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Friday, 31 January 2014

The Mystery of Einstein's Daughter.

Author, Tim Symond's third Sherlockian outing is 'Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Einstein's Daughter'. It is, as you my have come to expect from this author, rich in historical detail...the result of meticulous research. Be assured then that if Mr Symonds states something as a fact, then it is indeed a fact. the story kicks off with a money-making venture by Watson who for financial gain wishes to photograph at the Reichenbach Falls, an added complication is a certain Colonel Sebastian Moran
who is still hankering after revenge and has to be thrown off the scent before any Swiss trip can take place. This having been done, although disguises have been adopted (Watson's as a sea-captain falls at the first hurdle in a flash of humour), our intrepid pair set off for Switzerland. While there, Holmes is asked to look at the early life of Albert Einstein with regard to skeletons in the cupboard, particularly with reference to Einstein's daughter, Lieserl. Who was she? What happened to her? Holmes's investigations takes them from Switzerand to Serbia to a solution which is good an explanation of what happened to Einstein's daughter as any I have seen before. The wealth of detail complement the story not overwhelm it. Mr Symonds has a masterly eye for detail which fortunately is never allowed to slow down or deviate the reader from the plot. Holmes and Watson are canonical, but still have foibles that Mr Symonds has allocated them which gives them depth as characters. The novel zips along imbued with the author's care, spirit and love for his characters. It works as history, it works as fiction of the highest order. In short, it is highly recommended.

Sherlock Holmes and The Mystery of Einstein’s Daughter is available from all good bookstores including   Amazon USAAmazon UKWaterstones UKWatson’s Lounge and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository . In ebook format it is in Kobo,  Apple iBooks(iPad/iPhone).

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