Paul Gilbert has obviously spent a lot of time with his nose in the Holmes stories penned by the great Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This book demonstrates a profound understanding of the characters of Holmes and Watson, and an overt knowledge of the smallest details from their original exploits. The author has done well to adopt the language of the period, and has an uncanny ability to speak with the voice of Watson, which he does with great reverence. For those of us with a passion for Holmes, you'll recognise that these new stories are inspired by cases discussed by Holmes and Watson in the original tales, that were never fully explored by Doyle. The world's greatest detective has returned with renewed vigor, you won't be disappointed.