In 1976 an extraordinary document came to light which for fifty years had been held on deposit by the bankers of the deceased John Herbert Watson, M.D. – better known to devotees of Sherlock Holmes as Dr. Watson. Its contents were a continuous narrative and its present publication will doubtless prove highly controversial – if not deeply shocking – to many people.
As Watson faithfully follows the master, recording each trace of the ghastly outrage, the identity of London’s most celebrated criminal comes irrefutably into focus. Michael Dibdin has in no way miscalculated the powerfully chilling impact this revelation will have on readers of The Last Sherlock Holmes Story.