The West End Horror: A Posthumous Memoir of John H. Watson, M.D.

The West End Horror: A Posthumous Memoir of John H. Watson, M.D.

by Nicholas Meyer (Editor)

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Overview

New York Times Bestseller


"As authentically, irresistibly gripping as anything Conan Doyle ever wrote…Don't miss it." —Cosmopolitan

March 1895. London. A month of strange happenings in the West End. First there is the bizarre murder of theater critic Jonathan McCarthy. Then the lawsuit against the Marquess of Queensberry for libel; the public is scandalized. Next, the ingenue at the Savoy is discovered with her throat slashed. And a police surgeon disappears, taking two corpses with him.

Some of the theater district's most fashionable and creative luminaries have been involved: a penniless stage critic and writer named Bernard Shaw; Ellen Terry, the gifted and beautiful actress; a suspicious box office clerk named Bram Stoker; an aging matinee idol, Henry Irving; an unscrupulous publisher calling himself Frank Harris; and a controversial wit by the name of Oscar Wilde.

Scotland Yard is mystified by what appear to be unrelated cases, but to Sherlock Holmes the matter is elementary: a maniac is on the loose. His name is Jack.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393311532
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 06/17/1994
Series: Journals of John H. Watson, M.D. Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 268,532
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Nicholas Meyer is the author of four Sherlock Holmes novels, including The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols and The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, which was on the New York Times bestseller list for a year. He's a screen-writer and film director, responsible for The Day After, Time After Time, as well as Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country among many others. A native of New York City, he lives in Santa Monica, California.

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