What a fun novel! I don’t believe this is the first in the series, but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it.
Two unrelated mysteries confront the Holmes brothers. A serial killer on the loose in England piques the interest of Sherlock, while the disappearance of his friend (and secret unrequited love) Ai Lin, has been abducted and returned to China. The Queen seeks Mycroft’s assistance in stopping the serial killer, but his priority is to assist Ai Lin, even if it means losing her forever., which works exceptionally well with Sherlock’s desire to perfect his sleuthing skills.
Other great characters have string roles in the story as well. I can’t wait to get to know them better as I read the other books in this series.