Sherlock Holmes & the Ripper of Whitechapel


Fiction - Mystery - Historical
219 Pages
Reviewed on 07/30/2020
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite

Sherlock Holmes is called in by Scotland Yard to investigate the grisly murders taking place in the streets of London and find the notorious killer, Jack the Ripper, in the phenomenal sleuth murder mystery, Sherlock Holmes & the Ripper of Whitechapel by M. K. Wiseman. Since his good friend Dr. John Watson got married a year ago, he has seen or heard little from him, and Sherlock Holmes has been principally left to his own devices. During one of their infrequent meetings, John advised Sherlock to avoid getting involved with the investigation of the shocking evisceration of women that had been occurring. However, when Inspector Lestrade requests his assistance, Sherlock takes on the cases. Unfortunately, the police are bungling the investigations and inadvertently destroying essential clues. Simultaneously, John is acting out of character and disappearing for a day at a time. Concerned for John's welfare, his wife Mary consults Sherlock. But the more Sherlock investigates both the murders and the extraordinary actions of his friend, the more the evidence points toward John. Has Sherlock missed an important clue? Or is it possible that Dr. Watson is Jack the Ripper?

Redolent of the classic canon of the inimitable English sleuth and his doctor colleague, Sherlock Holmes & the Ripper of Whitechapel by M. K. Wiseman is a stunning work. It is a brilliant story that held me spellbound from start to finish; I couldn't put it down for anything. Although it is based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's literary characters and London's historical Jack the Ripper, the plot is astoundingly genuine and fresh. Skillfully depicted, the writing style imitates the original series to perfection, and yet, at the same time, supersedes its predecessor. I cannot praise the story enough; it is exemplary! The fictional aspects are cleverly fused with the historical facts, creating a convincing fictional account of Jack the Ripper's horrific butchery that occurred in London during the late 1880s. Filled with murder, mystery, and suspense, this captivating novel will not fail to delight Sherlock Holmes fans and sleuth fans alike.