Saturday, October 23, 2010

HISTORY MYSTERY CORNER: WHAT ALICE KNEW!

HISTORY MYSTERY CORNER: WHAT ALICE KNEW!

PAULA MARANTZ COHEN

A fun and clever literary reinterpretation, with Henry James hot on the trail of Jack the Ripper

Henry James is suffering through boring drunken dinner parties in London, but when his brother William-renowned for his groundbreaking work in the new science of psychology-is summoned from America by Scotland Yard to help investigate an East End serial killer who calls himself Jack the Ripper, things are suddenly much more interesting.

Their bedridden sister Alice James takes on the role of lead detective, as the three precocious siblings attempt to unravel the true identity of the killer. Searching London high and low, encountering characters both suspicious and ridiculous, they inch closer to a killer neither they, nor readers, would suspect.

1 comment:

Gary Dobbs/Jack Martin said...

I've got to get this one. Thanks for the nod.