I truly did wonder if anyone could quite match Conan Doyle when writing a new Sherlock Holmes - so many have tried and failed, however this was fantastic. It was very true to Conan Doyle's style and character but still different enough for Horowitz to be true to himself as a writer. It was a great story with enough twists and turns (as one would expect from Sherlock Holmens) to keep you listening.
Derek Jacobi was an excellent choice as narrator, he has the perfect voice and accent for this story, injecting just enough difference for each character to keep it interesting without being overly theatrical.
Well done Horowitz, you've done an excellent job, I'm sure Conan Doyle would be proud and thrilled with how you have taken his character and 'run with it'. I look forward to many many more Sherlock Holmes stories from you.
I highly recommend this book.
I really enjoyed this one. Jo Nesbo is a great, suspenseful writer. Of course it's a little unbelievable, but still great escapism. I do miss Harry Hole though, however it's nice to have a new character who isn't as troubled as Harry, well at least not quite!
I came to Preston & Child through their Agent Pendergast series and have thoroughly enjoyed their books. Just don't take it all too seriously.
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