The Final Adventure of Sir Errol Hyde
The Case of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Secret Notebook
Sir Errol Hyde, fresh off the Case of the Oxford Rasputin, now confronts the ultimate challenge of his career, the Case of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Secret Notebook. This new adventure takes our intrepid aristocrat into an intricate mystery that evolves into a moment that changes history.
Set against the political ferment and revolutionary spirit just before World War I, Sir Errol’s journey takes him from London to Vienna in a whirl of dangerous events. The adventure begins when Sir Errol overcomes his initial reluctance and takes on a romantic errand for an old friend. A journey to his university haunts at Cambridge. His friend’s fiancée has flown the coop and appears to have run off with a radical young philosopher, Ludwig Wittgenstein. At Cambridge, he meets a famous and controversial don, Bertrand Russell, who reveals secrets about Wittgenstein that Sir Errol cannot resist exploring.
We also learn a great deal about Sir Errol’s love life, which has taken an unexpected and deeper turn in his relationship with Francesca. Romantically inclined readers will be rewarded with a window to Sir Errol’s heart. Watching him let go of his barriers to love will remind many readers of their relationship journeys. It’s not all serious, though; Sir Errol’s interactions with his extremely critical Italian mother-in-law will have you laughing out loud.
At the book’s climax, Sir Errol goes from a party celebrating the composer Gustav Mahler to being trussed up and held captive in a madman’s castle.
- Will he survive?
- And what is in Wittgenstein’s secret notebook, anyway?
In the Final Adventure of Sir Errol Hyde, the answers come fast and furious down to the very last sentence!