Anthony Horowitz has been a favourite author of mine from the Alex Rider days of my childhood, so when I found out that he had written a Sherlock Holmes novel I knew that I had to read it.
I therefore came to the novel with high expectations,
but I was not disappointed! Horowitz captures the essence of Conan
Doyle and remains true to the Sherlock Holmes canon, yet still manages
to put his own personal twist on it. The dual stranded plot is very
cleverly thought out, and whilst you soon get an idea of where the story
is going, it would take a mind as great as Holmes' to figure it out
before the big reveal.
The Guide to Writing Sherlock Holmes essay
included at the end of the novel is a nice touch and makes for very
interesting reading. A must-read for any fans of the great detective.
5/5 stars: I couldn't put this book down! I just hope that Horowitz can be persuaded to write more Sherlock Holmes books in the future!