Kevin's Reviews > What Alice Knew: A Most Curious Tale of Henry James & Jack the Ripper

What Alice Knew by Paula Marantz Cohen
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Dec 11, 11

bookshelves: library, mystery-thrillers, england, london
Read from December 10 to 11, 2011

Henry James is suffering through boring drunken dinner parties in London, but when his brother William-renowned for his groundbreaking work in the new science of psychology-is summoned from America by Scotland Yard to help investigate an East End serial killer who calls himself Jack the Ripper, things are suddenly much more interesting.

Their bedridden sister Alice James takes on the role of lead detective, as the three precocious siblings attempt to unravel the true identity of the killer. Searching London high and low, encountering characters both suspicious and ridiculous, they inch closer to a killer neither they, nor readers, would suspect.
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