The Crimes of Dr. Watson is an engaging and ultimately fun book to read.
When you see this book for the first time, you just want to admire it. This is a gorgeous
book that has to be one of the best looking books that I have seen in a long time. It does something that most books fail to do it demands to be handled. You immediately flip through it just to see everything from the beautiful illustrations to the inserts to the clues. The sealed solution even taunts you a bit from the back. Quirk books just did as fantastic job.
For readers already familiar with Duane Swierczynski's other books the first thing that becomes readily apparent is the difference in writing style and tone. Swierczynski is very adept at adopting the voice and writing style of Dr. Watson as well as the tone of the time. I was impressed overall and think that The Crimes of Dr Watson really shows the range of his writing ability in a new light. (more)