The Last Sherlock Holmes Story

The Last Sherlock Holmes Story

Book - 1996 | 1st Vintage crimeBlack Lizard ed.
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In 1888 Sherlock Holmes is languishing for a criminal case worthy of his powers, then one materializes, heralded by the spatter of gore and the shriek of headlines. For in vice-ridden Whitechapel, three female paupers of dubious morals have been murdered, their bodies hideously defiled. And in taunting letters their killer announces his intention to strike again--and signs his name "Jack the Ripper."

As conceived by the award-winning mystery writer Michael Dibdin, The Last Sherlock Holmes Story is a brilliantly inventive updating of the Holmes legend. Pitting master detective against archfiend, steely rationalism against satanic depravity, Dibdin gives us a Holmes who is more complex, more human, and ultimately more fascinating than the one imagined by Arthur Conan Doyle. Here is a riveting combination of history and fiction that confirms Dibdin's reputation as one of the most imaginative and atmospheric crime writers now at work.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1996.
Edition: 1st Vintage crimeBlack Lizard ed.
ISBN: 9780679766582
Branch Call Number: FIC DIBDIN
Characteristics: 190 p. ; 21 cm.


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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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