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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 (Editor), Arthur Conan Doyle (Based On Work by)
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Philadelphia Inquirer
“Ingenious and persuasive.”
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.”

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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Nicholas Meyer lives in Los Angeles.

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