Author: Anthony Horowitz
Release date: October 23rd 2014
Dates read: December 22nd – 28th 2015
Book format: Hardback
Star rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis on Goodreads
Sherlock Holmes is dead.
Days after Holmes and his arch-enemy Moriarty fall to their doom at the Reichenbach Falls, Pinkerton agent Frederick Chase arrives in Europe from New York. The death of Moriarty has created a poisonous vacuum which has been swiftly filled by a fiendish new criminal mastermind who has risen to take his place.
Ably assisted by Inspector Athelney Jones of Scotland Yard, a devoted student of Holmes’s methods of investigation and deduction, Frederick Chase must forge a path through the darkest corners of the capital to shine light on this shadowy figure, a man much feared but seldom seen, a man determined to engulf London in a tide of murder and menace.
I love this book, just as much as the first The House of Silk. Once again Horowitz has amazed me with his writing that i, such as the first, couldn’t tell that i wasn’t reading from a Sir Arthur Conan Doyle story of the famous consulting detective.
This book is a treasure cove of crime, murder and shocking twists that kept me hooked, particularlly the ending which i won’t spoil 🙂 There was also a nice touch that Anthony Horowitz added after the ending of the book which i adore!
Horowitz has done a marvelous job with his Sherlock Holmes stories so far and i can’t wait to see what he pulls off next! This is definitely on my list of books that i look forward to reading all over again to discover the magic once more.