"Okay, not a traditional Holmes and Watson tale. As in… No Holmes… and no Watson. This story is all about one question — given that Jack the Ripper was on the prowl at the same time that Arthur Conan Doyle was having such success with his fictional detective, what would Conan Doyle have thought (or possibly done) about this real world case? Here’s the thing — it may not be a Holmes & Watson tale, but I was totally sucked in. Madsen makes a VERY good case that Doyle probably DID get involved and may very well have even had his own suspect identified. The story is a fictional tale of a lost Conan Doyle diary that is rumored to contain the writer’s notes and research on Jack the Ripper. When the diary is stolen, insurance investigator DD McGil begins her own investigation while being pursued and having her life threatened. It’s speculative, of course, but Madsen provides some outstanding references used as she researched the story… and it does make you wonder. All in all, a very fun read.” Reviewed by GeekDad The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper paperback edition is available from all good bookstores including Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Waterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository . In ebook format it is in Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Nook and Apple iBooks (iPad/iPhone). The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper hardback edition is available from all good bookstores including Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Waterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository.
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