I was wary of buying this book as I feared that the author couldn't match Conan Doyle's inventiveness of plot. However, I was wrong: it's an excelle..Show More »nt, intricate and satisfyingly complicated story that kept me gripped and eager to find out what happened next. Those of you who have read/listened to Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes books will take pleasure in the allusions to characters from the original series that are grafted into this homage to a master of detective fiction. The pleasure of this audio version is greatly enhanced by Derek Jacobi's lively narration and ability to mimic many different accents.
I love Horowitz! This is such fun and as good as any Sherlock Holmes. Completely unexpected twist... Also my pedant's ear, always on the lookout,..Show More » only spotted a couple of tiny anachronisms in the language, nothing that spoiled the narrative.