" Let me start by saying that I made the mistake of watching every single episode of BBC' s "Sherlock" before reading this book. I thought the very first episode would ruin everything for me. However, once I started reading, I was surprised to find that the book and the show had parallel, but different plots all at the same time. I was already looking for the cab driver before the mystery even started. I was convinced, about halfway through that the book had run out of surprises for me. Although , as I entered into the second part of the book, it was a completely different story... or so it seemed. No less enjoyable than the first, but different. At first I was a little upset and wanted to hear more from Holmes and Watson. As the story went on, I started to recognize names and it suddenly all made since. As they say, "knowing is half the battle." Once I started to understand the direction of the story, it became more enjoyable and entertaining. Of course this book is an introduction, more than anything, of our dear Sherlock' s abilities and of the growing relationship between him and Watson. I recently began the second book, and I can see right away that it picks up right where we left off. I am enjoying the second one more and hope to continue to enjoy the series and see the friendship grow between the two. "
— Abby, 12/24/2013