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By Anthony Horowitz

"Horowitz actually pulls off the fantastic phantasm that Arthur Conan Doyle left us one final tale."--San Diego Union Tribune

London, 1890. 221B Baker St. a very good paintings broker named Edmund Carstairs visits Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson to beg for his or her aid. he's being menaced by means of an odd guy in a flat cap - a sought after felony who turns out to have him the entire method from the USA. within the days that stick to, his house is robbed, his kinfolk is threatened. after which the 1st homicide takes place.

THE apartment OF SILK convey Sherlock Holmes again with the entire nuance, pacing, and nearly superhuman powers of research and deduction that made him the world's maximum detective, in a case depicting occasions too surprising, too sizeable to ever look in print....until now.

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Sooner than he had even taken breakfast, Holmes had despatched his card as much as Ravenshaw corridor, inquiring for an viewers, and the answer got here quickly adequate. the recent Lord Ravenshaw had a few enterprise to keep up, yet will be happy to work out us at ten o’clock. We have been there because the neighborhood church struck the hour, jogging up the driveway to a good-looking Elizabethan manor condo outfitted of Cotswold stone and surrounded by way of lawns that glinted with the morning frost. Our buddy, the raven with keys, seemed within the stonework beside the most gate and back within the lintel above front door. We had come taking walks, a quick and delightful stroll from our hotel, yet as we approached we spotted that there has been a carriage parked outdoors, and by surprise a guy got here hurrying out of the home, climbed into it and swung the door close at the back of him. The coachman whipped at the horses and a second later he used to be long past, damn previous us at the force. yet I had already acknowledged him. ‘Holmes,’ I acknowledged. ‘I understand that guy! ’ ‘Indeed so, Watson. It used to be Mr Tobias Finch, used to be it no longer? The senior associate within the photo gallery Carstairs and Finch of Albemarle road. a really singular twist of fate, do you now not imagine? ’ ‘It definitely turns out very unusual. ’ ‘We should still possibly broach the topic with a definite delicacy. If Lord Ravenshaw is discovering it essential to unload a few of his family’s heirlooms—’ ‘He should be procuring. ’ ‘That is additionally achieveable. ’ We rang the doorbell and have been admitted by way of a footman who led us throughout the corridor and right into a drawing room of actually baronial proportions. The partitions have been in part wood-panelled with family members photographs putting above, and a ceiling so excessive that no customer may dare increase his voice for worry of the echo. The home windows have been mullioned and appeared out onto a rose backyard with a deer park past. a few chairs and sofas were prepared round a major stone fire – there has been the raven once more, carved into the lintel – with eco-friendly logs crackling within the flames. Lord Ravenshaw was once status there, warming his palms. My first effect used to be no longer solely beneficial. He had silver hair, combed again, and a ruddy, unattractive face. His eyes protruded really conspicuously and it struck me that this may be because of a few abnormality of the thyroid gland. He used to be donning a driving coat and leather-based boots and carried a crop tucked less than his arm. Even sooner than we had brought ourselves, he appeared impatient and willing to be on his manner. ‘Mr Sherlock Holmes,’ he acknowledged. ‘Yes, sure. i believe i've got heard of you. A detective? i can't think any conditions during which what you are promoting could hook up with mine. ’ ‘I have whatever that i feel may perhaps belong to you, Lord Ravenshaw. ’ We had now not been invited to take a seat. Holmes took out the watch and carried it over to the grasp of the property. Ravenshaw took it. For a second he weighed it in his hand, as though doubtful it was once even his. Slowly, it dawned on him that he acknowledged it. He questioned how Holmes had chanced on it. still, he used to be happy to have it again. He spoke now not a be aware yet these kind of feelings handed throughout his face or even i discovered them effortless to learn.

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