A Most Diabolical Plot

A Most Diabolical Plot

(3 customer reviews)


Tim Symonds is back with his book of short stories, A Most Diabolical Plot’

A Collection of six of the most intriguing cases ever to challenge Europe’s famous Consulting Detective and his faithful biographer Dr. John H. Watson,  from the spooky ‘The Ghost Of Dorset House’ to ‘The Captain In The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment’, a story of a promising Undergraduate who went wrong.

The six stories in the collection are –

  1. The Ghost of Dorset House
  2. The Captain in the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment
  3. A Most Diabolical Plot
  4. The Pegasus Affair
  5. Die Weisse Frau
  6. The Mystery of the Missing Artefacts

Where to buy

A Most Diabolical Plot is available from all good bookstores including in the UK Amazon UK, Waterstones and WHSmiths and in the USA Amazon US, Barnes and Noble and for everywhere else Book Depository who offer free worldwide delivery. Also available in ebook format Kindle, Nook, iPad and Kobo.

If you would like a signed copy of the book from Tim Symonds at a special price of £6, please add the book to the shopping cart and Tim will personally send you out a copy. FREE Postage and Packaging in the UK (Please contact Tim Symonds for shipping costs if you are outside of the UK.)

Author: Tim Symonds
Product ID: 2455

3 reviews for A Most Diabolical Plot

  1. developer

    Very good. Tim Symonds perfectly captures the world and essence of Sherlock Holmes in these new stories that will satisfy any fan. Much like today, Sherlock Holmes lived in an age of new scientific discoveries and technology. But the greatest “machine” in the world remains the human brain and Sherlock’s brain has always been a wonder to behold!

    Goodreads Winner

  2. stu

    A Most Diabolical Plot, by Tim Symonds, is a modern addition to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s infamous Sherlock Holmes series which feels as authentic as the original. The authors of this intriguing collection do very well in telling new stories while remaining true to Conan Doyle’s style and approach – not an easy thing to do. A Most Diabolical Plot is a collection of six stories featuring both new and classic themes, as well as characters that fans of the genre are sure to fall in love with. Each of the stories is unique and each story feels fresh as the reader progresses through the adventures.
    Literary Titan

  3. Kat Kennedy

    “Not ‘til the Last Day, when the bugle blows for me, shall I forget the most diabolical attempt ever made on my friend Sherlock Holmes’s life.”

    This well-written and entertaining collection of six short stories centered around the ever-popular Sherlock Holmes and faithful Dr. Watson is filled with the intrigue fans of the fictional detective have long enjoyed. Three stories are case studies recorded by Watson after Holmes retires to keep bees in Sussex. The other three begin with the early prison release for good behavior of Holmes’ old nemesis, Colonel Sebastian Moran. His good behavior is short-lived, and soon Holmes and Watson are fast on Moran’s trail in the first offering (from which the book takes its name). Most of the other stories follow the standard formula of a Sherlock Holmes’ mystery with an unsolved crime and Holmes’ deductive reasoning on full display. The one exception, though perhaps slight, is “Die Weisse Frau” (The White Lady). This story centers around a German spy during World War I, and though Holmes unravels a mystery, the story is more centered on espionage.

    Fans of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic sleuth will appreciate Symonds’ detail in the narrative. In keeping true to the cadence of Doyle’s voice, the reader is afforded the pleasure of forgetting the author isn’t the creator of Holmes but the vessel through which the protagonist continues to live and entertain fans over one hundred years after he first appeared in print. Certainly, this is a tall order for any author, especially with such a well-loved character. Symonds, however, writes as if channeling Doyle. One can almost smell the tobacco smoke as it curls from Holmes’ black clay pipe.

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