Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Reichenbach Problem {Review}

The Reichenbach Problem by Martin Allison Booth

ISBN 978-1-78264016-5

Kregel Publications (June 1, 2013), paperback, 368 pages

 

About the Book

Arthur Conan Doyle is on the run from his own fame. Taking a much-needed holiday, Doyle escapes to a picturesque village in Switzerland nestled beneath the imposing Reichenbach Falls. There he hopes to find anonymity, but even in this beautiful rural setting, peace eludes him when he finds himself immediately recognized and involved in the investigation of a mysterious death of a fellow traveler.

All too soon, Doyle s somewhat unwilling, gentle probing into the case causes the finger of suspicion to turn towards him. But can the creator of the famous detective actually do the sleuthing himself? As Doyle learns more and more about the famous character he penned, he finds he is less like Sherlock and more like his sidekick, Watson. Can the sidekick see enough of the picture to solve the case for once?

Sherlock Holmes has fascinated readers since he first burst into fiction, over one hundred years ago. In this novel, the first in a trilogy, we meet his author and discover the difficult relationship between them

My Thoughts

Imagine a book about Sherlock Holmes but not really. The Reichenbach Problem is really about Sir Author Conan Doyle and a mystery! Told from the point of view of Sir Author Conan Doyle himself! Needing a break from his popularity of the character he writes about Sherlock Holmes, Sir Author heads to Switzerland to seek out a vacation home for his family when one of his fans becomes shall we say, stuck like glue? Soon he finds himself in the middle of an investigation in the death of another traveler!

So much for blending in and getting a break! Sir Author Conan Doyle is right in the thick of everything!

I have really never read much Sherlock Holmes, but I plan to in the future! I must say that I found the story intriguing and full of mystery and I do like a good mystery! If you are looking for a mystery to curl up with on a cool fall evening. Grab your favorite throw, a cup of steaming hot tea and head for some adventure with Sir Author Conan Doyle!

disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Kregel in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.

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