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The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz
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Actually somewhere between 4 and 5 stars, because I thought that the actual mystery, which seemed to hint at treachery of international proportions, was a bit of a letdown. But then, while there are a number of iconic Sherlock Holmes mysteries that shine as plots, what I've always enjoyed the most about these tales is the mood, the 'special relationship', the language, the idiosyncratic methods of the great detective, the worshipful devotion of the great friend, and on all these points Horowitz channeled Doyle to an astonishing degree. As I said, the plots (two cleverly interwoven ones) felt a little too contemporary, somehow, but that was a small price to pay for the pleasure derived from the suspense, the double twists, the masterly detection, and the sheer pleasure of climbing into a time capsule straight back to Victorian England. I hope this is not the last time that Anthony Horowitz takes us back in time to Baker Street circa 1900.

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