This is a fine addition to the tradition of top quality novel length fics in the fandom. A post-series 3 fix-it fic (always welcome in my book!), it has a proper old-school mystery, paired with some skeletons from Sherlock’s past and, rather unusually, a prominent OC who is fully fleshed-out. All in all, I love it and am delighted to see it has been turned into a series, because sometimes more really is more.
Author’s Summary for The Edinburgh Problem:
“A nice holiday, just a bit more…murdery. ” John said drily.
“Yes! The best kind of holiday!” Sherlock beamed. “So we won’t get bored!”
After he separates from Mary, John returns to Baker Street. Following a request for help from Sherlock’s cousin Violet, the detective and his blogger take a trip to Edinburgh. John discovers more about the Holmes family and Sherlock than he bargained for, but tries not to run screaming.
Word count: 230,000 and counting