The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz
The Arthur Conan Doyle Estate officially authorized this Sherlock Holmes novel but somehow Anthony Horowitz’s attempt to mimic Doyle's Sherlock novels falls flat leaving the reader without the complexity of Doyle's Holmes.
Similarities are apparent - Watson as the narrator, Holmes' deductions that have to be explained and the back stories of Doyle's but the story itself was not spectacular and in comparison with other non-authorized stories with Holmes , I prefer the ones by Laurie R. King. Here, Holmes was 2 dimensional, he never really came alive.
CHARACTERS: Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, Edmund Carstairs, Catherine Carstairs
Series/ Progress: Anthony Horowitz's Sherlock Holmes 1/3
DATE READ: October 26 - October 31
NO. OF PAGES: 392
Challenges: 75, Category, TIOLI
SOURCE: Audio public library