The Disappearance of Alastair Ainsworth

The Disappearance of Alastair Ainsworth

Book - 2019 | First edition
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Dr. Alexander Verner has just returned from an unsettling trip to see a patient who he believes is being held against his will. Joanna quickly realizes that Verner's patient is Alistair Ainsworth, a high-ranking cryptographer who the Germans have taken captive to pry vital information about England's military strategies for the Great War. 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. -- Adapted from jacket flap
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2019
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250101082
1250101085
9781250621887
1250621887
Branch Call Number: Mystery GOLDBERG,L
Characteristics: 306 pages ; 22 cm

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savtadina
Jun 14, 2019

I'm really enjoying this series, where Sherlock Holmes' daughter Joanna is the protagonist. She has a mind like her father's but has a bit of a feminine touch and her son seems to be developing a similar kind of analytic mind.

There are a lot of references to Sherlock Holmes. Joanna meets Dr. Watson and his son, also Dr. Watson (a pathologist), and they get married and all are involved in the complicated cases they help solve. I highly recommend this series and how that the author keeps on writing more books in this series.

In some ways I like the series more than Laurie King's Holmes' books because there is less violence and a lot more thought and analysis.

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