I always liked the stories of Holmes;but, I found this one lacking. The last 1/3rd of the book was great. The first 2/3rds wasted a lot of time going over what people wore, what Justice Hall looked liked, etc, etc. I don't need to know what kind of marble the atrium was made of and Russell not having proper attire for the country, etc. I know with an unabridged book, I should expect some lengthy yada-yada;but, this was alittle much.