This was an okay read. Maybe its because I didn't read the earlier ones, but I had a really hard time getting invested in our heroine, Young Miss Holmes (owner of the most ridiculously Fanficcy name in the history of history). The mysteries themselves varied from the intricate and interesting to the nearly nonexistant and were fairly well plotted and paced. The maids in the house were a lot of fun. Overall I'm not disappointed that I read it, but there was nothing in this that made me want to go back and read the rest.