Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson investigate the case of a kidnapped child. With no ransom note, and a sinister connection to the highest echelons of Victorian society, the companions' lives are in danger. What is the child's true heritage? And what is the connection with the vicious Whitechapel murders?
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I am a very big fan of Sherlock Holmes stories and I quite enjoy the new ones that are written these days. Some of them are set in modern times, some are authentical as much as possible. Many authors try to write in Artur Conan Doyle's style, but very few can do it successfully. I think that David Stuart Davies did a really good job here, including real facts to spice up a fictional story.
This time, the great detective and his companion are contacted by a desperate father whose son has been kidnapped. The father is rich, but he has no political influence or well-known enemies who would do such a horrible thing. Also, there is no call for ransom. Who has kidnapped the innocent child?
The investigation leads Sherlock Holmes and D-r Watson far more than they expected. The kidnapping of the child is just the beginning of the bigger conspiracy. A conspiracy that can affect the throne and change the history of England.
While reading the book, I was little sceptical about certain things, like the use of the telephone. But after googling the history of the telephone in UK, I've found it quite plausible. Not sure that private homes had telephones at that time, but that didn't stop me enjoying the story. Also including Jack the Ripper in the story was a quite interesting moment. And, no, I won't reveal more.
The Ripper Legacy is one new further adventure of the great detective Sherlock Holmes and his friend D-r Watson. Well-written, full of conspiracy theories and twists and turnovers, it captures your attention till the very last page. If you love mysteries and conspiracies, get ready for an adventure. Because reading this book is a real adventure.
My opinion: 4,5 / 5.
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