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The Last Sherlock Holmes Story
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date January 1, 1996
Pages 190
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679766582
ISBN-10 0679766588
Dimensions 0.50 by 5 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $14.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
With the faithful Dr. Watson in attendance, Sherlock Holmes answers the call of Scotland Yard and seeks to uncover the identity of a brutal murderer of young women in London's East End, a killer known as Jack the Ripper. Reprint.
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
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780394500652
 
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 9780571290857 Book cover for 9780679766582
 
from Faber & Faber (August 2, 2012)
9780571290857 | details & prices | 208 pages | List price $12.95
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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
With Benjamin Sobieck | from Ballantine Books (June 1, 1979)

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