An Absolutely Fantastic Read. Yet another fantastic Sherlock Holmes work by Copland, and out of his books I’ve read so far, it’s my favorite. For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved anything and everything involving vampires and vampire lore. Combine that with gypsies, Sherlock Holmes, and Copland’s fantastic writing, and I’m sure to love it. The moment Copland made a reference to Dracula’s rising popularity after it had been published the year before, I was already more than sold on this plot line.
As with every novel I’ve read by Copland, his writing kept me hooked in the action from the first word to the very last word. When reading his novels, I always do my best to pick a suspect, and even when I’m 100% convinced that I’m right, there’s always some unexpected and fantastically placed plot twist that shows me otherwise. And that’s how reading mystery novels should be.
All in all, I absolutely adored this novel, especially when Sherlock was in disguise and all of the references that the novel made to vampire lore. The Adventure of the Spectred Bat was another amazing Copland novel, and I can’t wait to read more.
Erin – June 17