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Lestrade and the Ripper
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 7 July 2013
I absolutely love these books and just can't get enough of them. I first read them in book form but just had to get them again for my kindle. As far as I'm concerned MJ Trow is a genius! There are many laugh-out-loud parts to this story but the plot keeps you gripped from start to finish. I specially like the interplay between Lestrade, Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. Trow's writing makes you feel that you are part of that period in history when the story is set and there are quite a few historical references which I found very informative. I'm currently reading another book in the "Lestrade" series and I'm excited to read them all!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 11 July 2013
I love sarcasm, irony and British sense of humour. I'm an avid fan of 'Mock the Week' and 'Have I got news for you'. And now I became a follower of Inspector Lestrade. Trow writes in a simple yet amazingly engaging way, sparkling quips and comments aplenty. Lack of education becomes a source of wisdom and funny remarks. I laughed out loud more than once reading this book and had a stupid grin on my face almost all the time. Yes, I will definitely be buying other ones from the series.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 29 June 2011
As a big SH fan I have avoided these books for some time. However I have always read SH books written by other authors than CD, having exhausted the originals long ago. Its got to the stage where almost all of them are rubbish, so I thought give this a go.I'm also big fan of anything to do with the ripper so I thought I cant go wrong. What I found was a very enjoyable read. There are a number of comical bits in the book which I think add to the enjoyment. Its another rehash of previous Holmes V the ripper theory, but with a different twist, but still very good. I will be ordering another of Inspectors adventures.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 2 June 2014
Not a bad read but not as good as the Maxwell series. there is a difficulty in expanding on someone else's characters and Trow has tried to make Lestrade something of his own by making him bumbling and loveable. The book was also full of terrible jokes (what my students used to call teacher jokes) and, as a retired teacher, I do not mind them but they are groan making and might be too much (or too little) for some readers. The Ripper material sticks fairly close to the generally received wisdom regarding the likely events in Whitechapel. Overall good fun but rather lightweight.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Trow is a true expert on Victorian crime & times. He has a realistic approach to the ripper problem - we'll never know unless we borrow a tardis, but he is able to bring the world to life and write a page-turner. his reworking of Lestrade's character is brilliant and brings a fresh perspective to the story. Holmes is a flawed genius - a rebellious rich boy with a drug habit. Lestrade is a working class genius whose flaws are a lack of flexibility rooted in his bulldog tenacity and sense of justice. If I were the ripper I'd rather have Holmes on my case than Lestrade!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 12 January 2014
This is a load of old tosh but I am thoroughly enjoying it. You could pick all sorts of holes in the story and it is very far fetched to say the least but that doesn't matter; it doesn't take itself too seriously (not at all in fact) and the story gallops along at breakneck pace. It utilises every Victorian crime cliche you can think of but it is very good fun if you don't take it too seriously.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 11 March 2014
There were parts of this book I found distracting, and almost irrelevant, however I did enjoy the book overall. In fact, what saved he book was the main character who jumped off the page.

So, overall an enjoyable read, and I may try some of the others in the series
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 17 January 2014
This was a great book dealing with the Ripper murders and murders at a boarding school. It used the real details of the Ripper murders/detectives working on the case to make a really good story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 26 June 2014
I did enjoy this book, but the style took some getting used to, after reading Mad Max series, and the Thames Torso murders.

Once I'd got into the jokey style it was a very good read
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 5 January 2014
I have read a lot of books on the ripper and this is a good book as it has a lot of facts,and the areas and people are right. Overall a good read.
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