The Last Sherlock Holmes Story

The Last Sherlock Holmes Story

Book - 1978
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There can be no question that the contents of this book will prove extremely controversial. Many people will be deeply shocked by the nature of Watson's statement. Many will no doubt prefer to reject it rather than surrender the beliefs of a lifetime. Others will at least regret that two of the great mysteries of crime are finally solved...An extraordinary document comes to light which for fifty years had been held on deposit by the bankers of the deceased John Herbert Watson MD - better known as Dr Watson. The document, written by Dr Watson himself, opens in the East End of London in 1888. Three women have been savagely murdered by Jack the Ripper. To calm the public outcry, Scotland Yard approaches London's most eminent detective, Sherlock Holmes, and asks him to investigate the killer. Can Holmes solve the mystery of Jack the Ripper? And why has this story been suppressed for so long? As cunningly plotted as anything by Conan Doyle, "The Last Sherlock Holmes Story" is a thrilling addition to the Sherlock Holmes canon from another of Britain's best-loved crime writers.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c1978
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780394500652
Branch Call Number: Suspense F Dib


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JeremiahSutherland Sep 07, 2011

Goes on a bit too long. There's a great deal of internal narrative on the part of Watson which goes on.. and on... and on.

tomato Apr 27, 2010

Not as good as "Dust and Shadow", which has the same premise, concerning how Sherlock would have handled the Ripper case.


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