispered phrase-the House of Silk-a mysterious entity that connects the highest levels of government to the deepest depths of criminality. Holmes begins to fear that he has uncovered a conspiracy that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of society. The Arthur Conan Doyle Estate chose the celebrated, #1 New York Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz to write The House of Silk because of his proven ability to tell a transfixing story and for his passion for all things Holmes. Destined to become an instant classic, The House of Silk brings Sherlock Holmes back with all the nuance, pacing, and almost superhuman powers of analysis and deduction that made him the world's greatest detective, in a case depicting events too shocking, too monstrous to ever appear in print...until now.
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Librarybelle
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Funnily, my first thought for #BrassInPocket was brass knuckles, which led me to think of the tagged book?? It‘s been a day so far...haha!

Horowitz works his magic with Sherlock Holmes in this dark story. I really enjoyed this one. #LilithJuly

KarenUK Me too! Thought he did a great job with these characters 👍💕 4mo
Andrew65 Loved this. 4mo
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TaciturnWhenReading
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This is about as close to Arthur Conan Doyle as you can get! Truly feel like I am reading another of his. I can see why the Estate approves. #sherlock

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sparrowssavvy
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Thoroughly enjoyable Sherlock Holmes mystery. I love how everything all wove together at the end and certain details were so well hidden, yet were placed in plain sight. It also truly felt like an Arthur Conan Doyle mystery as well which I really liked.

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throwmeabook
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Monday means a new audiobook for school pickup. I‘ve watched the movies and tv show but I‘ve never actually read a Sherlock Holmes book. I don‘t know how Horowitz compares to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle but so far I am loving it. The narrator is fantastic. 💕

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dfieb
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Anthony Horowitz never disappoints. A great mystery read. Horowitz is also the creator of the BBC series Foyle‘s War. I recommend this book and his others, “The Magpie Murders” and The Word is Murder.”

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Balibee146
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Finishing up a few reads with the Vizzie keeping my legs warm.
I enjoyed this one.... Probably particularly because my introduction to Holmes and Watson was through TV and film versions over the years. It is clear Horowitz loves the cannon and he does a good job. I expect some purists who adore the Conan Doyle works might have some issues as it is clearly a modern writer and novel format.

LauraBeth I think Horowitz is the perfect person for this. Also...😍 12mo
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yourfavouritemixtape
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When this was released, I didn‘t want to read it because I thought it just wouldn‘t feel right. Now I have to say, I enjoyed having these characters back a lot more than the fact that the story was maybe a bit too complex compared to Doyle‘s.

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Balibee146
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Cathythoughts I‘ve heard this one is his best ... one of our Bookclub ladies says 👍🏻 12mo
Balibee146 @Cathythoughts only about 50 pages in but enjoying it so far 👍 12mo
gradcat Are these good? I‘m always afraid when contemporary authors take up the work of others...can‘t wait to read your review. 12mo
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zsuzsanna_reads @gradcat I'm the same, I usually keep away because worried a bad reboot will ruin the originals for me. @Balibee146 I'm also eagerly awaiting your verdict! 12mo
Balibee146 @gradcat and @zsuzsanna_reads ill let you know though I'm more of a casual Holmes fan myself 👍😘 12mo
gradcat @Balibee146 Thanks...looking forward to it!! 12mo
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TiffanyMichele
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Picking back up “The House Of Silk” and thinking about sidereading “The Wise Mans Fear” since I am now finished with the first Mistborn Trilogy. 🤔🧐 Which one will suck me in first? 🤨
#choose #book #chooseyourbook #sherlock #kouthe

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TiffanyMichele
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I love how the author reminds you that they are having breakfast during this talk. “Can I trouble you to pass the marmalade?” Awww, Holmes is being polite. Ish. ☺️
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#houseofsilk #sherlock #holmes #sherlockholnes #amreading

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Preciouz29
Mehso-so

I think I just have to give up on this particular author; I always have a harder time getting through the books. They always seem to drag a bit for me.

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Hidie
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A bit bland until you get to the sinister and scandalous ending!

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TiffanyMichele
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I will say that Mr. Horowitz is doing a fantastic job at portraying Conan Doyle‘s work.

