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#Review Sherlock Holmes & The Ripper of Whitechapel by M. K. Wiseman
Sherlock Holmes & the Ripper of Whitechapel
by M. K. Wiseman
I am afraid that I, Sherlock Holmes, must act as my own chronicler in this singular case, that of the Whitechapel murders of 1888. For the way in which the affair was dropped upon my doorstep left me with little choice as to the contrary. Not twelve months prior, the siren’s call of quiet domesticity and married life had robbed me of Watson’s assistance as both partner and recorder of my cases. Thus, when detective inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard required a lead—any lead—I found myself forced to pursue Jack the Ripper alone and without the aid of my faithful friend. And all for the most damnedable of reasons:
Early on in my investigations, Dr. John H. Watson, formerly of 221b Baker Street, emerged as my prime suspect.
Fictional Sherlock Holmes meets real life murderer Jack the Ripper in this rather compelling tale.
Wiseman as done a great deal of research in the Ripper murders and this evident with this story, and when fact meets fiction in the form of Sherlock Holmes, we are met with another take on the Ripper’ identity. Whilst I have not read a lot of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock, I found Wisemans Sherlock to pretty on point with all his little egocentricity and nuances, what I loved most was how this tale was told from Holmes POV instead of Watsons.
If you are fan of Holmes or slightly obsessed by the Ripper murders then this is book to see you through lockdown boredom and travel back in time to dark bleak London.
Author Bio –
M. K. Wiseman has degrees in Interarts & Technology and Library & Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her office, therefore, is a curious mix of storyboards and reference materials. Both help immensely in the writing of historical novels. She currently resides in Cedarburg, Wisconsin.
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