3.5 StarsThe book keeps you ticking all the time. At the start you don't seem to like the character of Sherlock Holmes. He seems to be too pretentious and so proud in his own abilities that he considers everyone around him as fools. But as the story moves forward and molds you start liking all the characters and simply can't stop yourself from getting into the groove. The first half is brilliantly written and it is at your mind always. The second half is rather dull and moves out of mystery totally.