Rating: 5 out of 5

I’ve loved the Sherlock Holmes stories for a long time and the idea of an alternative view on them - that of the housekeeper and the maid - is delightful.

This isn’t the best written story ever but I enjoyed it and it proved to be easy engaging reading at a time when that was exactly what I needed. I’ve eagerly downloaded the next in the series.

An interesting observation was that every time Dr Watson spoke I heard Nigel Bruce’s voice. Mrs Hudson had hints of Una Stubbs’ voice. And there was no definitive Sherlock voice. So I’ve mixed up films and tv adaptions from different eras!

This was a recommendation from my hairdresser whose recommendations are usually to be trusted.

Originally posted to my Goodreads account