Heh, guess the whole "truth is stranger than fiction" idea is even older than one might think, although granted it loses a little punch when the "truth" here is actually fiction...
Holmes just loves all sorts of tobacco products, doesn't he? Combine these with his cocaine habit and generally unhealthy lifestyle...
We also get to see Mary Sutherland, whose name was dropped in the previous story, oddly enough.
I don't actually have as much to say about this one, except that it's not quite as subtle as some of the stories. Maybe a bit straightforward and anticlimactic, when I think about it.
The main thing though is that this is one where Holmes pisses me off at the end. I mean, yeah, it's all well and good that he's ready to smack the guy a few for his horrible treatment of his stepdaughter, and it's nice to (mentally) see him run out the door in fear, but then Holmes just decides to sit back and not even tell his client the truth? WTF, dude?
Not to mention that one would really really like to see karma come around and bite the mother in the ass for this, since the stepfather is bad enough, but the mother, doing this to her own daughter? Blah.
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