It’s 1898. Kismet brings about a chance reunion at a London club between Dr. Watson and Colonel “Maiwand Mike” Fenlon, former military comrades from their Northwest Frontier days and the desperate Battle of Maiwand.
A week later an urgent cable seeking Sherlock Holmes’s help arrives from the Bailiwick of Guernsey, a British Crown Dependency 30 miles off the coast of Normandy. A retired high-ranking British Indian Army officer who commanded the troops at Maiwand has dropped dead. Colonel Fenlon is in a holding cell in island’s capital St. Peter Port awaiting trial for his murder.
Tim Symonds’ Sherlock Holmes and the Strange Death of Brigadier-General Delves. “The novelette in the first part of the book unfurls a mystery that can engage any devotee of the genre.
The voice of Holmes’ partner Dr. John Watson, an ex-army surgeon, is spot-on Victorian. The greatest pleasure is that when the tale ended I asked, Did Watson really not write this?”
Vincent G (Professor Vincent F. A. Golphin Author, educator, journalist)
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…