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Oscar Wilde and the Return of Jack the Ripper: An Oscar Wilde Mystery

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  7 reviews
London, 1894. 

When it appears that the notorious Jack the Ripper has returned to London, Chief Constable Melville Macnaghten recruits his neighbor Oscar Wilde to help him solve the case, hoping the author’s unparalleled knowledge of the London underworld might be exactly what the police need to finally capture the serial killer.

In an account narrated by Wilde's close frien
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Hardcover, 368 pages
Published April 2nd 2019 by Pegasus Books
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Stephen Robert Collins
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It is now over five years since Mary Jane Kelly was found in her front room butcher like a suckling pig ready for making black pudding on 9th November the last known victim of Jolly old Jack.
In today's standards The Ripper would have been caught most likely by time killed Annie Chapman with the DNA & fingerprints but in 1888 what hope did they have.?
Conan Doyle the creator of Holmes in unswell twist of Brandreth this time plays Watson to Wilde by telling this suspected return of Jack.,across
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Kevin
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The seventh book in Gyles Brandreth's Oscar Wilde mystery series, "Oscar Wilde and the Return of Jack the Ripper", is the first that is not told from Wilde's viewpoint. Instead, this witty and fast-paced outing is recounted by Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes and a real-life friend of Wilde. Not surprisingly, this deliciously twisty mystery works just fine as a stand-alone thriller. And although this entry is a bit darker than the previous mysteries, it is still an enjoyable romp. ...more
Elexndra
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
same book as Jack Ripper Case Closed this is US Title of previous book! I wish publishers would not change titles when the go from US to UK or vice-versa!
Kathleen Herb
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great twist on the Jack the Ripper story; obviously don’t want to reveal it! Giles Brandreth is head of the Oscar Wilde society, and draws the characters of Wilde, Arthur Conan Doyle, and a variety of other characters of the time with precise historical detail. Be sure to read the notes at the end, they discuss the descendants of some of the characters.
Kathleen
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thoroughly enjoyable. Fiction with a dabble at real history makes for a fun read.
April Oh
May 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Unexpectedly loved this book. Characters were very 3dimensional, writing was engaging, opened my eyes to many aspects of the late 1800s (manners, style, etc). Mostly couldn't put down.
Ray Palen
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Read my upcoming review on Criminal Element.
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Full name: Gyles Daubeney Brandreth.
A former Oxford Scholar, President of the Oxford Union and MP for the City of Chester, Gyles Brandreth’s career has ranged from being a Whip and Lord Commissioner of the Treasury in John Major’s government to starring in his own award-winning musical revue in London’s West End. A prolific broadcaster (in programmes ranging from Just a Minute to Have I Got News f
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