A long flight seemed like a good reason to finally pop my Sherlock cherry. I'm happy to say the novella exceeded expectations, being accessible and entertaining, although I was a little surprised by the mid-novel swap to villain's back story.

There's little I can add to volumes on the subject, so suffice to say I enjoyed it and would consider reading others, although I'm unlikely to seek them out specially – I like a shot at guessing whodunnit, which is not the Holmesian formula.

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