The Last Sherlock Holmes Story
First UK edition
|Publisher||Jonathan Cape (UK)|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
The novel is an account of Holmes' attempt to solve the Jack the Ripper murders. Holmes suspects the Ripper to be his nemesis, James Moriarty. There is a twist ending revealed the Holmes himself had invented the character of Moriarty due to insanity, and was himself committing the crimes, a twist which some reviewers have found to be clever while others found disappointing. There is also an ambiguity to the revelation as despairingly Holmes tries to explain to Watson that Moriarty has fooled Watson and framed Holmes.
- A Study in Terror
- Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson
- Murder by Decree
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