The Last Sherlock Holmes Story

Author: Michael Dibdin
Homepage_9780571290857

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  • : $8.00(AUD)
  • : 9780571290857
  • : Faber and Faber
  • : Faber and Faber Crime
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  • : July 2012
  • : 14.99
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  • : books

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  • : Michael Dibdin
  • : Paperback
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9780571290857

Description

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.