You can tell that Dan Amdriacco loves his subject and is a devote Sherlockian and treats Holmes and Watson with the respect they deserve.
The story is however nothing new and relies on many things we already find in the canon.
We have here a case mentioned in THOR and it being solved by Holmes in 1895. "Among those unfinished tales, " Dr. Watson writes, "is that of Mr. James Phiilmore, who, stepping back inot his own home to get his umbrella, was never more seen in this world."
The writing style is fine, and is very suited to a Holmes short story, but it lacks filling and any sense of the hunt.
The ending, although original, hardly seemed so, feeling more like it was taken from several other stories.
Without giving the ending away, it was hardly satisfying.
I will check out his other works because, like I said, he has a very good style of writing.
I read the ebook version.
I give it . . .