Wow. My first Sherlock Holmes.... I wanted to love it, but.... blah.
First of all, holy notes, Batman! I'm one of those people who HAS to read all the notes. There were like 14 on the first page alone. Highly distracting. Plus some of them were really very superfluous.
Didn't love Watson as a narrator. Didn't love the "solve the mystery, then tell you the clues" style.
The 5 chapters of "mormon history" were possibly the most ridiculous caricature ever penned. Even some of the notes were ridiculous.
You know what.... it only gets 2 stars.
I will probably still end up reading more, but with lower expectations.
Counts for my book club and the Support Your Local Library Challenge.