"Somewhere in the vaults of the bank of Cox and Co., at Charing Cross, there is a travel-worn and battered tin dispatch-box with my name, John H. Watson, M.D., painted upon the lid. It is crammed with papers, nearly all of which are records of cases to illustrate the curious problems which Mr. Sherlock Holmes has at various times to examine."

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Murder By Decree (1979)

Novelization of the 1979 film starring Christopher Plummer as Sherlock Holmes and James Mason as Dr. Watson. A good Holmes vs. Jack The Ripper tale incorporating a popular Royal conspiracy theory of the day.

THE MOST INFAMOUS MURDERER IN THE ENTIRE CENTURY––

He terrorized a city.
He committed acts of unspeakable horror.
He ruled the shadows and the back alley.
He was called Jack the Ripper––

THE MOST ILLUSTRIOUS INVESTIGATOR OF ALL TIME––

He commanded boundless admiration.
He possessed ruthless intelligence.
He pursued his suspects with unfailing instincts.
He was Sherlock Holmes.
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE! 

Title: Murder By Decree
Author: Robert Weverka
Year: 1979
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Purchase: Amazon.

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