Wednesday, November 9, 2011

All I Want for Christmas... (2)

All I Want for Christmas Is.... is a feature/meme sponsored by Danya at A Tapestry of Words. It is where we choose a book each week leading up to Christmas and say why it's made it onto our wishlists. And Danya would love to see what books everyone else is hoping to get, so make your post and link up at Danya's site.

Next up on my list for Santa is The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz.
Sherlock Holmes is the greatest detective in literary history. For the first time since the death of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a new Holmes story has been sanctioned by his estate, whetting the appetites of fans everywhere. London, 1890. 221B Baker St. A fine art dealer named Edmund Carstairs visits Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson to beg for their help. He is being menaced by a strange man in a flat cap - a wanted criminal who seems to have followed him all the way from America. In the days that follow, his home is robbed, his family is threatened. And then the first murder takes place.

Almost unwillingly, Holmes and Watson find themselves being drawn ever deeper into an international conspiracy connected to the teeming criminal underworld of Boston, the gaslit streets of London, opium dens and much, much more. And as they dig, they begin to hear the whispered phrase-the House of Silk-a mysterious entity that connects the highest levels of government to the deepest depths of criminality. Holmes begins to fear that he has uncovered a conspiracy that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of society.

The Arthur Conan Doyle Estate chose the celebrated, #1 New York Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz to write The House of Silk because of his proven ability to tell a transfixing story and for his passion for all things Holmes.

I love Sherlock Holmes. I can't wait to read this newest adventure.


danya said...

Wow, a new Sherlock Holmes adventure...very cool! Hope you find this under the tree :)

Marce said...

I downloaded a SherlockH book on my Kindle, I must try it. This sounds exciting. Great adventure for sure.

Anonymous said...

I have been getting more into mysteries more and more and this sounds awesome.

also, I want to invite you to my Home for The Holidays Book Challenge since you are in the Christmas mood :-)

Maria @ A Blooming Spirit