This book came in on my hold list and so became the first book i started in 2012. I must have stuck it on the library list after seeing Sherlock 2 or at least reading a review...or maybe it was from Tor.com's Holmes for the Holidays coverage? Either way, Nicholas Meyer's The Seven-Per-cent Solution is a fun, fast Holmes read. Meyers explains "The Final Solution" was pure fiction from Watson to hide Holmes' recovery from a cocaine addiction. Watson tricks Holmes into going to Vienna, where they meet Sigmund Freud who treats Holmes' addiction. As he recovers, Holmes is drawn into a mystery when Freud is consulted regarding a strange patient who attempted suicide.
The writing is good and the characterizations believable with the Canon. The mystery wasn't particularly devious or tricky but I enjoyed it. Great chase scenes and interesting to watch Holmes deal with a city and country with which he is not intimately familiar. overall, a 5.