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Jack the Ripper: Case Closed Audiobook

Jack the Ripper: Case Closed

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Publisher's Summary

London, 1894.

'I am not a detective, chief constable.'

'No, but you are a poet, a freemason and a man of the world. All useful qualifications for the business in hand.'

So says Police Chief Macnaghten to Oscar Wilde in a Chelsea drawing room, in the company of Arthur Conan Doyle. The business they are gathered to discuss is none other than the case of Jack the Ripper, the most notorious murderer in England. And thus the three men set out to solve one of the world's most famous mysteries - the ultimate truth about the identity of Jack the Ripper.

Case Closed is Arthur Conan Doyle's account of the events of 1894, the year of the return of Jack the Ripper. Based on Oscar Wilde's real-life friendship with Conan Doyle and the extraordinary but little-known fact that in 1894 the detective in charge of the Jack the Ripper investigations was Oscar Wilde's neighbour in Tite Street, Chelsea, this is a revelatory and gripping detective story, combining the intrigue of a classic murder mystery with a witty and compelling portrait of one of the greatest characters of the Victorian age.

©2017 Gyles Brandreth (P)2017 Little Brown Book Group

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    S. Rifflart Hampshire 02/07/2017
    S. Rifflart Hampshire 02/07/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "Jack the Ripper unveiled at last?"

    Giles takes us on a memorable outing to a time of fogs and handsome cabs
    He is a great narrator and brings to life both Wilde and Doyle as he would say - quite beautifully. I very much enjoyed it

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    Kindle Customer 22/08/2017 Member Since 2017
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    loved every minute of this book definite recommend to anyone spellbinding read gripping intense awesome

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    S. J. Green Scotland 09/08/2017
    S. J. Green Scotland 09/08/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Cracking yarn! Cleverly done."

    Really enjoyed listening to this and Gyles Brandreth's voice is a bonus. Fantastic idea for a novel.

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    Stuart C. 30/07/2017
    Stuart C. 30/07/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Does not disappoint"

    The latest in the series of Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries. Who better to read it than the author.

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    F. 26/07/2017
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    "Oscar Wilde solves the murders with Conan Doyle"

    First class. Memorable word portraits, wonderful recreation of late 19th century London and beautifully nuanced narration.

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    Pulsesunreal 26/07/2017
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    I was looking forward to this book,being a Gyles fan. Unfortunately I was disappointed. How anyone can make a book about Jack The Ripper so dull is beyond me. No excitement, nothing happens. I kept waiting for the story to kick in, but it doesn't. I will say that it is a clever premise and well crafted. However, it lacks any form of thrill and was frankly boring. Sorry Gyles

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    "Amazing book"

    Great narrative and gripping memoirs from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle teamed up with Oscar Wilde.

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