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Grotesque murders are being committed on the streets of Whitechapel. Sherlock Holmes comes to believe they are the skilful work of one man, a man who earns the gruesome epithet of Jack the Ripper. As the investigation proceeds, Holmes realizes that the true identity of the Ripper puts much more at stake than just catching a killer…
- Series: Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Paperback)
- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Titan Books; Reprint edition (October 26, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1848567499
- ISBN-13: 978-1848567498
- Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 1.3 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
Extremely Well Written & thoroughly Researched
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I've been an avid fan of Doyle's work since my childhood. I'm also a scientist, anatomist and lover of history. As such, I'm very familiar with the life and works of Doyle's professor Dr. Joseph Bell, the real-life model for Sherlock Holmes and the father of the modern science of forensic medicine. I think that even the great Prof. Bell would have been impressed with the depth of scholarship that Mr. Hanna brought to this book.
Solved, but is there a suspect in the house?!!
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Sherlock Holmes: The Whitechapel Horrors by Edward B Hanna
Whitechapel Horrors: Well done!
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This is a reasonably well crafted tale, but the end is anticlimactic. Edward Hanna does an excellent job of convincing the reader that Sherlock Holmes was a real person. His interactions with Inspector Abberline, Sir Charles Warren, and other Historical figures come off as genuine. Hanna departs from the usual point of view. He does not tell the story from Dr. Watson's point of view. This may put off some hardcore Sherlock Holmes fans but does not affect the story adversely. Overall, I would recommend this book.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would have approved!
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I have always been a fan of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson and I also have had a fascination with the Jack the Ripper murders in Whitechapel. I was a little skeptical of buying and reading this book because it was not written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I am glad I took a chance on it because, in my opinion, it is fabulous! You cannot tell that it is by another author! In the Foreword to the 2010 edition, Leigh Hanna (Hanna's daughter?) states that "...the characters became alive for Hanna and created their own destiny." As the other reviewer states, this is a well-crafted story, carefully researched and true to the Ripper facts and Holmes character. The author fits this story in amongst the other cases of Sherlock Holmes (the Hound of the Baskervilles interrupted this investigation). Each chapter starts with a quote from another adventure. At the end of the story are interesting footnotes that explain and clarify the text. I found this to be an extremely enjoyable read, as good or better than other Sherlock Holmes stories! This is just one volume of a series of "The Further Adventures of ..." published by Titan Books.
The case that should have been!
As an avid reader of Sir Arthur’s literary detective works, you can imagine my surprise to seeing "The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Whitechapel Horrors" sitting nondescript on the top shelf of a paperback stack in a Barnes & Noble. I was both outraged and elated at once. Outraged that hadn’t discovered that someone had decided to continue the adventures of the world’s greatest English detective until now (the book was published in 2010) and elated because there are now new adventures about Baker Street’s most famous resident for my eyes and mind to devour! That the book was also written by an Irregular (Edward B. Hanna, may God rest his soul) merely compounded my jubilation tenfold.
I enjoyed the story (and its twists) and particularly the author's ...
A very well written take on Sherlock Holmes and Jack the Ripper. I enjoyed the story (and its twists) and particularly the author's successful efforts to make this an authentic period piece as well as a good mystery.
Sherlock Holmes v. Jack the Ripper...Need I say more?
This story caught my imagination right from the beginning. It does not disappoint. I highly recommend it for anyone and everyone bitten by the Sherlock Holmes bug! Great story, fast pacing and fun to read!