Tim Symonds Novels

Sherlock Holmes and The Sword Of Osman

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Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Einstein’s Daughter

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Sherlock Holmes and The Dead Boer at Scotney Castle

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Sherlock Holmes and the Bulgarian Codex

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Tim’s first collection of short stories will be published in January 2019 by MX Publishing, including –

The Mystery of the Missing Artefacts

A Most Diabolical Plot

The Officer in the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment

Die Weisse Frau

The Ghost of Dorset House

The Pegasus Affair

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The Mystery Of Einstein’s Daughter’ is the finest historical mystery novel I’ve read since Peter Ackroyd’s seminal ‘Hawksmoor’ which is itself easily one of the greatest works of British literature since the 1980s. Very few writers of fiction attend to historical detail with such care.

Mike Walker, Journalist

Latest Book

Sherlock Holmes and the Nine-dragon Sigil

Tim Symonds is back with his latest novel, Sherlock Holmes and the nine-dragon sigil

(’Sigil’  pronounced ‘sijil’ an occult sign considered to have magical powers)


It’s the year 1906. Rumours abound that a deadly plot is hatching – not in the fog-ridden back-alleys of London’s Limehouse district or the sinister Devon moors of the Hound of the Baskervilles but in faraway Peking. Holmes’s task – discover whether such a plot exists and if so, foil it.

China’s fate and the interests of Britain’s Empire in the Orient could be at stake.

Holmes and Watson take up the mission with their customary confidence – until they find they are no longer in the familiar landscapes of Edwardian England. Instead, they tumble into the Alice In Wonderland world of the Forbidden City in Peking.


Tim Symonds was born in London, England, and grew up in Somerset, Dorset and the Channel Island of Guernsey, off the coast of Normandy. After spending his late teens farming in the Kenya Highlands and driving bulldozers along the Zambezi River, he moved to California and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA with an honours degree in Political Science. Read More…


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