This latest in the Daughter of Sherlock Holmes series is a fast paced, London fog filled whodunnit I enjoyed it immensely Sherlock is dead, but Watson, his son, and Holmes daughter Joanna are carrying on the tradition It is November 1915, and the Germans have abducted one of Britains pre eminent code breakers Its a race to find him before he is broken , and the traitors in the British Government need to be sniffed out in the process I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Leonard Goldberg gives us a fantastic Sherlock Holmes story without having Sherlock Holmes as the main character Sherlock has passed on, but his daughter, Joanna, continues his sleuthing ways in the same tradition as her father.
She has the help of Dr Watson, but evenhelp from Watson s son, whom she spends a great deal of time with.
In this installment we find ourselves in WW1 and have the disappearance of a man who is one of the most brilliant of men in England Alistair Ainsworth is the top cryptologist the English have and he with three other people is decoding all of the German communiques But we have a problem.
The German s have captured him He is still in England, but if not found before they can break him the war effort may well be lost.
Joanna has an exceptional mind and is able to decipher even the smal This book opens in November 1915 in London a year before WWI ends There are three people, two men and a woman, sheltered from a raging storm outside when a man comes calling at 221B Baker Street to report that a man has been kidnapped and his life is in danger The kidnapped man, it turns out, is a highly place cryptologist for the government and is in possession of many state secrets that must remain secret The three people to whom the man has told this kidnapping story, Joanna, daughter of Sherlock Holmes, Dr Watson himself, and Dr Watson s son, husband of Joanna, agree to take the case, and the game is, as they say, afoot.
The book is told from the point of view of Dr Watson s son, whose name we never learn It takes a while for the author to reveal the identity of the woman who has a voice in the early pages of
The Disappearance of Alistair AinsworthA Daughter of Sherlock Holmes Mystery Book 3Leonard GoldbergMinotaur books, Jun 2019314 pages, ebook, hardcover, Audiobook, Audio CDHistorical Mystery eARC from NetGalleyThe cover is lovely and shows Ms Holmes looking just as unconcerned as her illustrious father as she gathers blooms for a bouquet of roses and lilies in a busy marketplace.
The story was interesting as Joanna and the Watsons put together bits and pieces of clues to figure out where the missing cryptographer is being held and what condition he is in They seem to be able to use the smallest bits of evidence to tell that the missing Englishman is keeping his secrets and holding up to torture well and possibly where he will be moved to next It s not the newspaper that is left behind, but some little fact about the condition of it or such that tells them this Then there is the infor 2019 bk 242 An enjoyable 3rd entry in the tales of the daughter with a little of the grandson thrown in of Sherlock Holmes as told through the eyes of her husband, Dr Watson, the son of The Dr Watson A physician rings the doorbell of 221 Baker St late one evening with a harrowing tale of his adventure which leads to the uncovering of the disappearance of Alistair Ainsworth cryptography for the naval intelligence during the early years of WWI An enjoyable mystery although I knew who did it about half way through In this book, Johnny grandson has decided that Eton has taught him enough and that he should stay at home, his mother hire a tutor, and he can help his mother uncover mysteries I thoroughly enjoy the scenes where is mother slowly brings him to the understanding that yes, he should stay in school A fun read.
If you love a good old fashioned detective mystery, you will love The Disappearance of Alistair Ainsworth Filled with secret codes, spies, deception, and some surprising twists, this story gives the readers a case worthy of the great Sherlock himself.
I received an ebook review copy of this book through NetGalley All opinions expressed in this review are my own.
↠´ The Disappearance of Alistair Ainsworth (The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes Mysteries #3) ↠´ Been reading this series from the beginning I just love Sherlock Holmes mysteries and this one has his daughter Joanna and her son who are mirror images of Sherlock The prose is exactly how it should be written Goldberg does a great job Alistair Ainsworth has been kidnapped by German Spies and must be found These books also have a double scoop of Watson A copy of this book was provided by St Martin s press via Netgalley with no requirements for a review Comments here are my honest opinion ELEMENTARY at it s best The Third Book Of This Critically Acclaimed Series, Sherlock Holmes Daughter Faces A New Unsolvable Mystery With Spies And A Threat To The Crown Joanna And The Watsons Receive An Unexpected Visitor To B Baker Street During A Nocturnal Storm A Rain Drenched Dr Alexander Verner Arrives With A Most Harrowing TaleVerner Has Just Returned From An Unsettling Trip To See A Patient Who He Believes Is Being Held Against His Will Trailer å The Disappearance of Alistair Ainsworth (The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes Mysteries #3) PDF by Ñ Leonard Goldberg Joanna Quickly Realizes That Verner S Patient Is A High Ranking Englishman Who The Germans Have Taken Captive To Pry Vital Information About England S Military Strategies For The Great War The Man Is Revealed To Be Alistair Ainsworth, A Cryptographer Involved In The Highest Level Of National SecurityThe Police Are Frantic To Find Ainsworth Before The Germans Can Use Him To Decode All Of England S Undeciphered Messages Ainsworth Must Be Found At All Costs And Joanna And The Watsons Might Be The Only Ones Who Can Connect The Clues To Find Him USA Today Bestselling Author Leonard Goldberg Returns With Another Puzzling Case For The Daughter Of Sherlock Holmes To Unravel In This Exciting Mystery Sure To Be Enjoyed By Fans Of Sherlock Holmes Not sure if I just wasn t in the mode for a book like this but I just wasnt feeling this one It was fine Joanna Blalock returns in the third and final installment of the Daughter of Sherlock Holmes trilogy to solve her most challenging and arguably most important mystery yet A physician colleague of her father in law, the one and only Watson, has just made a most disturbing house call After being taken to an undisclosed location to evaluate a man with abdominal pain, he has become convinced that his patient is actually a prisoner In The Disappearance of Alistair Ainsworth, Joanna must not only figure out who was kidnapped, but why, how, and where It is only when armed with all this knowledge that she can put together the pieces of a puzzle that, if unsolved, threatens to compromise Britain s position in The Great War Alistair Ainsworth is a top cryptographer in the British government He has been kidnapped by the Germans because of h