Lestrade and the Ripper (Lestrade Mystery Series, Volume 6)
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Lestrade and the Ripper (Sholto Lestrade Mystery #6)

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Go back in time to 1888. London is horrified by a series of brutal killings. Dead prostitutes are turning up all over Whitechapel. But these aren't the only murders to perplex the brains of Scotland Yard. In Brighton, another body is discovered. It falls to the Yard's Inspector Sholto Lestrade to look into these killings.
Hardcover, 287 pages
Published July 1st 1999 by Gateway Editions (first published 1988)
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Amy Sturgis
I have mixed thoughts about this one.

On the one hand, the writing style didn't work for me. For my personal taste, a little humor goes a long way, and M.J. Trow's novel reads like one extended, often tortured pun. I found the unabashed tongue-in-cheek tone to be a particularly uncomfortable fit with the subject matter, namely the Jack the Ripper murders. While I appreciated the completely different take on Sherlock Holmes and John Watson (neither of whom has much of a clue, literally or figurati...more
This is a humorous and despite the subject lighthearted read.
Very good read. I'm not a huge Holmes fan, but am a Ripper fan. Loved the tieins with Walter Dew.
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Meirion James Trow is a full-time teacher of history who has been doubling as a crime writer for seventeen years. Originally from Ferndale, Rhondda in South Wales he now lives on the Isle of Wight. His interests include collecting militaria, film, the supernatural and true crime.
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