The Last Sherlock Holmes Story: 1000 Headwords

The Last Sherlock Holmes Story: 1000 Headwords

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For fifty years after Dr Watson's death, a packet of papers, written by the doctor himself, lay hidden in a locked box. The papers contained an extraordinary report of the case of Jack the Ripper and the horrible murders in the East End of London in 1888. The detective, of course, was the great Sherlock Holmes - but why was the report kept hidden for so long? This is the story that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle never wrote. It is a strange and frightening tale more

Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 129 x 196 x 6mm | 79g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • black and white illustrations throughout
  • 0194230074
  • 9780194230070

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Sherlock Holmes was Jack the Ripper. That uninspired notion was the subject of a tongue-in-cheek essay last year (in Borowitz' Innocence and Arsenic), and it is the subject of this fevered, strained, and unnecessarily lurid exercise - the latest (and undoubtedly not the last) unearthed manuscript by dear old Dr. Watson. At first, Watson has no inkling of the truth: he's convinced that Holmes is right in believing that the Ripper is none other than that fiend Moriarty! But when Watson follows S.H. and sees him butchering a tart and then finds Holmes' hidden jars of victims' organs - he can no longer doubt. As you can imagine, he gets very emotional about it. The only reward here is one passable cutesy: "221B or not 221B? That was the question. . . ." (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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