By Anthony Horowitz
For the 1st time in its one-hundred-and-twenty-five-year background, the Arthur Conan Doyle property has approved a brand new Sherlock Holmes novel.
Once back, THE GAME'S AFOOT...
London, 1890. 221B Baker St. a great artwork broker named Edmund Carstairs visits Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson to beg for his or her support. he's being menaced through a wierd guy in a flat cap - a sought after legal who turns out to have him the entire means from the United States. within the days that stick to, his house is robbed, his kin is threatened. after which the 1st homicide takes place.
Almost unwillingly, Holmes and Watson locate themselves being drawn ever deeper into a world conspiracy hooked up to the teeming legal underworld of Boston, the gaslit streets of London, opium dens and lots more and plenty, even more. And as they dig, they start to listen to the whispered phrase-the condo of Silk-a mysterious entity that connects the top degrees of presidency to the inner most depths of criminal activity. Holmes starts to worry that he has exposed a conspiracy that threatens to rip aside the very textile of society.
The Arthur Conan Doyle property selected the distinguished, #1 manhattan Times bestselling writer Anthony Horowitz to put in writing The apartment of Silk as a result of his confirmed skill to inform a transfixing tale and for his ardour for all issues Holmes. Destined to develop into an quick vintage, the home of Silk brings Sherlock Holmes again with all of the nuance, pacing, and nearly superhuman powers of study and deduction that made him the world's maximum detective, in a case depicting occasions too stunning, too tremendous to ever look in print...until now.
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