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The Strange Case of Dr. Doyle: A Journey…

The Strange Case of Dr. Doyle: A Journey into Madness & Mayhem (2015)

by Daniel Friedman MD

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We dedicate this book to our wives,
Elena Friedman and Sheryl Friedman,
who sacrificed their time and unconditionally
devoted themselves to ensuring that
this work of ours came to print.
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In 1901, British stage actor Harry Brodribb Irving hosted a dinner party at his London home.
On May 22, 1859, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Charles and Mary Doyle witnessed the arrival of their first male offspring.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0757003486, Hardcover)

London. 1910. A procession of well-attired gentlemen and ladies are clearly
out of place among the stalls and pushcarts of the Whitechapel District. As
the group makes its way through the crowded streets, the tour guide stops
now and then to point out various places where the mutilated bodies of the
women had been found. Although the murders occurred twenty-two years
prior, the man leading the group seems to know every detail and aspect of
each slaying. Of those things he does not know, he offers freely his own
insightful conjecture. This is, however, no average tour of brutal acts. It is
a close look at infamous serial killer Jack the Ripper s trail of blood. And the
man leading the group is none other than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle famous
creator of fictional character Sherlock Holmes, the world s greatest detective.
In The Strange Case of Dr. Doyle, we learn what draws one famous
Englishman to another in ways that are as fascinating as they are shocking.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle actually led a tour group to the sites of the Whitechapel
Murders in the year 1910. While we do not have an existing description of
that tour, authors Daniel Friedman, MD, and Eugene Friedman, MD, have
meticulously pieced together Doyle s own words to create a riveting account
of his publicly stated beliefs on each of these horrific murders. As Doyle takes
the group on his tour, the reader learns about the victims and the way each
died. The authors have also included new pieces of evidence to understand
better the murderer known to history only as Jack the Ripper.
Interspersed throughout the tour is the Friedmans unique and well-researched
account of the life of the young Conan Doyle, which was shrouded in more
mystery than any of his own works of fiction. The authors have uncovered
facts about which few, if any, Doyle biographers have ever been aware. Doyle
was able to reinvent himself so fully through his own writings that few
recognized the more disturbing elements that were cut out of his own life
story. What these two authors have uncovered in their investigation of Jack
the Ripper and Sir Arthur will no doubt spark passion and debate among
Sherlockians for years to come. The Strange Case of Dr. Doyle proves once
again that truth elementary as it may be is always stranger than fiction.

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Explores Arthur Conan Doyle's fascination with the Jake the Ripper case.

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