The West End Horror

The West End Horror

by Nicholas Meyer
     
 

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"As authentically, irresistibly gripping as anything Conan Doyle ever wrote. . . . Don't miss it."—Cosmopolitan
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

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"As authentically, irresistibly gripping as anything Conan Doyle ever wrote. . . . Don't miss it."—Cosmopolitan
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 idol, 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.

Editorial Reviews

San Francisco Chronicle
“Beguiling and convincing entertainment, an audacious novelty that should set members of the Baker Street Irregulars and even less fanatical collectors of Holmes to dancing.”
The New Republic
“I hope Nicholas Meyer never stops writing Sherlock Holmes pastiches because he does it so much better than anyone else.”
Philadelphia Inquirer
“Ingenious and persuasive.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393311532
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/1994
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
194
Sales rank:
763,968
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.45(d)

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Nicholas Meyer lives in Los Angeles.

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