Monday, February 20, 2017

Sherlock Holmes and the Eisendorf Enigma by Larry Millett


Sherlock Holmes at 66 years old is depressed and diagnosed with emphysema. Sherlock goes to America to be diagnosed, and before he leaves he receives a note from the Monster of Munich, the killer that Sherlock tried to catch in 1892 in Munich. He follows the Monster to Eisendorf, a strange, gothic town that is slowly dying. It is here that the Monster toys with Sherlock, and Sherlock doubts himself in his age and health.

I hate to say it, but I did not really like Sherlock in this story. I did not connect with him at all and didn't care what happened to him. I felt even more disconnected towards the end of the book when Watson becomes the narrator. I struggled in finishing the book but pushed myself to the end just to be revealed the Monster. I remember thinking that I wanted to stop reading within 10% of the book. I was not pulled into the story and felt disconnected from all of the characters. I just kept wishing for it all to be over.

I rated this 2/5 stars.

I received this free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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