My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Whenever I’m travelling, I try to read a fiction book set in the place I’m visiting. This summer when I travelled to England for the second time, I brought this book. I didn’t know this little Arthur Conan Doyle trivia piece until a few days before we left Canada but…. http://www.historytoday.com/richard-c… it turns out Doyle was inspired by the story while on vacation in Cromer, Norfolk which is just about exactly the spot where we spent our summer vacation this year. However, the story itself takes place in Dartmoor, much further away. Next time, we’ll visit Dartmoor. Sometimes it takes awhile to get into a book that was written in another place and time, but not so with this book. Perhaps I have the advantage of being hooked on the BBC’s series “Sherlock” this year but I found this book very readable and even hard to put down. I would recommend it to anyone who likes a good mystery.