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Book Review for Sherlock Holmes & the Ripper of Whitechapel

Hi everyone! Today is my stop on the book tour for Sherlock Holmes & the Ripper of Whitechapel  by M. K. Wiseman.


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.


This is such a fun historical read. For those of you who loved Sherlock Holmes books this is definitely a book that you need to pick up. This book connects Sherlock Holmes and Jack the Ripper which is such a cool dynamic. There have been many books that have recently been released that Jack the Ripper plays a part in but this one is such a fun twist on it considering it is written as a Sherlock Holmes book. 

This book focuses on friendships as well as the mystery. I truly enjoyed trying to figure out what was going to happen during this book, and looking forward to how everything was going to piece together. Also, through this book we get another side to Holmes that we aren’t used to seeing. This side is his softer side, as we see how far he is willing to go in order to keep his friendship with Watson alive. 

This book could easily fit in with Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes which I think is so important as it stays true to the notorious Sherlock Holmes. As an english major in college, and getting a masters degree in something english related, I have read a lot of Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and this book easily fits in with the others. This was so important to me because I felt that this book did Holmes justice, and was just all around such a fun, and innovative read. 

Author Bio: 

M. K. Wiseman has degrees in Interacts & 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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