As Holmes pastiches go, this one isn't bad! I didn't love it, but I enjoyed it. I think I'll send it to my niece, because she might enjoy it more.
Estleman's characterizations of Holmes and Watson are faithful to the canon, if a little bit... fanfic-y at times. Like, using soooo many of their mannerisms and their phraseology and going to great lengths to describe their flat accurately and cram lots of canon characters into it. We don't gain any new understanding of Holmes or Watson... but that's not terrible. It was a fun book to read, right when I needed something fun and light, so I did enjoy it.
I find it weird, though, that the cover art inset of half Jekyll, half Hyde looks sooooooo much like Thomas Edison.
If This was a Movie, I Would Rate It: PG for violence and dangerous situations. No cussing or "adult" content.
This is my sixth book read and reviewed for the Mount TBR Reading Challenge.