The Last Sherlock Holmes Story
By (author) Michael Dibdin
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Last Sherlock Holmes Story by Michael Dibdin
Book DescriptionIn 1888 Sherlock Holmes is languishing for a criminal case worthy of his powers, then one materializes, heralded by the spatter of gore and the shriek of headlines. For in vice-ridden Whitechapel, three female paupers of dubious morals have been murdered, their bodies hideously defiled. And in taunting letters their killer announces his intention to strike again and signs his name "Jack the Ripper." As conceived by the award-winning mystery writer Michael Dibdin, "The Last Sherlock Holmes Story" is a brilliantly inventive updating of the Holmes legend. Pitting master detective against archfiend, steely rationalism against satanic depravity, Dibdin gives us a Holmes who is more complex, more human, and ultimately more fascinating than the one imagined by Arthur Conan Doyle. Here is a riveting combination of history and fiction that confirms Dibdin's reputation as one of the most imaginative and atmospheric crime writers now at work."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780679766582
Paperback / softback
(202mm x 132mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Michael Dibdin
Last Sherlock Holmes Story, Paperback (August 2012)
Three women have been savagely murdered. To calm the public outcry, Scotland Yard approaches London's most eminent detective, Sherlock Holmes, and asks him to investigate the killer. Can Holmes solve the mystery of Jack the Ripper?
Rich Full Death, Paperback (October 2011)
Young Bostonian Robert Booth manoeuvres an entree into the residence of Robert Browning and his wife Elizabeth in nineteenth-century Florence. When Mr Browning is called away, Booth follows him - and is brought to the village of his childhood sweetheart, who is now hanging by the neck from a tree in the garden...
Cosi Fan Tutti, Paperback (February 2011)
Inspector Zen has been posted to Naples in disgrace, where he is asked to oversee the clean-up of the city's corrupt authorities. Like the rest of Italy, Naples is concerned about its image and is trying to reform itself. Zen, however, finds that someone else is already at work.
Ratking, Paperback (February 2011)» View all books by Michael Dibdin
Police Commissioner Aurelio Zen has crossed swords with the establishment before - and lost. But from the depths of a mundane desk job in Rome he is unexpectedly transferred to Perugia to take over an explosive kidnapping case involving one of Italy's most powerful families.
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Author Biography - Michael Dibdin
Michael Dibdin was born in England and raised in Northern Ireland. He attended Sussex University and the University of Alberta in Canada. He spent five years in Perugia, Italy, where he taught English at the local university. He went on to live in Oxford, England and Seattle, Washington. He was the author of eighteen novels, eleven of them in the popular Aurelio Zen series, including "Ratking," which won the Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger, and "Cabal," which was awarded the French Grand Prix du Roman Policier. His work has been translated into eighteen languages. He died in 2007."
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