I am afraid that I, Sherlock Holmes, must act as my own chronicler in this singular case, that of the Whitechapel murders of 1888. For the way in which the affair was dropped upon my doorstep left me with little choice as to the contrary. Not twelve months prior, the siren’s call of quiet domesticity and married life had robbed me of Watson’s assistance as both partner and recorder of my cases. Thus, when detective inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard required a lead—any lead—I found myself forced to pursue Jack the Ripper alone and without the aid of my faithful friend. And all for the most damnedable of reasons:
Early on in my investigations, Dr. John H. Watson, formerly of 221B Baker Street, emerged as my prime suspect.
Sherlock Holmes & the Ripper of Whitechapel by M.K. Wiseman is a great story. Dark, twisti t murdery mystery with Sherlock Holmes.
The book is engrossing. I was unable to set it down once I started reading. The suspense is excellent, keeping you on your toes. The ending was a little abrupt, but I would still say, effective.
I think the characters are really well developed. It felt like I was on the case with Holmes which always makes a novel more enjoyable. Loved it.
*I received a free copy of this book from Rachel’s Random Resources in exchange for an honest review on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
M. K. Wiseman has degrees in Interarts & Technology and Library & Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her office, therefore, is a curious mix of storyboards and reference materials. Both help immensely in the writing of historical novels. She currently resides in Cedarburg, Wisconsin.
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