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The novel is set in 1899 and is rich in detail of dress and manners of the period thus allowing Mr Revill to create full and believable characterisations. The Holmes character retains the analytical, problem solving mind of the original but the philosophical discussions central to the novel are as much 21st century as 19th: there is an interesting exploration of Holmes' sexuality, which makes it a thoroughly modern read.
It is an age of change and commercialisation, which is well researched by the author who has included a rich amount of detail lending the work a depth of historical realism. The scientific rationality of Holmes is juxtaposed with the superstitions of some… Read more