The West End Horror
A Posthumous Memoir of John H. Watson, M.D. (The Journals of John H. Watson, M.D.)
New York Times Bestseller
"As authentically, irresistibly gripping as anything Conan Doyle ever wrote…Don't miss it." —Cosmopolitan
March 1895. London. A month of strange happenings in the West End. First there is the bizarre murder of theater critic Jonathan McCarthy. Then the lawsuit against the Marquess of Queensberry for libel; the public is scandalized. Next, the ingenue at the Savoy is discovered with her throat slashed. And a police surgeon disappears, taking two corpses with him.
Some of the theater district's most fashionable and creative luminaries have been involved: a penniless stage critic and writer named Bernard Shaw; Ellen Terry, the gifted and beautiful actress; a suspicious box office clerk named Bram Stoker; an aging matinee idol, Henry Irving; an unscrupulous publisher calling himself Frank Harris; and a controversial wit by the name of Oscar Wilde.
Scotland Yard is mystified by what appear to be unrelated cases, but to Sherlock Holmes the matter is elementary: a maniac is on the loose. His name is Jack.
Praise For The West End Horror: A Posthumous Memoir of John H. Watson, M.D. (The Journals of John H. Watson, M.D.)…
— San Francisco Chronicle
I hope Nicholas Meyer never stops writing Sherlock Holmes pastiches because he does it so much better than anyone else.
— The New Republic
Ingenious and persuasive.
— Philadelphia Inquirer
A pleasant entertainment.
— Newgate Callendar - New York Times
W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393311532, 194pp.
Publication Date: June 17, 1994