What Alice Knew by Paula Marantz Cohen

What Alice Knew: A Most Curious Tale of Henry James & Jack the Ripper - Paula Marantz Cohen

What Alice Knew is a fascinating take on Jack the Ripper's murders. It centres on three James siblings who are trying to find the murderer, each contributing their own unique view to the joint effort.In the end, as the title suggests, it is Alice, who finds the right lead to the murderer. The solution is surprisingly logical, although it couldn't be foreseen, which proves the strength of Cohen's mystery writing.

 

When it comes to mystery and crime, I prefer the books that leave the reader just as much in the dark as the characters are, and What Alice Knew is exactly this kind of book.

 

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