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ruskigurl16
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For the first time, in a long time, the estate allowed the release of an "official" Sherlock Holmes story. This was to me a re-read. Despite the familiarity (and exceptional fondness) I have for these characters, the subject matter is tough, heavy, and oppressive. "The game's afoot..." indeed, but it touches on the utmost evil of humanity. #mystery #sherlocked #recentlyread #bookworm ??❤️

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ruskigurl16
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Having moved and settled in, I decided to take a field trip to my #locallibrary. Imagine my pleasant surprise that this was such a #charming, #wellstocked place! I found ones on my list as soon as I hit the shelves, and new treasures I am excited to delve into. #TBR #bookhaul #Litsyloveslibraries #yaaas 😁😍❤️📚👍🤓😱🎉

LiteraryinLititz So glad your new library is a hit! I love mine too. 💜 1y
ruskigurl16 @LiteraryinLititz thank you. 😊 I am not that far away from my old one (even the same country), but it is closer to home. 🏡❤️📚 1y
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Brinx
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After reading The Magpie Murders, I was interested in Horowitz‘s other books. This one didn‘t disappoint 🙂

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MaeMaeLu
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Absolutely loved this story. Kept be hooked. I looked forward to heading to bed every evening to read and it kept you guessing until the very last! Definitely a pick for people who enjoy a great mystery, especially a SherlockHolmes mystery.

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Girlintinyhat
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I love Sherlock Holmes stories. I‘ve read quite a lot of the books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and loved it all. When I heard about this I knew I had to read it. So happy I did. It was perfectly dark and spooky and read just like one of the originals! It was magnificent! Highly recommend.

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Andrea4
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It amazes me that all writers have a unique voice but for that reason it amazes me more when an writer can copy another so perfectly to be almost indistinguishable. Horowitz brought Sherlock & Watson back in such true fashion, I think Sir Arthur would be pleased!
Of course, as we are told in the beginning, this is a much darker case than the O.G.s. Sadly though, a real picture of the times.

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Andrea4
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#audiobooking while taking the tree down (finally 😂). Our new ornaments this year from 10 Thousand Villages are so cute that i had to snap a pic. A female Nepalese Yeti to match the one from a few yrs ago and the cute reindeer that I named Rudolph and Clarice 😄

Bookzombie Cute! 2y
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Andrea4
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This morning I read the true crime novel I'm on and then worked out and realised I need another audiobook so i grabbed this! Excited-so far it evinces the original style convincingly IMO.
Actually going back out in the world today after "vacay", travel, and hibrnation/migraine. Feels weird.

llwheeler Oh, looks good! 2y
Andrew65 I loved this! 2y
Tamra This has been in my stacks awhile - I hope it‘s a good one! 2y
Andrea4 @llwheeler @Andrew65 going great so far! I will let you know @Tamra how it ends up! 2y
Tamra @Andrea4 👍🏾👍🏾 2y
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Catchme_Ridingnerdy
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This book is my favorite book I read this year. It was such a great mystery and Horowitz did an amazing job capturing the feel of Sherlock. I'll definitively be picking up more books written by Horowitz.

Richryan52 @Catchme_Ridingnerdy I liked the book a lot. Have you read Moriarty? 2y
Catchme_Ridingnerdy @Richryan52 I haven't! I actually just bought it and it might be the first book I read for the new year. Is it good? 2y
Richryan52 @Catchme_Ridingnerdy I liked it a lot. You should also check out The Vatican Cameos by some guy named Rich Ryan 2y
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Richryan52 @Catchme_Ridingnerdy I also wrote The Stone of Destiny another Holmes pastiche 2y
Catchme_Ridingnerdy @Richryan52 ooo I shall check them out! Thank you 2y
Richryan52 @Catchme_Ridingnerdy Are you a Lee Child fan? 2y
Catchme_Ridingnerdy @Richryan52 I've never read anything by Lee Child. I'm always up for mystery recommendations. 2y
Richryan52 @Catchme_Ridingnerdy Child created the character of Jack Reacher. Tom Cruise has starred in two movies. Child also loved my first book he said modestly 2y
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Andrew65 I loved that book! 2y
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Librarybelle
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Highlighting the October read for my mystery discussion group, Horowitz does an #amazing job bringing Holmes and Watson to life. He was authorized by the Conan Doyle estate to do this, so you already know it's going to be good! Holmes investigates the dark, seedy streets of London with international implications. Great read....looking forward to re-reading. #septembowie

