The Adventures of Inspector Lestrade
It is 1891 and London is still reeling from the horror of the unsolved Ripper murders
when Inspector Lestrade (that'ferret-
But this is only the start of the nightmare. It is merely the beginning of a series
of killings so brutal, so bizarre and, apparently, so random, that only a warped
M J Trow whirls from ballroom to bar-
"Trow is at his wicked best when poking fun at the Holmes legacy – you won’t believe how Holmes really died! A must read for all Sherlock Holmes fans."
Writer’s Block Magazine (Canada)
"Smarting from humiliating deductive defeats by Sherlock Holmes, Lestrade of the
Yard belies the Great Detective's opinion of him by taking on Jack the Ripper and
unravelling a succession of doggerel-
Marcel Berlins, The Times
"The joke's a good one, and it lasts all the way through the book because Mr Trow is just too good a writer to overdo it."
"The policeman so frequently patronised by the Great Detective solves ten bizarre killings, is twice seduced and finally saved from death as a circus ring's human cannonball. This is murder as vaudeville with Tennyson, Swinburne and Wilde joining the crosstalk. It's a gas."
Matthew Coady, The Guardian