Sherlock Holmes And The Mystery Of Einstein's Daughter

Sherlock Holmes And The Mystery Of Einstein's Daughter

By: Tim Symonds
Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense


DESCRIPTION: The Dean of a Swiss university persuades Sherlock Holmes to investigate the background of a would-be lecturer. To Dr. Watson it seems a very humdrum commission - but who is the mysterious 'Lieserl'? How does her existence threaten the ambitions of the technical assistant level III in Room 86 at the Federal Patents Office in Berne by the name of Albert Einstein? The assignment plunges Holmes and Watson into unfathomable Serbia to solve one of the intractable mysteries of the 20th Century. In Tim Symonds' previous detective novels, Sherlock Holmes and the Dead Boer At Scotney Castle and Sherlock Holmes And The Case Of The Bulgarian Codex the author based pivotal historic facts and a principal character on real life. So too in this new mystery.

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REVIEWS:

Legend
Rating: 5.0
This is the second book I've read by Tim Symonds. He is a Sherlock Holmes enthusiast who writes new Sherlock mysteries using the same characterizations and writing style as the originals written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The first novel I read by him, Sherlock Holmes and the Nine-Dragon Sigil, was absolutely perfect as far as Holmes and Watson recreation goes, and it is the same with this one.
The mystery is written in Dr. Watson's journalistic writing style. (It's an interactive blog-like writing style that is true to the original.) Instead of China, we are taken to Serbia where Holmes and Watson are asked to investigate a female to-be lecturer for their institution. The story takes a few surprising turns that kept me turning the pages! Like most Holmes stories the ending is unexpected and unpredictable and not at all how one would originally expect a story like this to go.
As a Sherlock writer and enthusiast, myself, I must say this is a professional piece that will make other enthusiasts very very happy.
I must confess I lean a little more toward the nine-dragon sigil, but that's largely due to the setting, which I absolutely fell in love with. Still, this is great and a must-read for those looking for writing similar to that of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle!

I volunteered to read and review an eARC of this novel. This has in no way affected the honesty of my review.

Mary Beth
Rating: 5.0
I'm actually very surprised by this book's rating! I mean, I read "Sherlock Holmes And The Nine Dragon Sigil" and I thought they were just as good, if not this one perhaps a little more up my alley since it wasn't quite as overwhelming.
As one might imagine base off of the title, this book is about Einstein's daughter. Secret daughter to be exact!
When Sherlock and Watson are asked to look into a new professor, they're perplexed. Why bother? And why pay the great Sherlock Holmes to do such a trivial task?
As it turns out, this mystery isn't as easy to uncover as they originally predicted.
This simple commission grows into an all out scandal worthy of the detective's time and deductive prowess. Very fun and entertaining read! I very much enjoyed the set up for this mystery and found it easy to follow along.
Like Tim Symond's other work, the characters are true to the original, as is the writing style.
Some words I've never so much as heard of before but I found the slight challenge pleasing. I really felt I learned a thing or two from reading this.

If you're looking for an exciting Sherlock mystery, look no further!

Mia
Rating: 5.0
This is a very interesting and unexpected mystery. I've always found the Sherlock novels tend to take unexpected turns and this work by Tim Symonds is no exception. As usual, Mr. Symonds has perfectly duplicated the writing style and characters of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic Holmes novels and short stories.
Holmes and Watson travel to Serbia to look into a new lecturer. They know there has to be something more to this mystery as it's an unusual task, but the reader does not learn why until the story has started to progress. No spoilers! But yes, Einstein's daughter is involved with the story- it's not just a title!
This is a very unique, unexpected mystery that I was pleased to read about. It's fun and it's different, which helps it to stand out against the many other mysteries I've read in my time.
The mystery of Einstein's daughter is a historical fiction piece of work that's written in the style one would usually see in that actual time period. As far as the setting goes, it's very visual. As a reader I could "see" that it was Serbia and not my home town.
All in all this is a new and exciting mystery for our favorite investigative team to tackle!

Justin
Rating: 4.5
I had the opportunity to read this book for my book club, as well as this author's novel "Sherlock Holmes and the Nine-Dragon Sigil". It's an excellent use of traditional mystery written in a style very similar to that of the actual early 1900s. Although it's English mystery, the novel spends most of it's time in Serbia. This introduces a rather different setting to such a genre. This difference adds to the intrigue of the novel, making it that much more captivating.
I realize I must sound rather biased since I'm raving like a rabid One Direction fan, but I pledge my honesty in this review. I read this novel immediately after the first one and only now have the opportunity to share my opinion on them.
The writing style is, dare I say, seductive. The words roll off the metaphoric, internal tongue. (Much like the effect of a foreigner's accent.)
For readers similar to me, these types of mysteries are exciting and hard to put down.

Sam
Rating: 4.5
Again, Sherlock and Watson are moved to another location to solve a mystery of which only this duo could possibly uncover. It's in Serbia, where Sherlock and Watson must investigate a new lecturer and find out just why, exactly, they've been commissioned for such an odd and remedial task.
This is not the first book I have read by Tim Symonds.
He has managed to recreate the original Holmes and Watson characters in his stories, which makes his work a go-to for fans of the original Sherlock Holmes mysteries.
No, they are not Benedict Cumberbatch or Martin Freeman or Robert Downey- you get the point. These are authentic old English stories and characters designed to fool the reader into thinking you are reading an original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle novel.
That said, some of Doyle's work could get a little rambunctious with creativity, and so does the mystery of Einstein's daughter. It's an odd, engaging little mystery that makes this novel a fast read.

Jess
Rating: 4.0
Not as exciting as the first Tim Symonds I read, but definitely a solid mystery. What this novel lacks in color it makes up in cool intellect. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson return from their "graves" (This isn't a zombie book!! I mean they return from the original pages written by the infamous Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.) to tackle yet another strange and unorthodox mystery.
Even to Sherlock and Dr. Watson this challenge is an odd one.
It doesn't involve a murder or a scandal (at least not at first glance) but instead work typically dished out to spies or the "average" P.I.
Now, as you can see, this is not the average task for Sherlock the Great. However, he takes the case and unravels what no one else could with relative ease.
Very interesting mystery novel. And just like before Tim has written Sherlock and Dr. Watson exactly as they should be/were in the original.
I'll always recommend Tim Symonds to any and all Sherlock Holmes fans.

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