I really wanted to enjoy this book. Being an avide fan of Sherlock for many years I would love to see his legacy live on. However, this is not the work. I liked the concept. But somehow an arrogant teen girl takes on and surpasses Sherlock. Watson is a nice bumbling idiot (more the portrayal of some movies than in the book). The book read like a feminist taking on Sherlock and winning. I didn't get the warmth of the relationship though the words tried to bring them. There were adventures but mainly to bring out the wonder and uniqueness off the young lady rather than a walk as an apprentice Sherlock. They are equals far too quickly. So I did not even finish...odd for me...
This is my third book by McCullough and each one has been wonderful. Though not classics, his historical books provide an exceptional look at history while understanding the people and times. He has an excellent ability to weave historical details, character analysis, and politics in an entertaining and enjoyable manner. I finished listening to the book feeling as though I had been an eye witness and enjoyed every minute of the journey. Nice audible version, Hermann does a great job.
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