Description - The Last Sherlock Holmes Story by Michael Dibdin
In 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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Format: Paperback / softback
(202mm x 132mm x 13mm)
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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."