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The West End Horror by Nicholas Meyer
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Aug 16, 10

bookshelves: holmes, mysteries
Read in July, 2010

I kind of liked this book. Any new Holmes book is worth trying. This outing, “The West End Horror”, was written by Nichlas Meyer who had earlier written “The 7% Solution” which was made into a pretty good movie in the early 80’s. “The West End Horror” is written rather well, the characters all have the Conan Doyle feel to them and even though this book is set in 1895ish you can still feel “old” London coming threw the page.
Holmes and Dr. Watson are on the trail of a killer striking in the West End’s Theater district. With help from Holmes’s friend, George Bernard Shaw, and other staples of London’s theater life, Henry Irving, Gilbert and Sullivan, and even the author of Dracula, Bram Stoker, Holmes works out the details of a heinous crime that could spread the death from the West End to all of London and maybe England it’s self. The back of the book spoke of a “killer worse then Jack the Ripper” don’t be fooled, the killer and the crimes bear no resemblance to the Ripper crimes in any way. Mr. Meyer would work out his take on the Ripper crimes with the book and film “Time After Time” Over all it was a good read and should make any Holmes fan happy. Try and picture Jeremy Brett as Holmes and the bits with him and Shaw are even funnier.
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