Epub Books Whitechapel ☆ Bernard Schaffer – lavitamin.us
Epub Books Whitechapel ☆ Bernard Schaffer – lavitamin.us
El about Jack the Ripper which it claims to be and it s so full of Americanisms that it isn t even historically accurate to Victorian London I found the lot itself terribly unremarkable and forgettable but that might have been because I was too blind with rage over everything else I really want to get this one and read it It sounds so good I am just so backloggedSomeday1111 Whitechapel The Last Stand of Sherlock Holmes is simply a masterpiece although it is not a typical Holmes novel Bernard Schaffer spins a dark terrifying tale of a serial killer how he developed his insatiable desire and how it eventually destroys him The story is told from the different oints of view of the killer the victims and those who are trying to stop the rampageand those who encourage it Although the story is told through several oints of view the Six Days primary characters are the killer Montague Druitt and Dr Watson Schaffer takes us on Druitt s twistedsychological journey to satisfy his addiction to murder It not a journey for the weak of mind or stomach for it is gruesome and sick right from the beginning But then that is how monsters such as Druitt come to being and Schaffer lays out this Awareness process so we can understand While Druitt is a monster the reader may have some sympathy for him because he comes to know he is a monster and his murderous deeds are eating him alive He doesn t understand why he has to kill and kill in such a repulsive way but we learn why and understand fate was against him Watson is thrust into the unfamiliar role of conducting the investigation without Holmes as Holmes has become a shell of his former self incapacitated by his addiction to cocaine Watson joins forces with the beautiful and engaging Irene Adler Schafferlays Adler s free spirit against Watson s formality as he develops their relationship Together they go undercover in an attempt to lure the killer to attack Irene with near disastrous results Although Watson is engaged to his beloved Mary he cannot help but to be taken by Irene We also see the story through the eyes of Inspector Gerard Lestrade and other officers investigating the murders Through their. A ritualistic serial killer is slaughtering women The Cat Out of Hell police are baffled the media is in a frenzy andeople the world over are captivated by the fiend known as Jack the RipperOnly a short distance away the Great Detective has succumbed to an addiction to morphine and cocaine His faithful friend Dr John Watson and Irene Adler will venture into Whitechapel alone to try and lure the Ripper out of hiding using themselves as.
Eyes we learn that there is never just one victim in a homicide Inevitably the Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work police officers investigating a homicide become victims also Their families also often suffer In the end Holmes comes back to solve the mystery but he cannot undo the carnage and the collateral damage In fact Holmes cannot even affect the capture of Druitt The end of this book leaves the reader unsettled androvoked into thought on one hand and satisfied on the othera sure sign of a great book Schaffer uses the Sherlock Holmes mystiue as a vehicle to tell a much different kind of story His talent is evident as he masterfully develops his characters and weaves them into the many levels of this book I am anxious to read his next offering I was really looking forward to this novel I thought it sounded great The back cover says Whitechapel the final stand of Sherlock Holmes combines the actual events of the investigation into Jack the Ripper s crimes with the canon of Arthur Conan Doyle Historically accurate graphic and bold This is Sherlock Holmes as you ve never seen him and will never be able to forget I have to agree with much of that description unfortunately it wasn t at all what I imagined It was certainly graphic and bold so much so that it completely turned me off the blood guts and gore was over the top Generally I like filth and grit especially rats and Mother India plague But this story was not my cup of tea and I only made it toage forty before realizing that it wasn t worth spending any of my time on It wasn t going to be something that I would enjoy I m not sure who would enjoy this I will venture to say that if you have tastes similar to mine you would not like this I recently read David Pirie s trilogy featuring Arthur Conan Doyle which I really enjoyed and can recommend The Patient s Eyes The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes The Night Calls The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes The Dark Water The Strange Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes The second of the three was my favorite I wish Pirie would continue with in the seriesMaybe fans of horror would appreciate Bernard J Schaffer s version of Sherlock Holmes unfortunately it was not for me. Bait As darkness threatens to consume all of London her greatest champion the immortal Sherlock Holmes will rise one final time to defend her WHITECHAPEL THE FINAL STAND OF SHERLOCK HOLMES combines the actual events of the investigation into Jack the Ripper's crimes with the canon of Arthur Conan Doyle Historically accurate graphic and bold This is Sherlock Holmes as you've never seen him and will never be able to forge.
I was intrigued when I saw this book listed on Goodreads First Reads and somewhat excited when the copy I won arrived The unremarkable cover hid the excitement insideThis is a well told version of the Jack the Ripper tale fictionalized but well based in known facts written with an eye to the Victorian era as told in the Sherlock Holmes tales of Conan Doyle Fans of Conan Doyle s mythic detective should beware though this is not the Sherlock Holmes that he wrote about Our Sherlock in this tale is true to life he suffers from the ravages of his drug addiction One uestion we are left to wonder until near the ending is who will win the drugs or Mr Holmes Dr John Watson and Irene Adler the woman carry a fair The Late Romances portion of the story as wellSince the events of the Jack the Ripper saga are so well known this book becomes of a how done it that a who done it It is only through the author s craft that interest is kept high The book starts slowly and may drag a little in one or twolaces but the reader is than amply rewarded for Passion for Christ, Passion for Humanity persevering Where to beginHavingreviously read some immensely enjoyable stories of Sherlock Holmes versus Jack the Ripper I was looking forward to delving into yet another imagining of what Holmes would do had he the opportunity to consult on such a case Unfortunately this story My Curvy Valentine (Perfect Fit, proved to be a great disappointment as well as a source of anger and frustration In fact I think this is the worst Holmesastiche I ve ever read seriously The biggest injustice of this book is the absolute character assassination of every canonical Attainment (Temptation, person involved Holmes and Watson seem to despise each other Watson is so far from the gentleman any Sherlockian would know him to be to theoint of being what I would call vulgar and Holmes treats Watson so despicably that I don t even know why Watson stays around other than he thinks it s his duty as a doctor to take care of him Lestrade is a drunk who would never have been able to keep his job in such a state But the final road apple on this mud Hatred in the belly pie of a story is the actions of Irene and Watson after their misadventure go belly up No just no It isn t even a historically accurate nov. This is the Gentlemen's Edition of Bernard J Schaffer's shocking novel WHITECHAPEL THE FINAL STAND OF SHERLOCK HOLMES Edited to remove therofanity and gore of the original it is designed for sensitive readers who still want to enjoy a realistic ortrayal of the Jack the Ripper events and a startling new rendition of Arthur Conan Doyle's classic charactersGood and Evil are about to collide In London's infamous East End.