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January Reader's Den: "The House of Silk" by Anthony Horowitz and Read-a-Likes

Gillette as Sherlock Holmes, Digital ID 99805, New York Public LibraryGillette as Sherlock Holmes. NYPL. Digital ID 99805. Thank you to all the readers and followers of the Reader's Den!

I hope everyone enjoyed The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz and his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. I sure did! I hope all the avid readers will come back for next months Reader's Den and hopefully Anthony Horowitz will continue the Sherlock Holmes series.

Here are two lists of books available at NYPL: the first is a series written by Anthony Horowitz, and the second by Sir Conan Doyle.

Alex Rider Series:
Scorpia Rising
Crocodile Tears

The Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection

Similar historical mystery authors include Anne Perry and Agatha Christie. Similar detective fiction authors include J. D. RobbPatricia CornwellDavid Baldacci, and Sue Grafton.

I hope some of these books and authors are of interest. Please join us for December's edition of the Reader's Den with The Servants by Michael Marshall Smith!


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I'm eager to check out the

I'm eager to check out the Alex Rider series after reading The House of Silk and as a big fan of Foyle's War, Anthony Horowitz's wonderful WWII era detective series for TV. Fans of Sherlock Holmes might also enjoy Gyles Brandreth's Oscar Wilde mysteries, featuring the famous writer in the Holmes role with Arthur Conan Doyle doing duty as Watson. I was skeptical before reading the first novel - Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance - and was pleasantly surprised to find a well-plotted mystery with convincing period detail and more importantly, a convincing portrayal of Oscar Wilde as a brilliant (and of course epigrammatic) detective. Lots of fun! I also love the new BBC Sherlock series, which re-imagines Holmes and Watson in contemporary London. It's great! Not so crazy about the new Guy Ritchie movies starring Robert Downey, Jr. as Holmes and Jude Law as Watson. Cool steampunk aesthetic but too many fights and explosions and not enough detection for my taste.

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