Friday, October 18, 2013

The Reichenbach Problem - Kregel Book Review

The Reichenbach Problem
Martin Allison Booth, 2013
Lion Hudson plc
Wilkinson House, Jordan Hill Road
Oxford OX2 8DR, England
www.lionhudsoncom/fiction
ISBN 978  1 78264 016 5

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This book is the first in a trilogy with an interesting twist on the Sherlock Holmes theme.  The story is about Conan Doyle, writer and creator of Sherlock Holmes, trying to run away from his fame.  He goes to a village in Switzerland by Reichenbach Falls in an attempt to be anonymous and ponder his career. A tourist ends up dying while he is there, and he is suspected of being the guilty party.  Meanwhile, a character named Holloway acts as if he is Sherlock Holmes and also points a finger at Doyle.

I'll not tell you how the story comes out.  You'll have to read it yourself.  I can tell you that I had a hard time getting into this story.  It was o.k., but it honestly wasn't something I would pass on to anyone.  The characters were fine as well, but I had a hard time finishing this book.  The plot is an interesting idea, but I didn't care for the book itself.

I received this book free from Kregel to provide a review.  I was not obligated to provide a positive review.




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