Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Reichenbach Problem by Martin Allison Booth (Review)

The Reichenbach Problem (Reichenbach Trilogy)

By Martin Allison Booth

(received in exchange for an honest review)


Genre- Fiction / Christian / Mystery

Published by- Lion Hudson

Copyrighted- 2013

Number of pages- 368

Age Group- Adult

Description of book- paperback, listed price- $14.99, ISBN 978-1-78264-016-5

Sherlock Holmes has gotten too popular and Conan Doyle is tired of all the attention he has been getting.  Doyle decides to go to Reichenbach Falls, Switzerland for some peace.  Unfortunately even there he is unable to find some peace.

Peter Brown, a tourist is murdered, and soon everyone thinks Doyle is the murderer.  Another hotel guest thinks that he is the embodiment of Holmes, and causes a lot of trouble.  The local priest says he will help him, but does he?

About the Author-

Martin Allison Booth is a parish priest and has been a fan of Conan Doyle for a long time.  He has a career in broadcasting, as a script writer, editor, producer, and commissioning executive for the BBC and ITV.

My thoughts-

I had a hard time becoming interested in The Reichenbach Problem, by Martin Allison Booth.  Once I got past the first couple of chapters though, I really began to enjoy the characters and story.

I thought it was creative to have Conan Doyle as a character and have him feel the need to solve the mysterious death of a fellow hotel guest.  I never would have thought to use Doyle as a detective, like his character, Sherlock Holmes.  It even made it more intriguing when another guest thought he was Holmes and pointed his finger at Doyle for the murder.

The descriptions of the area, characters, and dialogue made this book hard to put down.  My favorite characters were Doyle and Father Vernon.  I enjoyed reading their conversations about religion and God.  They learned a lot from each other.

I will definitely read the next one.  I can’t wait for it.  I recommend this one to all mystery lovers.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received The Reichenbach Problem by Martin Allison Booth for free from the Kregel Publications’ Blog Tour.  All links were current when posted.  I was not required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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