I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.
This volume confused me. I couldn't see how the stuff with the Queen's secretarial officers fit in with the larger murder mystery portion of the volume. I was also dying to know what was really going on, because there was no way Sebastian(show spoiler)
Arthur, the young, unknown mystery writer, was clearly based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It wouldn't surprise me if Arthur-the-character was only vaguely like the real person, but I still enjoyed seeing a “real person” (one I actually recognized on my own!) pop up in the series.
Inside back cover extra: Black Chief.
(Original review posted on A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions.)