The West End Horror (Paperback)
A Posthumous Memoir of John H. Watson, M.D. (The Journals of John H. Watson, M.D.)
W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393311532, 224pp.
Publication Date: June 17, 1994
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.
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Praise For The West End Horror: A Posthumous Memoir of John H. Watson, M.D. (The Journals of John H. Watson, M.D.)…
I hope Nicholas Meyer never stops writing Sherlock Holmes pastiches because he does it so much better than anyone else.
Ingenious and persuasive.
A pleasant entertainment.
— Newgate Callendar