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Reader’s Den, Stuff for the Teen Age
January Reader's Den: "House of Silk" Author Information
"Holmes, you insist upon seeing yourself as a machine... Even a masterpiece of impressionalism is to you nothing more than a piece of evidence to be used in the pursuit of a crime." — Dr. John Watson.
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson are back on the case in this new adventure, and Anthony Horrowitz certainly brings them to life. This title introduces a new vision of how Holmes and Watson interact with their foes and allies. It also provides a new dimension to the vision that is Sherlock Holmes. This latest novel is titled House of Silk.
As a Sir Arthur Conan Doyle fan, as many of you certainly are, I was intrigued that his estate allowed a new novel to be written after 125 years. They chose Anthony Horowitz, a renowned teen author, to continue the tradition and bring life to our favorite crime solving team. He is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Alex Rider series of novels, and the award-winning writer of PBS's Foyles War and Collision, as well as many other films and television projects. The Holmes franchise has hit a new high with Robert Downey Jr. playing Sherlock Holmes and Jude Law as Dr. John Watson.
Many of Conan Doyle's previous works featuring Holmes and Watson are mentioned throughout House of Silk. Although it is not necessary to to read all of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's works to enjoy House of Silk fully, there are many compilations of his stories of their adventures at your neighborhood library.