Some of the theater's most fashionable and creative names are involved: Bernard Shaw, a struggling writer; Bram Stoker, a shady box office clerk; Henry Irving, an aging star; and Oscar Wilde, a controversial wit. Scotland Yard is baffled by what appears to be a string of unrelated cases. But to Sherlock Holmes, it's elementary, really: a maniac is on the loose. And his name is Jack.
"Sherlock Holmes didn't die with Conan Doyle. He lives on through the pen of Nicholas Meyer." (B-O-T Editorial Review Board)
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The novel involes various famous characters from London's theater district. In concept the book is similar to some of Meyer's other novels in which Holmes meets famous individuals out of the pages of history. While the book is interesting, it is not as good as Meyer's Seven Percent Solution or the Canary Trainer. I would recommend the book, but would read Meyer's other books first or the series by Laurie King.