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The Last Sherlock Holmes Story German Loyola Rodrigo Rivera
About the author Michael Dibding(1947-2007) was born in England. He went to school in Northen Ireland, and he went to university in England and Canada. His first book was “The Last Sherlock Holmes Story”, in 1978. After that he went to Italy to teach English. Other books were “A Rich Full Death”, 1986 and “Ratking”, 1988, wich introduced Inspector Zen that it will be used in other books. He later lived in USA.
About the book The book is about the case of Jack the Ripper, a man who kills street women. Holmes decides to solve the case and he bellives that the killer was is professor Moriarty, a very inteligent university professor. However, Watson discovers that was Holmes the killer and that he was mad. At the end Holmes in his madness commits suicide so that Moriarty can´t win.
Characters Sherlock Holmes: A famous clever detective, but also a mad killer. Dr. Watson: The best friend of Holmes and the narrator of the story. Jack the Ripper: A killer who rips street women. Professor Moriarty: A very intelligent professor created by the imagination of Holmes. Inspector Lestrade: The inspector of the city who worked a lot of times with Holmes. Mary Morstan: The wife of Watson. Arthur Connan Doyle: A writer who wrote stories of Holmes.
Victorian references in the book The real Jack the Ripper lived in the victorian times. The use of cocaine as a medicine. The means of transport used like cabs and trains. The type of revolver used in the book.
Personal opinion Our personal opinion is that the book was fun and interesting, but it was weird that Holmes was the killer. Is also interesting that is conected with the real world saying that Holmes existed and that Arthur Connan Doyle wrote this stories and that he was friend of Watson.