Alien Realms rI was intrigued when I saw this book listed on Goodreads First Reads and somewhat excited when the copy I won arrived The unremarkable cover hid the excitement insideThis is a well told version of the Jack the Ripper tale fictionalized but well based in known facts Where to beginHaving previouslyead some immensely enjoyable stories of Sherlock Holmes versus Jack the Ripper I was looking forward to delving into yet another imagining of what Holmes would do had he the opportunity to consult on such a case Unfortunately this story proved to be a great disappointment as well as a source of anger and frustration In fact I think this is the worst Holmes pastiche I VE EVER READ SERIOUSLY THE ve ever ead seriously The injustice of this book is the absolute character assassination of every canonical person involved Holmes and Watson seem to despise each other Watson is so far from the gentleman any Sherlockian would know him to be to the point of being what I would call vulgar and Holmes treats Watson so despicably that I don t even know why Watson stays around other than he thinks it s his duty as a doctor to take care of Him Lestrade Is A Drunk Lestrade is a drunk would never have been able to keep his job in such a state But the final oad apple on this mud pie of a story is the actions of Irene and Watson after their misadventure go belly up No just no It isn t even a historically accurate novel about Jack the Ripper which it claims to be and it s so full of Americanisms that it isn t even historically accurate to Victorian London I found the plot itself terribly unremarkable and forgettable but that might have been because I was too blind with Liar, Liar rage over everything else Ieally want to get this one and ead
It It Sounds So Good It sounds so good am just so backloggedSomeday1111 Whitechapel The Last Stand of Sherlock Holmes is simply a masterpiece although it is not a typical Holmes novel Bernard Schaffer spins This is the Gentlemen's Edition of Bernard J Schaffer's shocking novel WHITECHAPEL THE FINAL STAND OF SHERLOCK HOLMES Edited to emove the profanity and gore of the original it is designed for sensitive eaders who still want to enjoy a ealistic portrayal of the Jack the Ripper events and a startling new endition of Arthur Conan Doyle's classic charactersGood and Evil are about to collide In London's infamous East End.
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even affect the capture of Druitt The end of this book leaves the eader unsettled provokedaffect the capture of Druitt The end of this book leaves the eader unsettled and provoked thought on one hand and satisfied on the othera sure sign of a great book Schaffer uses the Sherlock Holmes mystiue as a vehicle to tell a much different kind of story His talent is evident as he masterfully develops his characters and weaves them into the many levels of this book I am anxious to ead his next offering I was eally looking forward to this novel I thought it sounded great The back cover says Whitechapel the final stand of Sherlock Holmes combines the actual events of the investigation into Jack the Ripper s crimes with the canon of Arthur Conan Doyle Historically accurate graphic and bold This is Sherlock Holmes as you ve never seen him and will never be able to forget I have to agree with much of that description unfortunately it wasn t at all what I imagined It was certainly graphic and bold so much so that it completely turned me off the blood guts and gore was over the top Generally I like filth and grit especially ats and plague But this story was not my cup of tea and I only made it to page forty before ealizing that it wasn t worth spending any of my time on It wasn t going to be something that I would enjoy I m not sure who would enjoy this I will venture to say that if you have tastes similar to mine you would not like this I ecently ead David Pirie s trilogy featuring Arthur Conan Doyle which I eally enjoyed and can ecommend The Patient s Eyes The Dark Beginnings
of Sherlock Holmes The Night Calls The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes The Dark Water The Strange Beginnings of SherlockSherlock Holmes The Night Calls The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes The Dark Water The Strange Beginnings of Sherlock The second of the three was my favorite I wish Pirie would continue with in the seriesMaybe fans of horror would appreciate Bernard J Schaffer s version of Sherlock Holmes unfortunately it was not for Bait As darkness threatens to consume all of London her greatest champion the immortal Sherlock Holmes will ise one final time to defend her WHITECHAPEL THE FINAL STAND OF SHERLOCK HOLMES combines the actual events of the investigation into Jack the Ripper's crimes with the canon of Arthur Conan Doyle Historically accurate graphic and bold This is Sherlock Holmes as you've never seen him and will never be able to forge. ,
Dark terrifying tale of a serial killer how he developed his insatiable desire and how it eventually destroys him The story is told from the different points of view of the killer
victims and who are trying to stop the ampageand those who encourage it Although the story isthe victims and
told through several points of view the primarythrough several points of view the primary are the killer Montague Druitt and Dr Watson Schaffer takes us on Druitt s twisted psychological journey to satisfy his addiction to murder It not a journey for the weak of mind or stomach for it is gruesome and sick ight from the beginning But then that is how monsters such as Druitt come to being and Schaffer lays out this process so we can understand While Druitt is a monster the eader may have some sympathy for him because he comes to know he is a monster and his murderous deeds are eating him alive He doesn t understand why he has to kill and kill in such a epulsive way but we learn why and understand fate was against him Watson is thrust into the unfamiliar ole of conducting the investigation without Holmes as Holmes has become a shell of his former self incapacitated by his addiction to cocaine Watson joins forces with the beautiful and engaging Irene Adler Schaffer plays Adler s free spirit against Watson s formality as he develops their elationship Together they go undercover in an attempt to lure the killer to attack Irene with near disastrous esults Although Watson is engaged to his beloved Mary he cannot help but to be taken by Irene We also see the story through the eyes of Inspector Gerard Lestrade and other officers investigating the murders Through their eyes we learn that there is never just one victim in a homicide
INEVITABLY THE POLICE OFFICERS INVESTIGATING A HOMICIDE BECOME VICTIMSthe police officers investigating a homicide become victims Their families also often suffer In the end Holmes comes back to solve the mystery but he cannot undo the carnage and. A itualistic serial killer is slaughtering women The police are baffled the media is in a frenzy and people the world over are captivated by the fiend known as Jack the RipperOnly a short distance away the Great Detective has succumbed to an addiction to morphine and cocaine His faithful friend Dr John Watson and Irene Adler will venture into Whitechapel alone to try and lure the Ripper out of hiding using themselves as.