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ISBN: 0393311538
Author: Nicholas Meyer
Language: English
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (June 17, 1994)
Pages: 224
Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Unfathomable
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 393
Size Fb2: 1253 kb
Size ePub: 1641 kb
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The West End Horror book.

The West End Horror book. This time Holmes and Watson take on a murderer in the West End theatre district and meet, along the way, a bevy of literary suspects including: George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker, and Gilbert & Sullivan, among other cameos. Great fun (especially if you can catch the rather witty literary references that abound) and a "The West End Horror: A Posthumous Memoir of John H. Watson, . by Nicholas Meyer" is another great Holmes mystery by the author of "The 7 Per Cent Solution".

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Meyer, Nicholas, 1945-. Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious character), Private investigators, Watson, John H. (Fictitious character). New York : E. P. Dutton.

The West End Horror: A Posthumous Memoir of John H. is a Sherlock Holmes pastiche novel by Nicholas Meyer, published in 1976. It takes place after two of Meyer's other Holmes pastiches, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution and The Canary Trainer, though it was published in between the two. The plot concerns a series of strange murders in London's theatre district at the end of the 19th century

The West End Horror : From the Memoris of John H. Watson. A month of strange happenings in the West End. First there is the bizarre murder of theater critic Jonathan McCarthy

The West End Horror : From the Memoris of John H. Book in the Nicholas Meyer Holmes Pastiches Series). First there is the bizarre murder of theater critic Jonathan McCarthy. Then the lawsuit against the Marquess of Queensberry for libel; the public is scandalized. Next, the ingenue at the Savoy is discovered with her throat slashed.

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A follow-on to the Seven Percent Solution, the West End Horror isn't quite up to the standard, as sequels often aren't.

Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H). 0 x . 0 Inches. A follow-on to the Seven Percent Solution, the West End Horror isn't quite up to the standard, as sequels often aren't. It's still a good Holmes/Watson adventure, and amusing for the historical cameos, but somehow the horror isn't quite as horrifying as one thought. It is amusing to read the author's depictions of George Bernard Shaw (was he REALLY like that?), Bram Stoker, Sir Arthur Sullivan, and other genuine historical figures.

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Following the success of The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1974) which this may be 2% short of-Mr. Meyer received many communiques as well as this ""long lost manuscript"" of Dr. Watson's, withheld rather than lost. It is roughly carbon-paper dated after WW I and before Holmes' death, and deals with the stabbing of a drama critic McCarthy with a Javanese knife, applied with ""humane immediacy,"" to be followed by the murder of his young ingenue-mistress

"As authentically, irresistibly gripping as anything Conan Doyle ever wrote. . . . Don't miss it."―Cosmopolitan

March 1895. London. A month of strange happenings in the West End. First there is the bizarre murder of theater critic Jonathan McCarthy. Then the lawsuit against the Marquess of Queensberry for libel; the public is scandalized. Next, the ingenue at the Savoy is discovered with her throat slashed. And a police surgeon disappears, taking two corpses with him. Some of the theater district's most fashionable and creative luminaries have been involved: a penniless stage critic and writer named Bernard Shaw; Ellen Terry, the gifted and beautiful actress; a suspicious box office clerk named Bram Stoker; an aging matinee idol, Henry Irving; an unscrupulous publisher calling himself Frank Harris; and a controversial wit by the name of Oscar Wilde. Scotland Yard is mystified by what appear to be unrelated cases, but to Sherlock Holmes the matter is elementary: a maniac is on the loose. His name is Jack.

Comments:

Rude
The book is pretty damn good. It doesn't hold up to some of the writers today in how they have researched how people spoke back then, or how Holmes and Watson spoke courtesy of A.C. Doyle and despite the author's attempt to explain it, the book feels written by an American. However the plot is great and the ending is chilling ghoulish.

My main problem is that the book becomes close to unreadable due to the translation to digital. There is hardly a page without errors a but transformed to hut (multiple times) is but (pun intended) example. These errors aren't in the paperback book version (I managed to dig out my old version and compare) so I have to conclude the editors just messed it up and don't care to fix it.

