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The ripper's apprentice

by Thomas, Donald, 1926-

Format: Print Book 1989
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Thomas,
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor - Fiction Stacks
Call Number  FICTION Thomas,
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In Jekyll, Alias Hyde, Thomas's invented Inspector Swain failed to enhance Stevenson's classic. Swain's appearance here also disappoints. The truth in this tale about a poisoner who roamed London's Lambeth area in 1891-92, giving ``medicine'' to prostitutes and dooming them to slow, agonizing deaths, is more interesting than the fiction. Based on well-researched historic records, Thomas's version of the madman hoping to rival Jack the Ripper is, unfortunately, flawed by its very accuracy. The information identifies him early on, leaving few surprises for the reader. Also distracting are pages sagging with linguistic excesses, describing the progress of Swain's romance with his landlady's daughter as she grows from a child to a nubile teenager. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Detective and mystery stories.
Publisher New York :St. Martin's Press,1989
Language English
Notes "A Thomas Dunne book."
"First published in Great Britain by Macmillan London Limited"--T.p. verso.
Description 245 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 0312034202
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