- Author Anthony Horowitz
I’ve not enjoyed the Sherlock Holmes stories that barely feature the man himself, so I was trepidatious about reading this one. However, thankfully, it is still a fascinating book, particularly as Mr Jones was essentially training himself up to be as astute as Holmes, so we still got some of those baffling deductions to enjoy.
The story takes place immediately after The Final Problem, where the world is missing both Holmes and Moriarty, and thus a new threat has moved into London and is taking over. Jones and our narrator join forces to try and figure out who is behind all the new trouble, and as you might imagine, there are plenty of twists along the way.
I enjoyed reading it, particularly towards the end when the story really started to pick up pace. It has the feel of a traditional Holmes story, though, with plenty of misdirection and explanations given only after the fact. Good work.