Tuesday, October 15, 2013

devil's grin review

"Devil's Grin" by Annelie Windeberg is a new series with Sherlock Holmes as one of the stars. Dr. Anton Kronberg is the best bacteriologist in Europe, of course, there are only three. The age of bacterial diseases is in full force in 19 century London and Kronberg is investigating. The damage of these disease causes more death than murder is capable, however when you put the two together, then you really have something. Kronberg meets Sherlock Holmes at the death scene of an unnamed man who appears to have died of cholera and then placed in the water supply. The mystery leads to something much bigger, maybe even world wide. I have never read the original Holmes books, so I can't really compare, but this is a pretty good book. It is a quick read, very easy to follow. The bacterial investigation is fascinating. We are so lucky to live in a time of vaccinations. I don't know how factual it is, but if it is historically accurate, it is incredibly interesting. I received this book from www.librarything.com

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