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Old 08-05-2016, 07:14 PM
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I'm not sure it belongs in this section, not really being a ripper book, but has anyone read Peter Ackroyd's "Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem"? It's apparently a mystery concerning a series of brutal murders in 1880s London, pre-Jack.
It's been on my reading list for a while now, but being somewhat ambivalent about the only other book I've read by him, I've never got around to it.....should I give it a whirl?
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I'm not sure it belongs in this section, not really being a ripper book, but has anyone read Peter Ackroyd's "Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem"? It's apparently a mystery concerning a series of brutal murders in 1880s London, pre-Jack.
It's been on my reading list for a while now, but being somewhat ambivalent about the only other book I've read by him, I've never got around to it.....should I give it a whirl?
I've never read it, but it sounds interesting. Thanks!
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The movie starring Alan Rickman should not be too far away.
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Ah, might have guessed you'd be aware of the upcoming film version. I think perhaps I'll wait for that. I only found out about the movie when trying to find out whether or not the book is based on a real series of murders. Anybody know? Or would that be a spoiler?
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I read the book quite a few years ago, it's an excellent read and beautifully written.

I can highly recommend it,
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I agree. I enjoyed the story and the writing. The US edition is titled The Trial of Elizabeth Cree. The book is fiction although it refers to real contemporary figures and has allusions to the Maybrick case.
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Cheers chaps.
Hmm, maybe I will give it a go then. Next question....do I read the book before or after seeing the film?
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Read the book first. Its a great read with a twist. Ackroyd has looked at several murders and invented an interesting murder mystery using some of the elements of Music Hall, and Religion and East End life in the mix. All Ackroyd's novels are worth reading as they are steeped in London History,

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Cheers chaps.
Hmm, maybe I will give it a go then. Next question....do I read the book before or after seeing the film?
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