Lestrade and the Ripper by M. J. Trow
(The Lestrade Mystery Series) (Volume 6)

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Go back in time to 1888. London is horrified by a series of brutal killings. Dead prostitutes are turning up all over Whitechapel. But these aren't the only murders to perplex the brains of Scotland Yard. In Brighton, another body is discovered. It falls to the Yard's Inspector Sholto Lestrade to look into these killings.
 

About M. J. Trow

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Author M. J. Trow was born in Ferndale, South Wales in 1949. He graduated from King's College, London and Cambridge. He writes the Lestrade Mystery series and the Peter Maxwell Mystery series. He has also written biographies on Kit Marlowe, Vlad the Impaler, Boudicca and Cnut. He also teaches history and politics at Ryde High School. He currently lives on the Isle of Wight.
 
Published May 7, 2013 by Thistle Publishing. 266 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Horror, Crime. Fiction

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0-89526-311-4): As if his hands weren’t full enough with the depradations of Whitechapel’s gift to history, Inspector Sholto Lestrade (Lestrade and the Deadly Game, p.

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Still smarting from the official debacle of the Ripper murders, Lestrade must now trail a diabolical killer whose motiveless murdering spree follows a series of fictional characters in a cautionary children's tale.

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It's 1897, and--as Trow tells us when Lestrade meets Dr. John Watson--the exploits of the ""late and legendary Sherlock Holmes"" are being ""embroidered and indeed invented by Watson's coauthor, another quack by the name of Conan Doyle: ""Conan the Barbarian, as one reviewer had called him."" You...

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Mystery fans may recall Inspector Lestrade as a decidedly inferior policeman who appears in the Holmes canon.

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Lestrade and Emma go underground to investigate the killings of a female cousin of playwright George Bernard Shaw, a Belgian diplomat, a Russian sailor and a Bedouin who's found dead in full desert dress on Hampstead Heath.

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Soon, Lestrade is investigating the Ripper murders as well as the rising body count at Rhadegund Hall, and in doing so the long-suffering inspector must contend with both the incompetence of his superiors (who destroy vital evidence) and the quirks of the school's masters.

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