Joel Levy is a freelance writer and researcher who lives in London. He has recently published an overview of the suggested locations for Atlantis. Although he does not deal with the subject in great detail, his book is a useful primer for anyone coming to the subject for the first time.
A year earlier he published Lost Histories which is a review of many of the world’s historical mysteries. He devotes the longest entry to the Atlantis story, but although he is rather sceptical regarding the amount of underlying truth in Plato’s narrative, he does suggest that the submergence of Helike in 373 BC may have been the inspiration behind it. However, as that inundation occurred around two centuries after Solon, this idea is hard to accept without labelling Plato a complete liar.