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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Ballantine Books
Publication date June 1, 1979
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780345280671
ISBN-10 0345280679
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $2.25
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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.

Editions
This edition contains multiple works--typically stories or entire novels--that are found in different collections. Below find each work in this edition grouped by how you can find each.
Editions for the work The Last Sherlock Holmes Story
Hardcover
from Random House Inc (May 1, 1978)
9780394500652 | details & prices | List price $7.95
About: Sherlock Holmes answers the call of Scotland Yard and, with faithful Watson in attendance, seeks to uncover the identity of the brutal murderer of young women in London's East End
Paperback
Book cover for 9780345280671 Book cover for 9780679766582
 
from Faber & Faber (August 2, 2012)
9780571290857 | details & prices | 208 pages | List price $12.95
Reprint edition from Vintage Books (January 1, 1996)
9780679766582 | details & prices | 190 pages | 5.00 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $14.00
About: Sherlock Holmes answers the call of Scotland Yard and, with faithful Watson in attendance, seeks to uncover the identity of the brutal murderer of young women in London's East End
The price comparison is for this edition
With Benjamin Sobieck | from Ballantine Books (June 1, 1979)
9780345280671 | details & prices | List price $2.25
This edition also contains The Writer's Guide to Weapons: A Practical Reference for Using Firearms and Knives in Fiction
About: 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.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780345280671 Book cover for 9781599638157
 
With David Morrell (other contributor) | from Writers Digest Books (July 9, 2015)
9781599638157 | details & prices | 283 pages | 7.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $19.99
About: When it comes to writing weapons, most authors shoot from the hip--and miss.
The price comparison is for this edition
With Michael Dibdin | from Ballantine Books (June 1, 1979); titled "The Last Sherlock Holmes Story"
9780345280671 | details & prices | List price $2.25
This edition also contains The Last Sherlock Holmes Story
About: 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.

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