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Ninth Novel for Tim Symonds

Congratulations to Tim on his ninth book 'Sherlock Holmes and the Strange Death of Brigadier-General Delves'.

Tim Symonds (4545) has nearly completed his 9th Sherlock Holmes novel. This one is set in Simla and Hyderabad in 1911.  Dr Watson is asked to go to India to try to prevent a violent uprising against British Rule.  The centrepiece of the plot is a wonderful jewel known as the Ratnaraj Ruby in the possession of the 6th Nizam of Hyderabad. 

Tim was born in London, England, and grew up in Somerset, Dorset and Guernsey. 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.

He and his partner Lesley Abdela live in the High Weald of Sussex, where the events recounted in his first novel ‘Sherlock Holmes and The Dead Boer at Scotney Castle’ took place. Tim is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, the British Association of Victorian Studies, the Society of Authors, the Historical Novel Society, and the Chartered Institute of Journalists.

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