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The House of Silk - Anthony Horowitz

The House of Silk - Anthony Horowitz
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 The House of Silk - Anthony HorowitzThe House of Silk - Anthony Horowitz 

This unnumbered limited edition includes a bonus Sherlock Holmes short story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Title: The House of Silk

Author:  Anthony Horowitz

ISBN:  9781409133827

Weight:  990g

Lined and dated signed first edition, first printing

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The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz

The Game’s Afoot…

It is November 1890 and London is gripped by a merciless winter.  Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are enjoying tea by the fire when an agitated gentleman arrives unannounced at 221b Baker Street.  He begs Holmes for help, telling the unnerving story of a scar-faced man with piercing eyes who has stalked him in recent weeks.

Intrigued by the man’s tale, Holmes and Watson find themselves swiftly drawn into a series of puzzling and sinister events, stretching from the gas-lit streets of London to the teeming criminal underworld of Boston.  As the pair delve deeper into the case, they stumble across a whispered phrase ‘the House of Silk’: a mysterious entity and foe more deadly than any Holmes has encountered, and a conspiracy that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of society itself…

Sherlock Holmes is back with all the nuance, pace and powers of deduction that make him the world’s greatest and most celebrated detective.

With devilish plotting and excellent characterisation, bestselling author Anthony Horowitz delivers a first-rate Sherlock Holmes mystery for a modern readership whilst remaining utterly true to the spirit of the original Conan Doyle books.

Peer & Press Reviews

Perfectly paced, entirely unpredictable, edge-of-seat exciting and a total joy from start to finish.  The more of it I read, the more I looked forward to basking in Holmes’s deductive brilliance at the end: the solutions that are obvious once you know them but completely unguessable until you do.  I am happy to report that all the required ingredients had been added; neither Holmes nor Horowitz let me down.

Sophie Hannah, Sunday Express

Enthusiastically replicating the spirit, style, suspense and atmosphere of Conan Doyle’s stories, this skilfully crafted homage is an irresistible read.

Peter Kemp, Sunday Times

Were Conan Doyle still alive, I think he would be very grateful that Anthony Horowitz has so successfully recreated the detective he tried so hard to shake off towards the end.  This is the first Sherlock Holmes novel that has been written with the full endorsement of the Doyle estate and they have evidently chosen the right man for the job.

Carla McKay, Daily Mail

Bibliographic Info

AttributeDetails
Title:The House of Silk
Author:
Book Features
Edition / printing:First edition, first printing
Edition features:

These books are Waterstones limited editions, which include a bonus story.

The number of copies printed that include The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans, an original Sherlock Holmes short story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is unknown (see sticker image).

Series:

Sherlock Holmes
[a new story endorsed by the Conan Doyle Estate]

Overall condition:Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed:On the title page
Lined:“Influenza is unpleasant…” [start of the first sentence]
Dated:1/11/11 [publication day]
Awards and Media
Awards and prizes:National Book Awards 2012 – shortlist (crime & thriller)
Media adaptation:BBC Radio 4’s Book at Bedtime serialised The House of Silk as ten 15-minute episodes, broadcast Mon-Fri from 7 November 2011.
Book Stats
Publisher:Orion Publishing Group
Imprint:Orion Books
Publication date:
Printed by:Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13:9781409133827
ISBN 10:1409133826
Format:Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages:337
Size (h x w x d):242 x 160 x 30mm
Design Credits
Author photo:Charlie Gray
Jacket design:Designed by David
Jacket illustrator:Patrick Knowles [lettering]

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