A New York Times choice for best summer reading mysteries.
“The dark, foreboding Devonshire moors form a perfect backdrop for this mesmerizing tale. Add King’s devilishly clever plot and eccentric characters, her ability to achieve a perfect balance between serious mystery and lighthearted humor, and the charm with which she develops the captivating relationship between Holmes and Russell, and the result is a superbly rich read that would please Doyle himself.”
“The real stars here are cranky real-life savant [Reverend Sabine] Baring-Gould (grandfather of Holmes “biographer” W.S.Baring-Gould) and the moor itself, evoked in fabulously atmospheric terms.”
—Kirkus, starred review