The West End Horror: A Posthumous Memoir of John H. Watson, M.D.

The West End Horror: A Posthumous Memoir of John H. Watson, M.D.

by Nicholas Meyer
     
 

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March 1895. London. A month of strange happenings in the West End. First there is the bizarre murder of theater critic Jonathan McCarthy. Then the lawsuit against the Marquess of Queensberry for libel; the public is scandalized. Next, the ingenue at the Savoy is discovered with her throat slashed. And a police surgeon disappears, taking two corpses with… See more details below

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March 1895. London. A month of strange happenings in the West End. First there is the bizarre murder of theater critic Jonathan McCarthy. Then the lawsuit against the Marquess of Queensberry for libel; the public is scandalized. Next, the ingenue at the Savoy is discovered with her throat slashed. And a police surgeon disappears, taking two corpses with him.

Some of the theater district's most fashionable and creative luminaries have been involved: a penniless stage critic and writer named Bernard Shaw; Ellen Terry, the gifted and beautiful actress; a suspicious box office clerk named Bram Stoker; an aging matinee idon, Henry Irving; an unscrupulous publisher calling himself Frank Harris; and a controversial wit by the name of Oscar Wilde.

Scotland Yard is mystified by what appear to be unrelated cases, but to Sherlock Holmes the matter is elementary: a maniac is on the loose. His name is Jack.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780708900987
Publisher:
Ulverscroft Large Print Books, Ltd.
Publication date:
02/01/1978
Series:
Ulverscroft Large Print Series
Edition description:
Unabridged Large Print
Pages:
277
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.75(h) x (d)

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