The House of Silk: The Bestselling Sherlock Holmes Novel
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The next day, Inspector Lestrade arrives at the hotel to investigate the murder with Holmes, Watson, and Mr. The art dealer’s mother has just recently died, his spinster sister has grown increasingly paranoid, and one Irish serving boy has even begun to behave in a sullenly provocative manner.
But The House of Silk is in a class of its own: Horowitz's novel is the first Sherlock Holmes addition to have been written with the endorsement of the Conan Doyle estate. If you are a true Sherlock Holmes fan who already read all his stories, you will find some connections to the old cases (for example, the Flat Cap Gang).Dorothy L Sayers understood the rules of the Holmesian game when she remarked that "it must be played as solemnly as a county cricket match at Lord's: the slightest touch of extravagance or burlesque ruins the atmosphere". Furthermore, according to local histories, during the first half of the Tang dynasty (618-690 CE), there were merchants from Persia, Egypt, and other regions along the Silk Roads, exchanging jewellery inHangzhou's famous ‘Jewellery Lane’. Man of mystery … Anthony Horowitz's The House of Silk is the first official follow-up to Conan Doyle's last Sherlock Holmes case.
The structure of the main building of the mosque is heavily influenced by traditionalChinese architecturewhilst at the same time retaining traditional Islamic features. Among them, till recently, was “The House of Silk,” characterized by Watson as “simply too monstrous, too shocking to appear in print. The Song Dynasty was a very prosperous period in the history of the development of traditional porcelain crafts and the official kiln had a very high level of craftsmanship.
Inspired by self-confident, strong and unique women, House of Silk was founded in Istanbul by Nilay Kum.
The House of Silk” opens when a rather foppish art dealer comes to Holmes because he feels in danger from a silent, mysterious man who wears a distinctive flat cap and bears a livid scar on his face. The arrival of people from other regions along the Silk Roads to Hangzhou precipitated great cultural, artistic, and religious exchange. John Watson is an elderly widow with "two marriages, three children, seven grandchildren" to his name.
The client of "The Flat Cap case" is introduced as a man by the name of Edmund Carstairs, an art dealer whose paintings had been destroyed by a gang of Irish robbers.