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Publisher's Summary

Performed by acclaimed narrators Simon Prebble and Wendy Tremont King, this adventure takes place in Victorian London, 1897. 

Sherlock Holmes has been asked by South African mogul Cecil Rhodes to stop an international ring of diamond smugglers. An alluring woman wants Watson to help raise funds for her charity. Lucy and Jack are looking forward to their wedding and moving into a new home. But then a new series of murders take place in Whitechapel, and Lucy is targeted by a notorious killer. 

The Baker Street team will need more than their usual deductive brilliance to defeat their latest adversary, or else the case of the Ripper could be their last.

©2018 Charles Veley and Anna Elliott (P)2018 Charles Veley and Anna Elliott

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A truly amazing story

I have always distrusted books which try to add new characters to the Holmes-Watson dynamic, but here it's done to perfection. Lucy is a great, attractive character, smart and believable. And Holmes and Watson are their true selves, both their characters perfectly captured.

This audiobook can be listen as a stand-alone story, as there are only brief mentions to previous cases and none it's related to the current one.

The story itself has a very well constructed plot and will keep you hooked until the very end.

And the narration adds to the general enjoyment of the book. A very recommended audiobook.

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Great Series

I have listened to the entire series and enjoyed it very much. I love Lucy James and her interaction with Sherlock and Uncle John. I hope there will be more stories.

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Return of the Ripper

Fantastic Story with Classic Holmes and Watson to include Lucy, Jack and Becky. Great narration All around. Very exciting and enjoyable.

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Excellent story, narration, and production

The Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James stories are sooo well done and compelling! Keep buying the next one because I don’t want them to end

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My favorite series

I love this series. It has so much going on, action, family, and love. The best part is how it makes you think . If you like pleasant snooze fest don’t read these. I’m hooked. If you like it you’re one of my peeps. Enjoy

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Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James

Please keep these stories coming. I have been a Sherlock Holmes fan since I was a boy. These stories take me back to a time when all the Sherlock Holmes mysteries were all new to me. I love the new characters and I thanks go out to Anna Elliott and Charles Veley for creating these wonderful stories. Thank you also to Simon Prebble and Wendy Tremont King for bringing these characters to life.

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Enjoyable

Totally enjoyed the book, and really like the use of several narrator's. I would recommend this book.

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Great Story!

I love the Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James stories. This is not the great showdown of good vs evil I thought it would be but still a great Audible listen.

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good one

It was extremely easy for me to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment and I LOVED this book. I have always been a huge Sherlock Holmes fan

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Return of The Ripper

While Sherlock is out trying to stop an international ring of diamond smugglers, and Watson helping a alluring woman raise funds for her charity, Lucy and Jack are planning their wedding and looking forward to moving into their new home.
As these things are happening new murders in Whitechapel are as well, and Lucy is now targeted by a notorious killer.
Will The Case of (The Return of the Ripper) be the last of The Baker Street team


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  • Richard Brooks
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Loved this - much more than I was expecting

I wasn't too sure what to expect from this but it was great. Clearly a work written with love, it explores the historical context more thoroughly than I was expected, introduces a range of likeable characters, has jeopardy and is a genuinely knotty mystery you really want to see solved. It's fun and it's compelling and though not pretending to be a heavyweight work of fiction, neither is it lightweight or forgettable. It was well researched and made me want to read more.

The Ripper is of course a well-worn story line and in less assured hands it usually ends up as some occult mystery hooking in the royal family in some unlikely plot twist - this was much more complex and frankly, much more believable and I appreciated that it animated a London that felt real, rather than a comic book version.