Though I am thoroughly enjoying going through the Sherlock Holmes-stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, this one gets only two stars because I could not set aside my views on racism and colonialism while reading it. The parts about India was so horrifying a read that I wanted to skip them. Englishmen outraged because the Indians rebelled against them - when it was the English who had invaded the country. It's groanworthy to think that such was the situation for much too long.
Otherwise, I still love the characters of Holmes and Watson, they are properly interesting and enjoyable to read. I think A Study in Scarlet was more interesting to read and created more emotion in me, but I'll happily continue reading the rest of the works even if this one wasn't up to par.