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The Return of the Ripper

(Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mystery #6)

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4.45  ·  Rating details ·  249 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Diamonds can be deadly! In October 1897, a deadly serial killer returns to London, just as Lucy and Jack are planning their wedding and Sherlock is launching a high-stakes investigation at the request of diamond mogul Cecil Rhodes. With Watson, the Baker Street team soon find themselves enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy, with tentacles that reach far beyond the shadows of ...more
Kindle Edition, 431 pages
Published February 2019 by Wilton Press (first published May 17th 2018)
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Coco.V
Apr 17, 2019 marked it as to-read
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Susan
Jun 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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It's 1897 and Lucy and Jack are planning their wedding. But a body is found, making the police believe that Jack has returned. Meanwhile Holmes is asked to investigate the theft of diamonds belonging to Cecil Rhodes. And Watson is asked to solve a series of thefts.
I really enjoy this series, good mysteries, strong characters and well-written. Although this is a standalone story I would recommend reading from Book One, if not already done so, to follow the development of the characters and their
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Mark
Jul 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My love of all things Sherlock Holmes began on afternoons after mowing my uncles yard spent watching old movies on a local UHF station and seeing Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce as the famed detective and his sidekick. For me Rathbone will forever be the Holmes I remember even if I’ve loved all others who’ve played the character. But the stories were limited to those written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and authors who have taken up his character have blown hot and cold. The series of books involvin ...more
Madelon
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Two of the several things that draw me to a book are Sherlock Holmes and Jack the Ripper. Elliott and Veley have combined the two into a tangled web of murder and intrigue. If you haven't read the bio pages, Charles Veley and Anna Elliott are a father/daughter writing team where he writes Watson's journal entries and she writes Lucy James' journal entries. The writing meshes pretty seamlessly between the two. I did find an anomaly in THE RETURN OF THE RIPPER where Watson describes Mrs. Amelia Sc ...more
Argum
Jul 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sherlock is asked by Cecil Rhodes to investigate some stolen diamonds that seem to be funding some terrorist plans. Meanwhile, the Ripper appears to be back as well. Lucy is getting ready for her wedding and her new home. Watson is asked to help an old school friend of Mary's to promote her charity for unfortunate girls gain donors by writing in the Strand. In other words, there is a lot going on. Lucy makes some major personal discoveries about Sherlock in a nice sweet way. And Watson is gettin ...more
Claudia
I have always distrusted books which try to add new characters to the Holmes-Watson dynamic, but here it's done to perfection. Lucy is a great, attractive character, smart and believable. And Holmes and Watson are their true selves, both their characters perfectly captured.

This audiobook can be listen as a stand-alone story, as there are only brief mentions to previous cases and none it's related to the current one.

The story itself has a very well constructed plot and will keep you hooked until
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Tammy
Jul 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was interested in reading this one for many reasons, The Ripper, Sherlock, and his daughter Lucy. I wasn't disappointed at all. The writing was a bit different style than I had currently been reading and it took me a little while to settle into the flow but once I did I was hooked. Sherlock and the group were working multiple angles to events that were occurring and it was very interesting to see how it all came together. Lucy was a strong woman and Jack supported her as well as Holmes and Wat ...more
Felicia Allen
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVED this book. I have always been a huge Sherlock Holmes fan. I have read bad attempts at continuing his story and some good ones. This one is amazing. The author perfectly captured the wit and sarcasm of Holmes. They captured the relationship between Watson and Holmes in a way that it could have been written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This is deffinatley a series that all Holmes fans will love.

It is a series and this is book 7. I believe it could be a stand alone. Only brief mentions of th
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Megan Houde
Sep 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to https://www.smithpublicity.com/ for the book for an honest review!

I must admit I’ve read these books out of order. 🙈 I wasn’t sure which way they went until I came to post my reviews. But that being, it wasn’t hard to keep up with them. I really enjoyed this new tale on Sherlock Holmes and his daughter. They are adventurous and full of intrigue and mystery. I love following along and trying to solve who-done-its.

I definitely recommend this series for the adventurous type or whoeve
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Angel Hatfield
We're in Victorian London for this seventh adventure. Lucy James is planning her wedding and Sherlock Holmes has a new client: diamond mogul Cecil Rhodes. But when bodies are found in Whitechapel, and threats of yet another murder alarm the city, the Baker Street team knows they have no choice. They must catch the killer.
This was the first time I’d read this series, so I wasn’t familiar with these characters. However, I still enjoyed following them on this mystery. I can’t wait to read more from
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Anna Fox
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a fantastic series, and really can not recommend it enough. I will be making the recommendation for my library to purchase this series. Lucy is a very strong character. A good book to sit down and read in one sitting since you won't want to put it down. While you can read this without reading the others, I think you'll enjoy it more by reading the books in order. They are all terrific so it is time well spent.

I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review. - Lov
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A.J.
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Excellent stand-alone tale, perhaps best appreciated read in sequence with the rest of this series.
You do not need to be a devoted Holmes fan to enjoy this book! (Though devoted Holmes fans should rejoice!)

Strong characters, great plotting and pacing, and no loose ends. NOT a cliffhanger!
True to the original characters, with additional new characters who have made me love the originals even more.

Highly recommended to anyone who enjoys mysteries, historical fiction, or thrillers.
Clean and satisfy
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Bonnie Dale Keck
Jan 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Kindle unlimited

There are 2 or 3 more stories before the , hopefully, complete short stories collection, at least to date. I am what is known as a binge reader as well as binge watcher, so have went though the stories somewhat quickly. I am still unsure about him having a daughter, but do not feel that it detracts, and overall seems in keeping with the collections I own, unfortunately only mostly in hardback, soft back, and a couple or so audio versions.
jan
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Very good indeed.

Very good story structure with the character's individual narratives telling the story. I think ACD would be very pleased to see the continuing of the Holmes/Watson legacy and, updating the characters as well to include Lucy....portraying Holmes as a father is opening a door towards many more entertaining, interesting stories.
Looking forward to the next book from these authors.
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claudia ruddy
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Strong series

An interesting explanation of the identity of Jack the Ripper intertwined with the growing depth of the attachment between Lucy James and her fiancee. He seems almost perhaps a little too accepting of her risk taking behavior but their mutual acceptance of their interdependence is fun to watch.
Kimberly-Dawn Quinn
One of my favorite story in the Lucy James/ Sherlock Holmes series. The attention to details both historically and sharing various theories about the Ripper was really engaging. I love the personal back stories of all the characters. I'm ready to pre-order the next book due out next spring! ...more
L Jerome Krovetz
Jul 21, 2020 rated it liked it
Fair

Plot is too confusing. There are many subplot and this cold have been much shorter and would have been better.
KP
Sep 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review to come after it has been posted at the John H Watson Society website.
Sallie Wood
Jan 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Great book

Great book great characters. Great story. My favorites are Becky and Lucy.I would definitely recommend this series and buy the next book.
Heather
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is definitely my favorite of the series. Very nice.
Lillian Chirichella
Jan 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Excellent!!!

These books draw you in. All the characters are wonderful. It keeps you interested from page to page. I highly recommend this bok
Christa Saccullo
Oct 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow!

Whoosh! That was good! What a ride! Loved how he made the Ripper angle fit into the story. And fun seeing such great characters work well together.
Donna
Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kept me wanting to read more

If you like mysteries this is a book you don't want to miss. It kept me on the edge of my seat til the end.
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Mary Beistline
Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Best yet!

You'll never guess. You will have suspicions , always a distraction You are gonna love this one. Thank you again for the entertainment!
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