"An interesting read, but easily forgettable after you put it down. Most of the more salacious bits were covered by mainstream media after the release of the book, so other than those, the book basically retreads much of what we already know."
"A fascinating and entertaining read that is seems much more conversational in tone than most books (to be fair, the information for the book was gathered, through stories passed orally). Highly recommended."
"While the quality of the writing and pacing is still top notch, the plot in this book relied much too heavily on coincidences and outlandish circumstances, and therefore really took away from the impact of the book."
"Another entertaining book, but it doesn't have the depth of books from someone like Michael Connelly. Many of the plot twists were easily recognizable, but there were so many that it seemed like a bit much at the end."
"Part One of this book of previously published articles was a fantastic read, especially the stories of The Chameleon and The Strange Death Of A Sherlock Holmes Fanatic. Unfortunately, I found that the remainder of the book was a letdown, with less interesting articles that I found uninteresting."
"After enjoying the first two books of Robert Crais' Elvis Cole series, this standalone novel was a huge letdown. I found the characters acted irrationally, and there was no one to root for. Definitely a disappointment."
"Similar to The Devil and Sherlock Holmes above, this is a collection of previously published articles that were pulled together for a book. As a whole, the book just doesn't come up to the high level of writing that the earlier works did."
"Too long and an unsatisfying conclusion, this book would have been much better if an editor cut it down by 20% (something easy to do due to the large number of red herrings). Even with these faults in mind, I really enjoyed it."
"The plot itself is similar to what you would see on any number of police procedural shows that you see on TV, but this book as a whole was enjoyable, and was actually an improvement over the last couple novels of the series."