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Disappointing compared with its predecessors
on 27 August 2015
Here we have very young Mary (c 21/22) married to Sherlock in his 60s. An apparently contented and cerebral marriage but, maybe, with a touch of weariness, or mixed feelings on Holmes' part in relation this latest case involving an apparently ancient letter and many confusing messages. Why they have to be quite so confusing and obscure in some instances as the case unfolded was lost on me. Sure...the style is engaging and feels authentic for its time. BUT...here is a character that 'tells the story' (supposedly) of academic integrity and just blows it. I shall not spell it out here, as, in the event you love this book, it would spoil it for you. But it just did not ring true for me. Sorry. Laurier King. I think you lost sight of your guiding star here, for me.