Andrew65 I loved this book, I think Anthony Horowitz did a great job of capturing the feel of a Sherlock Holmes book. 2y
Librarybelle I agree, @Andrew65 🙂 2y
Andrew65 @Librarybelle To be honest I'd put the book off for a long time and was totally surprised (and hooked) by it when I did read it. One of those cases when you say why didn't I pick this up sooner! (edited) 2y
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Moray_Reads
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Mehso-so

It's not bad. There are things Horowitz captures remarkably well, Watson's narrative voice, the dialogue, the interactions, Conan Doyle-esque characters but there were major flaws too. The nods to canon sometimes made it feel cobbled together and predictable. It made the same mistake as the final BBC Sherlock, it got too dark and relied on action and drama rather than plot and deduction. Enjoyable enough but I don't think I'll read the next one

Sarah83 Right my opinion. 👍 But I will try the next one. Hopefully the other perspective deals better 2y
SharonSmith I also thought the same when i read it - not destined to be remembered. Tempted to try the next one though! 2y
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clconn17
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I really enjoyed this! I haven't read the original Holmes stories since I was a kid, so I can't really compare, but I thought he did a great job staying true to the characters. Luckily, I did just buy Doyle's complete collection so I'll have to read that soon!

Mimi28 Cute kitty! 2y
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TheresaGivan
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Waiting at the library for my husband to get off of work is one of my favorite past times. I get to sit and read books, and what could be better? I love that he works here! #HusbandsOfLitsy #WhenTwoBookLoversGetMarried

mpensees #goals ❤️ 2y
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irregularreader
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New #bookreview at www.theirregularreaderblog.wordpress.com! I'm in the Sherlock Holmes zone in terms of my reading lately! The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz is one of the only stories to win the seal of approval from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's estate!

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Bluebird
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#followtheclues #backtoreading
For those who've read all Conan Doyle and are hankering for more Sherlock! Highly recommend the audio-narrated by Derek Jacobi!

JoeStalksBeck 👏👏👏👏👏👏‼️❤️ 2y
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Catchme_Ridingnerdy
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I'm looking for some great mystery novels. I also don't mind a little historical fiction thrown in. Any suggestions? #mystery #sherlockholmes

Richryan52 @Catchme_Ridingnerdy may I suggest either of my books. I do it humbly. 2y
Catchme_Ridingnerdy @Richryan52 I shall add them to my list! What's the title of the first? I'm always happy to read a Sherlock Holmes novel. 2y
Richryan52 @Catchme_Ridingnerdy The Vatican Cameos My wife likes that one better. I'm conflicted 2y
Catchme_Ridingnerdy @Richryan52 haha! Ok I'll add it. :) 2y
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Read4life
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#throwbackthursday Both great Sherlockian reads by Anthony Horowitz. Read The House of Silk first then Moriarty. There's also an ebook short The Three Monarchs. 👍🏻💙

Laalaleighh Just bought magpie murders today 2y
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VoraciousReader
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A marvelous Holmes pastiche on the classic style of Doyle. Horowitz does a great job re-creating the original Holmes & Watson! Loved it! 😍😊

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Read4life
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I loved this Sherlock Holmes novel by Anthony Horowitz and now the ebook is on sale for $2.99. Thought I'd share the info. I also highly recommend Moriarty by Horowitz. 🤓📚

KarenUK Thought they were both great too 💕 2y
Libby1 I liked them both, too, @Read4life and @KarenUK ! 2y
minkyb Really like Moriarity! 2y
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rohit-sawant
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#MysteriousWays I enjoyed this addition to the Holmes canon authorized by Conan Doyle's estate. The story is quite grim and handled really well. Horowitz does a great job getting the voices of the characters down to a tee. This also would've worked well for #Londoncalling!
#RockinMay
@Cinfhen

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Catchme_Ridingnerdy
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This is a great addition to the Sherlock Holmes saga. It was not written by Doyle, but Horowitz did such an amazing job that the Conan Doyle Estate gave it a seal of approval. The writing was beautiful. The story flowed and kept me gripped the entire time. He captured the characters perfectly. One of the best stories I have read in awhile. If you like mystery, crime, and Sherlock Holmes, definitely pick this up! #sherlockholmes

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ReadingSusan
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I love all things Sherlock Holmes. This book was endorsed by the Arthur Conan Doyle estate. But it was just ok. The story didn't grip me as much as the originals and Sherlocks brilliance wasn't as present.

