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Whitechapel: The Final Stand of Sherlock Holmes (Jack the Ripper)

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The Whitechapel Ripper Must be Stopped

A madman on the loose, driven by dark urges and uncontrollable violence.
A hero, lost in the grip of addiction.
The greatest and most desperate criminal investigation in history.
Who will save us from Jack the Ripper?

The most terrifying, explicit, and realistic ...

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Overview

The Whitechapel Ripper Must be Stopped

A madman on the loose, driven by dark urges and uncontrollable violence.
A hero, lost in the grip of addiction.
The greatest and most desperate criminal investigation in history.
Who will save us from Jack the Ripper?

The most terrifying, explicit, and realistic Sherlock Holmes story ever told.

Whitechapel: The Final Stand of Sherlock Holmes provides readers a rare look at the lives of the victims, the monster known as Jack the Ripper, and the characters of Arthur Conan Doyle's beloved stories. All are presented in a fresh and entirely new way. A entirely new realistic way.
Readers familiar with the Holmes stories will be shocked (and in some cases upset) with these new characterizations, but take heed as Gerard Lestrade transforms from doddering simpleton into an actual living and breathing detective assigned to the worst slum imaginable. They will be captivated by the reality of Holmes' addiction to cocaine and morphine. They will find themselves walking the cobblestone streets of Whitechapel, wondering if Bloody Jack's blade might be aimed at their throats next.
Be warned: The book contains graphic content, including scenes of violence, sex, profanity, and realistic depictions of life in the East End where the Ripper killings actually occurred.
However, the graphic content is not presented in a lurid manner, but rather as a more honest representation of what actually happened, and the way things truly were.

The author has released a Gentleman's Edition of the book that does not contain graphic content, however it is still not suitable for children.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781494406431
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/23/2011
  • Pages: 418
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Bernard Schaffer is the author of multiple titles in a wide-variety of genres including: Superbia, a hard-hitting police procedural series about subversive cops trying to do right in a dirty world; Guns of Seneca 6, a six-part saga of the Old West in outer space; Grendel Unit, military science fiction about a team of operatives taking out terrorist threats to the galaxy.

His other work includes The Girl From Tenerife, a moving and honest account of falling in love with the wrong woman; Whitechapel: The Final Stand of Sherlock Holmes, a factual (and graphic) portrayal of Jack the Ripper's murders combined with the characters from Baker Street; and Tiny Dragons, a new children's fantasy series written specifically for his young daughter.

In addition to writing, Schaffer is the father of two children and a lifelong resident of the Philadelphia region. He spent his youth as a child actor and is now a decorated police veteran and expert witness in narcotics distribution.

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  • Posted September 20, 2012

    A seriously excellent, modern entry into the Holmes canon. Cert

    A seriously excellent, modern entry into the Holmes canon. Certainly not for the faint of heart, but this book takes risks in telling a new kind of SH story. I loved it. Perfect for anybody who enjoys books like SIlence of the Lambs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2011

    What Happened to Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson?

    I loved this book for the very fact that at the end you find out what happened to the world's greatest detective and his ever present Dr. Watson. Very enjoyable!

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  • Posted October 25, 2011

    If You Love Sherlock Holmes

    ... you will love this book! Yes it's graphic, but they called the killer Jack the Ripper for a reason. What I loved most about it, is at the end you find out what happens to Holmes and Watson. Excellent read!

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  • Posted October 12, 2011

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    Jack the Ripper

    Reviewed by Author Anna del C Dye. for Readers Favorite

    I love Sherlock Holmes mysteries, and I looked forward to reading Whitechapel by Bernard J. Schaffer. However, I was very disappointed as I read his version of Holmes in this book. In thirteen chapters Sherlock Holmes was in it only twice and then only for a very short while. Most of the book was dedicated to what I will call Erotica. The very disturbed mind of the killer who seems to go about butchering prostitutes during the night is explicitly exposed with the most meticulous precision.

    Mr. Schaffer spends most of his time telling us in very descriptive detail the exact spot, and how deep, Jack the Ripper likes to cut women open and how entertained he was by the inside of women's bodies; also, how he and his friend like to go about masturbating or having oral sex with each other. Schaffer left nothing to the imagination, converting this book into a Horror Erotica. It is too gruesome to describe in this review.

    Doctor Watson tells the story that is mingled with pieces of other cases he and Holmes have worked on before. At this time, Doctor Watson is engaged to Mary, and Sherlock Holmes is trying to break his cocaine addiction with Watson's help.

    This could have been a great tale of the greatest mastermind detective of all time, but Schaffer turned it into a blood bath full of four letter words. Holmes' intuition and talent are seldom depicted throughout the tale. Schaffer respects no one in this book. For example: Inspector Lastrade, according to this author, is a man who takes favors with prostitutes and swears a lot throughout the story; so did all his colleagues on the police force.

    I feel Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is turning in his grave to see his work portrayed in such a fashion. It became tedious and insulting to me. I consider it a kinky adult book.

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