The Return of the Ripper: A Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mystery

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As Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson prepare for the wedding of Sherlock’s daughter, Lucy, an unexpected foe reemerges from the shadows: Jack the Ripper. As Sherlock investigates a case involving fraudulent diamonds, he can’t resist the opportunity to stop London’s most notorious killer from again plunging the city into terror. But, as always, there’s more here than meets the eye, and it will require the cunning of Holmes, Lucy, Watson, and others to unravel the sinister plot afoot before someone close to Sherlock pays the price.

The Return of the Ripper is perhaps the busiest Holmes novel in the canon, offering four cases for Sherlock to solve, a wedding, and the Ripper. And yet, the book doesn’t feel overburdened, moving neatly from plot point to plot point without abruptness or haste.

The relationship between Holmes and Watson feels genuine — a more challenging aspect that many novelists struggle with — and Lucy proves to be a marvelous addition to the world of Holmes. She is engaging, intelligent, and brings out another side to the Great Detective that readers rarely see.

The Return of the Ripper is an intriguing take on both the Holmes canon and the most famous unsolved case in history.

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Author Anna Elliott • Charles Veley
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 430 pages
Publisher Wilton Press
Publish Date 2018-May-17
ISBN 9780999119143 Buy this Book
Issue January 2019
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller


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