Moray_Reads So often the way with the Holmes homages. I have this in my Kindle but I haven't read it yet 3y
ReadingSusan @Moray_Reads yes I have found that as well. I bought the second one on my Kindle a few weeks ago. Hoping it's better. 3y
DGRachel I listened to it on audio and really enjoyed it. Maybe this is one that's better in small doses. 3y
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readinginthedark I thought this was really well-written. The parts about the children were tough to read, though. 😕 3y
ReadingSusan @DGRachel yes I bet it was much better on audio! 3y
ReadingSusan @readinginthedark it was so terrible. 😢😢 3y
mwgerard Could not read it. Terrible. (edited) 3y
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ReadingSusan
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Sherlock Holmes story and Chardonnay? Yes please!

DGRachel I enjoyed this one so much more than I thought I would. It was a pleasant surprise. 3y
Sjo_m I've got this one in my TBR pile...hope you enjoy! 3y
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Marmie7
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I forgot to add my month of Sherlock to my resolutions. Starting with House of Silk, hoping to read this stack.#SHreads17 #Sherlocked

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LitHousewife
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A relaxing Christmas afternoon nap followed by working on my puzzle while listening to the great conclusion to this audiobook has been just the right thing. My earlier issues with Jacobi's voicing of Sherlock faded away as the story went on. There was one scene in particular that had me sitting on the edge of my seat. Such good narration. I really enjoyed this thoroughly.

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LitHousewife
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My first full day listening to this audiobook has been great (my only complaint is the way Derek Jacobi voices Sherlock). It's definitely keeping me semi-sane in my wait for Sherlock Season 4. That and loving my fantastic Cumberornament from @TeeCee (it's been my favorite every year since!).

BooksForYears I have that as a Cumberbookmark! 3y
TeeCee He's looking great!! 3y
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LitHousewife
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The new season of Sherlock starts on January 1st. What better way to prepare than to read a Sherlock Holmes novel? Derek Jacobi worked on the full cast version of The Graveyard Book, which I loved. I have high, high hopes that this last audiobook of the year will be just perfect.

MaureenMc I've had this one on my shelf for a looong time. And yay for Sherlock, series 4! 3y
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gpearce
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Horowitz does a very good job of recreating the style of Doyle's Sherlock Holmes books. The story line and mystery was interesting. Obviously Watson is our narrator and I like how he explains why this book is published many years after the others. A very clever book.
#bookreview #bookworm #bookdragon #sherlockholmes #lovetoread #lovereading

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gpearce
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When both your audiobook and physical book are at exciting places. which to read?

#bookishproblems #bookwormproblems #cantdecide #lovetoread

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libroguy
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New additions to our library. Looking forward to these.

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TheLondonBookworm
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I love Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle but I have to say Anthony Horowitz did a brilliant job on these novels. I preferred The House of Silk myself. I really felt the modern writer coming through but In a brilliant dark and twisted way. If you like Sherlock, read these!! 🤓🤓🤓🤓

DGRachel I listened to House of Silk on audio. It was awesome. 3y
BarbaraJean Those covers are gorgeous! And is it just me, or does the pattern on the carpet look like blood seeping out of the books? 😱 3y
TheLondonBookworm @DGRachel I haven't heard the audio I can imagine it comes across really well though :) 3y
TheLondonBookworm @BarbaraJean They are lovely 😍 ah yes...I might have gotten a bit too into the books.... 😂😂 3y
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Hidie
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Birthday book haul!

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readinginthedark
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Sherlock Versus the Conspiratorial Rich Gentlemen #HonestBookTitle #24in48

I got as close to an honest title as I could without giving away the answer to the mystery. Just finished this one, at almost 16 hours! I won't make it to 24, but I'm gonna' get as many in as I can. This has been so fun! Also, this is a great book. More gory and difficult to handle than Holmes canon, but well worth the read!

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