Ira resisted the urge to ask Vincente whether he might be able to help him solve a case one day. What if he was to say no? "I haven't read all the Sherlock Holmes stories," he said instead, "I'm going to, though. Dad's got them all. I was going to ask him if I could borrow the book, but then -"
"You wouldn't understand all the stories properly, anyway," Auden cut him off snippily. "And Mum wouldn't have let you read them. Holmes was an addict."