Sherlock Holmes and the Queen of Diamonds

Sherlock Holmes and the Queen of Diamonds - Steve Hayes, David Whitehead This is one of those books that I wanted to like more than I did. I didn't really feel that the author really captured the essence of Holmes and Watson, and the third person narration didn't help. Then there was the time frame issue, which really bugged me. Holmes and Watson met in 1881 and Jesse James, who makes an appearance, died in April of 1882, and yet Watson thinks at one point "in all the years he had known Holmes..." Really?