If it wasn't for the errors in translation I would give it 4.5 stars.
Skillet
I have the printed hardback and that is fine.
Meyer penned a good mystery centering around the London theatre in 1895, featuring prominent people of the time like G. B. Shaw, Oscar Wilde and Bram Stoker. A theatre critic/blackmailer is murdered and Shaw asks Holmes to investigate, then an actress is murdered shortly afterwards. The plot is imaginative with interesting twists. This is a good Sherlock Holmes pastiche.

This 1 star rating solely applies to the current Kindle version because whoever produced it obviously never bothered to have it proofread. Errors abound, such as typos, missing periods at end of sentences, missing beginning quotation marks. Even worse than being pathetic, this shows total disregard and indifference towards the reader community.
Ffrlel
This novel is somewhat anti-climactic. (Not just because it's a Holmes novel, which generally means 80% of the story is investigative dead ends, followed by 2% Holmes having a brainstorm and throwing Watson into a cab, leading to 10% villain's confession, ending with 8% denouement.) Having read Meyer's first Holmes homage, "The Seven Percent Solution," I was hoping for another effort of similar quality. "The West End Horror" does not quite live up to such lofty expectations. Clearly, it is well-written, capturing (and possibly improving on) the flavor of the original Doyle stories, and it is only by comparison to Meyer's brilliant first book that this one seems to struggle. Unfortunately, Meyer just tried too hard with this one to be clever. The "famous people" cameo in "Seven Percent Solution" made perfect sense. Sigmund Freud is a character because he was the most logical person for Watson to seek out, given that situation; he needed a medical consultation in the field in which Dr. Freud first made his reputation before the whole psychoanalysis fad took off. In "The West End Horror," however, the same trick is overdone, making the entire plot seem excessively like a gimmick. Oscar Wilde drops in and interacts with George Bernard Shaw, Bram Stoker reluctantly introduces Holmes to Henry Irving, and Gilbert and Sullivan are on hand to be interviewed about a murder victim. It's a little bit like the beginning of "Titanic," where Rose brings some paintings by Picasso aboard the doomed ship, wondering aloud if one day they'll ever be worth anything. In the hands of a lesser writer this would be a recipe for disaster; Meyer being an excellent writer, it's still a four-star novel. Still, the plot would have worked just as well, and possibly better, had the theater critic been named Bob, the famous actor Fred, the comic opera tandem Frank and Joe, and the gloomy novelist Aloysius, instead of throwing the famous personages into the mix and allowing the readers to become distracted by such unhelpful musings as "Is Meyer suggesting that Bram Stoker and Henry Irving are lovers?" (A: Probably not, but when Oscar Wilde tells Holmes that Irving is possessive of Stoker's time, one does wonder.) Freud's appearance added to the first book. The appearance of the entire membership of "Who's Who in London Theater, 1895 Edition" detracts from this one.
As a postscript, although the story does begin with a stabbing death in London, and although the synopsis on the book cover does point out that the killer is nicknamed "Jack," readers should be aware that this is NOT a Jack the Ripper novel.
Framokay
A fair example of the use of Conan Doyle's characters, though not as effective as "The Seven Percent Solution". As for the kindle edition, misprint after misprint after misprint; very distracting, and detracts considerably from enjoyment of the story. What ever happened to proofreading?
virus
This is an interesting sequel to the author's "The Seven Per Cent Solution." If you enjoyed that book, you will enjoy this one, though it lacks the truly original juxtaposition of Sigmund Freud and Sherlock Holmes of the earlier book. I would rate the book itself 4 stars.
The Kindle edition isn't even worth the one star minimum. As other reviewers have noted, there are errors almost in every paragraph, of grammar, spelling, and such bizarre typos that sometimes I couldn't decide what was originally meant. So buy a used copy of the original book, for less money, and save yourself the frustration of trying to decipher the Kindle hash. Amazon should be ashamed.
Avarm
good read
Zyangup
A great follow up to Seven Percent Solution
Good book but instead of reading it on my Kindle I was proofreading it. Too many typos.

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