My dad once said to me, "You give a lot of books three stars." I do.
Not the Sherlock Holmes pastiche for me. Not a huge fan of the premise of the story. Not a fan of this characterization of Sherlock Holmes.
The use of Oriental was unnecessary (just use Eastern if you must... I get the novel is set in the 1910s, but it was written in the 1990s) as was the casual mention of the protagonist dressing up as an Indian man for a prank (you can tell she's supposed to be Indian because she wore a turban... I literally have no idea why this was in the book... there's no explicit mention of brownface at least?).
The story isn't holding my interest, so I'm giving up on this one.