Monday, October 14, 2013

The Reichenbach Problem Book Review

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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. (Goodreads)

My Review
I was excited about this book, who doesn't love Sherlock Holmes? The start of the book had me engrossed for the first few chapters, then it took a nose dive for me. This was a difficult book to finish, it would drag on and on, there would be a funny part, then drag on. I think the main idea for the story is great, I think it could have been written in a different more upbeat way.
I can't recommend this book, though I wish I could. The cover is wonderful, I just wish I could have gotten into the story. 

"I received this book from Kregel for free in exchange for an honest review."

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