Growing up, I loved reading the tales spun by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle about Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. The mystery and intrigue drew me in and was tempered only by my oscillating feelings of whether Holmes was a misunderstood genius or just an asshole with a knack for observation. When I saw this title on the train the other day, it reminded me of Sherlock Holmes. Many of Doyle’s short stories have similar titles.
Turns out I was playing right into the hands of the
evil Professor Moriarty author Mark Haddon, whose protagonist, an autistic teenager, actually loves the logical Sherlock Holmes and brings to mind he of the The Seven-Per-Cent Solution himself. So, good title there Mr. Haddon. With one glance you had me on 221B Baker Street.