My husband and I are Sherlock Holmes fans.We have read many of the Conan Doyle books. Anthony Horowitz has done an excellent job of recapturing the author's voice. Beyond that, he took us into the world of Holmes and Watson from a modern sensibility. Like Charles Dickens, he had a particular interest in the lives of the poor and the injustice of British society of the time. Combine that with an engrossing mystery – actually several mysteries – and you have hours of cozy by the fire winter reading.This one was a Christmas gift for my husband I thoroughly enjoyed as well.