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4.0 out of 5 stars Very pleasing addition to Watson's memoirs
Reading the blurb on the back cover of this book can make you think that this book is going to be about Jack The Ripper. That was my first thought and my heart sank as I felt that this idea had already been done to death. However that is not what the story is about at all.

Instead what you get is a very engaging story that is very much in the style of Doyle's...
Published on 23 April 2008 by Alistair Duncan

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3.0 out of 5 stars The West End Horror
Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are drawn by a famous playwright into the murder investigation of a less than popular West End theatre critic.

The second in Nicholas Meyer's series. More enjoyable than 'The Seven Per-Cent Solution' I think, Meyer takes things a bit more seriously this time. You might kick yourself when you discover the solution to the mystery,...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very pleasing addition to Watson's memoirs, 23 April 2008
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This review is from: The West End Horror: A Posthumous Memoir of John H. Watson, M.D. (Paperback)
Reading the blurb on the back cover of this book can make you think that this book is going to be about Jack The Ripper. That was my first thought and my heart sank as I felt that this idea had already been done to death. However that is not what the story is about at all.

Instead what you get is a very engaging story that is very much in the style of Doyle's original writings. This is hard to achieve (and has eluded many other pastiche writers) but Meyer achieves it admirably.

The only reason I have not given five stars is that I feel that Meyer depicts Holmes as slightly too emotional at times. However it is a minor criticism.
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4.0 out of 5 stars One of the most engaging Holmesian pastiches, 22 Jun 2007
This review is from: The West End Horror: A Posthumous Memoir of John H. Watson, M.D. (Paperback)
This is one of the most engaging Holmesian pastiches and far more respectful of the "canon" than the author's earlier Seven Percent Solution. Holmes and Watson encounter a gallery of 19th Century figures in a genuinely suspenseful mystery.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The West End Horror, 5 Jun 2012
This review is from: The West End Horror: A Posthumous Memoir of John H. Watson, M.D. (Paperback)
Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are drawn by a famous playwright into the murder investigation of a less than popular West End theatre critic.

The second in Nicholas Meyer's series. More enjoyable than 'The Seven Per-Cent Solution' I think, Meyer takes things a bit more seriously this time. You might kick yourself when you discover the solution to the mystery, it seems obvious when you know, however it does provide the book with a suitably grim end which doesn't trivialise what has taken place. Characterisation is decent and all in all, this was a decent, if very short, read.
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