on 12 June 1996
Add another point if you're a Sherlockian, two if you're a
fan of Irene. Irene Adler, "the woman" to Sherlock Holmes,
is the heroine of this tale, which
is written as if narrated by her friend Penelope. A fun romp
through 19th-century Europe, involving Irene's erstwhile
suitor, the King of Bohemia, and a dastardly Russian plot.
Mr. Holmes and Dr. Watson have a few cameos, including one
great one at the end that made the book for me.
criticism is that it's a little heavy-handed on the name-
dropping side; Irene is acquainted with scads of famous
historical personages. This actually makes it harder to
suspend disbelief and accept that both Holmes and Irene were
historical personages, as the book attempts to convey.
Well worth reading, more than once for some.
Other books in the series (in order; this is the fourth):
Good Night, Mr. Holmes;
Good Morning, Irene;
Irene At Large