Sherlock Holmes And The Autumn Of Terror

Sherlock Holmes And The Autumn Of Terror

by Randy Williams


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Everyone knows the name of Sherlock Holmes - the fictional detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle with his superhuman powers of observation and methodology for solving crimes. But could his 1800's tactics really work in the modern world to solve genuine crimes? Using those methods, the author, a Private Investigator, along with 3 of the world's top criminologists, Dr Michael Baden, Dr Cyril Wecht and Dr Henry C. Lee, has convincingly solved the infamous Jack the Ripper murders of 1888; history's most talked-about murder mystery. But their actual resolution of the case is presented here as a Holmes novel, penned faithfully in the style of Doyle and explaining how the crimes were committed, in a fast-paced thriller featuring the world's most beloved detective along with Dr Watson, from whose point-of-view most of the tale is told. Once the reader has finally been shown the final solution, the murders are then revisited from the killers' perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540438188
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/16/2016
Pages: 648
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Randy Williams is a Pennsylvania-based private investigator. He is the owner of Black Stallion Security and Investigations and the founder of the Close Range Combat Academy, a worldwide martial arts organization with branches in the US, UK, Europe and Asia. He has written nine books on the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun Gung Fu, and Sherlock Holmes and the Autumn of Terror is his second venture into fictional writing.

Through his association with Doctors Baden, Lee and Wecht, he has been able to apply all of the analytical skills instilled in him by his lifelong martial arts and criminology training into solving the age-old Ripper enigma.

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Sherlock Holmes And The Autumn of Terror 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Daryl Quincy More than 1 year ago
I don't know why I waited so long to purchase this! Actually I do know why - its because until recently I didn't have time to properly appreciate it. The author has not just plucked another character out of the air to attribute the ghastly deeds to (such as childrens' author Lewis Carroll). Instead we hear names that are not unfamilar already to those interested in the Ripper atrocities, indeed some appeared in the press at the time and were known to police. One wonders, in fact, why they were not more intensely interrogated at the time! Well, investigator and crime author Randy Williams certainly makes up for that here! The very notion of a single 'Ripper' had thrown me way off any idea that there was ever a conspiracy and more than one assailant - and yet upon reading William's epic work one begins to wonder how it could have been otherwise. To reconceive the murders as effectively 'terrorist' acts committed for reasons of ideological crusading, propagandising, political change with religious and ethnic influences (too many factors to precis here!) weaves together the huge weight of evidence that Williams presents into a cohesive and logical case that leaves out little and includes even the finest of small details. All-in-all it is an astounding piece of work, just when you thought what could be said about 'the Ripper' had all been said! Much of what is discussed is not at all far-flung or inconceivable - the use of misdirection, using the media, having co-conspirators and perpetrators with a range of ages each drawn together by ideology, with a sort of 'ends-justifying-the-means' motivating them. Prevously I'd considered suspects I'd been 'given' by authors. This time I feel Randy Williams is in amongst the history and the community and motives are presented along with geographical factors such that the suspects begin to implicate themselves. Whilst I thought the 'escape' of The Ripper was due to his not living permanently in London (e.g. dreaded American hotelier H. H. Holmes), this book enabled me to consider what we know happens more often - that the killers and the victims are known to each other, or at least walk the same streets, inhabiting nearby dwellings. So what brings the band of killers together? How do they get away with murder? I'll let you read for yourselves as I'm doing. I'd wondered why this wasn't presented as 'true crime', but I'm not complaining because I enjoy Conan Doyle stories. Since all those involved are long since passed - and there's little in the way of forensic evidence - there is a large amount of retelling and conjecture needed, not unlike we would expect from the most famous of detectives! For Williams to adopt that style - and effectively create an historical re-enactment - is a brilliantly absorbing and rewarding way to present his research. I had to look up the other authors named, but they are heavyweights in the field. We can tell this is a labour of love from the author - who else has gone to these lengths? In other accounts that I've read I am left still thinking "We will never know", yet this is different, I am left feeling that those responsible for the horrendous acts on Whitechapel women are heavily implicated in this work and with ample evidence. I think I can safely recommend to anyone wondering about the purchase!
Asgard mAster More than 1 year ago
Realmente es increíble saber que este libro es basado en la investigación 100% real sobre el descubrimiento de la identidad de Jack el Destripador. Lectura impactante al descubrir los mensajes ocultos y situaciones impactantes que el gran Sherlock Holmes tendrá que descubrir para resolver este misterio. Un libro que no debe faltar en la colección de los amantes del misterio, el crimen, suspenso y por supuesto de Sherlock Holmes. Recuerden, los datos de la investigación son REALES!!!
scarbo More than 1 year ago
I do not consider myself a mystery lover but I am a lover of historical fiction and classic literature. This fits the bill perfectly. I was reading Sir Arthur's works all summer in anticipation of this book. I was not the least bit disappointed.
LindaPlatt More than 1 year ago
This is a great read and a very interesting view on the first serial killer of all time. It's amazing that it took over 125 years for someone to solve the case. This went unsolved for so long and now the world can actually know the truth of who did it. This book made me feel like I was there along for the ride, right besides Holmes and Watson uncovering the Ripper's true identity. It is a great ride to be on and I hope others enjoy this book as much as I did.
BriBriHiddenfiles More than 1 year ago
Who doesn’t want to know more about Jack the Ripper? Interesting historical read. I haven't finished reading it but it is creeping me out like In Cold Blood and BTK story and I did not expect that in a Sherlock Holmes story. Lots of great new vocabulary for me. And I think that this story plot with Sherlock Holmes' activities makes it easier to put this complicated story line of Jack the Ripper, solved. into my brain.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great read , loved the writer's way of Immersing readers into actual real murders and real evidence , I really recommend this book to all avid lovers of mystery and Ripperoligy. The writer made a compelling argument in solving of the Jack The Ripper murders.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A Must Read . The author make a compelling case finding based on real evidence. Amazing writing, I hope they make this a movie.
SeanF25 More than 1 year ago
I would highly recommend author Randy William's publication. It's a very plausible story in which the author and three highly recognized criminologists solve the White Chapel murders utilizing Sherlock Holmes methods and narration. Murders are examined in depth and clues lead to Jack the Ripper at the end. Fantastic read!!