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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 ...
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In 1888 Sherlock Holmes is languishing for a criminal case worthy of his powers, then one materializes, heralded by the spatter of gore and the shriek of headlines. For in vice-ridden Whitechapel, three female paupers of dubious morals have been murdered, their bodies hideously defiled. And in taunting letters their killer announces his intention to strike again - and signs his name "Jack the Ripper". As conceived by the award-winning mystery writer Michael Dibdin, The Last Sherlock Holmes Story is a brilliantly inventive updating of the Holmes legend. Pitting master detective against archfiend, steely rationalism against satanic depravity, Dibdin gives us a Holmes who is more complex, more human, and ultimately more fascinating than the one imagined by Arthur Conan Doyle.From the Inside Flap:
In The Last Sherlock Holmes Story, Michael Dibdin pits the sleuth of Baker Street against the Butcher of Whitechapel--the archfiend Jack the Ripper. In doing so, he gives readers a Holmes possessed of greater and more disturbing depths than the one they thought they knew.
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Book Description Oxford University Press Elt, 2000. Condition: Good. New edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP87415901
Book Description Oxford University Press España, S.A., 2000. Condition: good. Seller Inventory # M00194230074-G
Book Description Oxford University Press España, S.A., 2000. Condition: very good. Seller Inventory # M00194230074-V
Book Description OUP Oxford, 2000. Tapa Blanda. Condition: Bien. Dust Jacket Condition: Bien. Algunos subrayados y anotaciones en tinta 150 gr. Libro. Seller Inventory # L06250
Book Description Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom, 1995. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. A very good paperback with minor wear to covers. Seller Inventory # 009765
Book Description Oxford University Elt, 2000. Taschenbuch. Condition: Gut. 72 Seiten 561D Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 159. Seller Inventory # 38015
Book Description NY: Pantheon Books, (1978)., 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Included. First American Edition. Octavo, black cloth covered boards. 192pp. Author's first book with misspelling "Didbin" on rear dust jacket flap. A beautiful volume absolutely fresh, clean and apparently unread in a crisp, bright dust jacket with a couple of tiny edge nicks and very slight yellowing on white rear panel. Fine in near fine dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 02226
Book Description Pantheon Books, NY, 1978. First US edition., 1978. 8vo., 192pp., black cloth, pictorial dj. First book. NF/VG+ (browning to inner edges of dj.) Jack The Ripper. Seller Inventory # ABE-18640631