Do you think that you need to have read the original Sherlock Holmes novels to enjoy The House of Silk?
Among many other things Anthony Horowitz writes TV dramas – do you think that this shows in the pace and plotting of the novel?
Sherlock Holmes is a complex character and has been portrayed many times in films and on TV – discuss how Anthony Horowitz brings something new to the character.
The centre of all Sherlock Holmes stories is the relationship between Holmes and Watson. Discuss that relationship in the novel.
Examine the role of Watson as narrator of events.