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3.29 out of 53.29 out of 53.29 out of 53.29 out of 53.29 out of 5 3.29 (24 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Dibdin Narrator: Robert Glenister Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2010 ISBN:
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In the late seventies an extraordinary document came to light which for fifty years had been held on deposit by the bankers of the deceased John Herbert Watson MD - better known to devotees of Conan Doyle as Dr Watson.

A continuous narrative in the doctor's own hand, the story 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 mystery.

The adventures of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective and his faithful companion Dr Watson are given a new and thrilling treatment by Michael Dibdin.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Crystal Falconer | 2/12/2014

    " This novel sends Sherlock Holmes after Jack the Ripper (who he eventually claims is Professor Moriarty). I thought this was absurd, why would a criminal mastermind and king of organized crime just go out and start butchering hookers? The story gets better when you realize that there is more to Sherlock Holmes than meets the eye. The story takes on a Jekyll/Hyde twist that actually becomes quite suspenseful. Holmes lovers will be offended by this yarn to a degree, but as a suspense story it holds it's own.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 2/6/2014

    " More a 3.5 ......It had an interesting take on the whole whitechapel murders, Holmes story, if a tad far fetched, still enjoyable "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Corey | 1/31/2014

    " Brilliant. The best of the post-Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Manny | 1/25/2014

    " Looking through the other reviews, I can see that either you love this book or you hate it. I'm in the first group. First, Dibdin shows you that he can capture the flavor of the old Arthur Conan Doyle stories perfectly; then, not content with merely imitating, he adds some disturbing new elements to the legend. In the afterword, he asks you to forgive him. It's heresy, he freely admits, but the heresy of the true believer. An eloquent and accurate summary! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 1/16/2014

    " On the one hand, the style is a fair imitation of ACDoyle, maybe even better than Doyle in places, though I don't think I will forgive the question "221B or not 221B". The most important character twist is dreadful, however. Spoiler or not, Holmes fans beware. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sarah | 1/10/2014

    " I found this book truly disturbing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 12/15/2013

    " Every once in a while, a contemporary author feels the need to confront Sherlock Holmes. Especially if the author works in genre literature. Dibdin, a justly acclaimed mystery writer in his own right does the tradition a classic tribute in this very clever take on the Holmes legend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lenore | 12/11/2013

    " It's very creative and well-written, but if you love Sherlock Holmes you may find it - as I did - somewhat distressing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jacque Bona | 11/14/2013

    " It is fun to read other reviews after finishing this book. Controversial. I also thought the story became a bit muddled, yet I liked the new perspective on the Holmes and Moriarty relationship. I prefer the traditional ending as I'm a Sherlock Holmes fan. Glad I read it, however. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 10/25/2013

    " As a lover of Holmes since early high school, I wish I had read the other reviews here before purchasing and reading this book. Well plotted, well written, and intensely interesting, I hated it. Wish I had never read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Read1000books | 10/22/2013

    " The book that caused an absolute uproar in the Sherlockian community when it was first published. So bizarre yet I still give it 3 stars. Holmes vs. Jack The Ripper but you have to read it to believe it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittanie | 10/4/2013

    " This was a great take and update on the famous Homes and Watson duo. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana | 9/12/2013

    " I liked how it started out with the hunt for Jack the Ripper. When the twist came, I did not like it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gabby | 12/29/2012

    " I found the beginning part of the book much more interesting, then as I went on... I found myself saying NO, not my Holmes!! It can't be, very twisty though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 4/21/2012

    " An interesting take... I kept waiting for it to not be true.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nahar | 2/8/2012

    " i want raid "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christa | 10/8/2011

    " An amazing idea to combine the most notorious unsolved crimes of Jack the Ripper with the most notorious crime solver, Sherlock Holmes. Made me want to research both more after finishing this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jaclyn Reding | 9/18/2011

    " God, but that was depressing... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 6/14/2011

    " Absolutely loved it - worthy of and easily mistaken for an Arthur Conan Doyle "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ed | 3/27/2011

    " Not up to the AUrelio Zen books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 4/2/2010

    " Read this quite awhile ago but what I remember of it was good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittanie | 3/26/2010

    " This was a great take and update on the famous Homes and Watson duo. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 12/31/2008

    " Every once in a while, a contemporary author feels the need to confront Sherlock Holmes. Especially if the author works in genre literature. Dibdin, a justly acclaimed mystery writer in his own right does the tradition a classic tribute in this very clever take on the Holmes legend. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sarah | 2/7/2008

    " I found this book truly disturbing. "

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