Book Review | Sherlock Holmes & Einstein’s Daughter | Tim Symonds

Book Review | Sherlock Holmes & Einstein's Daughter | Tim SymondsNCFP Book Review – Sherlock Holmes and The Mystery of Einstein’s Daughter by Tim Symonds

I was sent this book to review by the author and because it was a genre I often read decided to give it a go. I’m a bit selective when it comes to reading and often abandon books that don’t interest me, or skip through to confirm my first impression to give up and move onto another book rather than complete it.

In the case of Sherlock Holmes and The Mystery of Einstein’s Daughter this was not the case. It was slow to start but this was compensated for by the intricate period detail included. It is a short but enjoyable book, in my opinion more suited to a volume containing three stories of similar length. The paper version is therefore, again in my opinion, a bit expensive because of this brevity.

Without giving away too much of the plot, Sherlock Holmes and Watson are approached, about a third way through the book, to undertake a background check on Albert Einstein for a university position, shortly before he publishes his ground-breaking E=mc² equation. At first there seems to be no reason to suspect the physicist of anything untoward but as the investigative duo start to uncover Einstein’s past they discover a mystery concerning an illegitimate daughter from a relationship he’d been involved in.

The story does hold together, although at times with difficulty, so much so that I recommend it for those readers who love the detective genre, particularly Sherlock Holmes mysteries. It’s a 4/5 star book in my opinion.

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