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The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper

The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper, uncovers clues as to “Why the Dog Did Not Bark in the Night.” Sherlock Holmes concluded that it was because the intruder was known to the dog. Madsen’s new mystery questions whether the identity of one of the greatest criminals of all time, Jack the Ripper, was deduced by Conan Doyle. Conan Doyle was already famous with his popular Sherlock Holmes stories when Jack the Ripper struck London in October 1888. Why was Conan Doyle silent about this case? Find out in The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper.

What a fascinating, believable, well-researched novel. It’s not only one mystery encircled by another, but a string of sub-mysteries that moves forward relentlessly and delightfully from beginning to end. The characters are convincing and the action and surprises move the suspense forward from page to page. All the loose ends are tied up in a most satisfying way. Ms. Madsen’s style is lucid with plenty of dialogue, internal and external, to tell the tale.” –  Mark Levy

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The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper paperback edition is available from all good bookstores including   Amazon USAAmazon UKWaterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository . In ebook format it is in Amazon Kindle,  KoboNook and Apple iBooks (iPad/iPhone).

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The Last Confession of Sherlock Holmes

Kieran Lyne is the youngest author ever to receive the Conan Doyle Estate seal for his Jack The Ripper thriller – The Last Confession of Sherlock Holmes  Now out on Audio.

The story – In the dawn of 1891 Sherlock Holmes is locked in a deadly game of wits with the sinister Professor James Moriarty; but events will soon transpire which will question the very outcome of Reichenbach. With Holmes presumed dead, the streets of London are panic-stricken, as a resurrected terror takes hold of the city; whilst in the upper-echelons of Government, a singular, undetectable force can once again be felt manipulating the criminal underworld. The ever reliable Dr. Watson has deceived us all, as he finally reveals the far more shocking events which led to both the return of Sherlock Holmes and his involvement in the suppression of London’s most notorious criminal.

The story grabs one’s attention from the first chapter and keeps it firmly in its grasp to the final word. The pace is smooth, easy flowing, yet packed with conundrums that always bring up further complications… I found this book delightful, and one of the best non-canonical aligned pastiches out there at the moment.” – The Raven

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The Last Confession of Sherlock Holmes is available from all good bookstores including The Strand Magazine,  Amazon USAAmazon UKWaterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository . In ebook format it is in KindleKoboNook and Apple iBooks(iPad/iPhone).

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The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper

“The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper,” uncovers clues as to Why the Dog Did Not Bark in the Night.  Sherlock Holmes concluded that it was because the intruder was known to the dog.  Madsen’s new mystery questions whether the identity of one of the greatest criminals of all time, Jack the Ripper, was deduced by Conan Doyle. Conan Doyle was already famous with his popular Sherlock Holmes stories when Jack the Ripper struck London in October 1888. Why was Conan Doyle silent about this case?  Find out in “The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper.”

Diane Gilbert Madsen’s The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper was the best book I’ve read in a long, long time. I was hooked by page six and couldn’t stop reading. Spellbinding, intriguing and with a beguiling wit, Ms. Madsen delighted me to no end. –Catherine Lanigan, author, Romancing the Stone, The Jewel of the Nile, and Love Shadows.

The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper paperback edition is available from all good bookstores including   Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Waterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository . In ebook format it is in Amazon Kindle,  Kobo, Nookand Apple iBooks (iPad/iPhone).

The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper hardback edition is available from all good bookstores including  Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Waterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository.

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Review of The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper

“Diane Gilbert Madsen has given readers another winner in the DD McGill Literati Mystery Series. The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper is a marvelous tale of DD McGill who is an investigator for insurance fraud and her bookseller friend, Tom Joyce, who is asked to assess the value of the literary estate of a wealthy Chicago estate owner. McGill immediately alienates herself from those associated with the estate and Tom experiences a nasty fall down a flight of stairs. Even though the police believe the fall to be an accident, McGill is convinced it was an attempted murder. In a move to gather evidence illegally, McGill is discovered and arrested. Her antics don’t end there as Tom convinces her to become even more involved in the estate owner’s diary, which has now mysteriously disappeared.
McGill’s personality is so lovable that any reader will immediately forgive her illegal activities in the name of justice. And Tom’s persistence in pursuing clues that might lead to the identity of Jack the Ripper is nothing short of pathological but in a charming way! The secret to the mystery just might lie in long-lost notes taken by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Neither McGill nor Tom will rest until things are set straight. The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper is a great mystery read by itself but Madsen’s characterizations make the reader bound and determined to make this a one-sitting reading experience. This one has it all: a stalker, attempted murder, murder and a fire that threatens to undermine the two sleuths’ abilities to solve their own mystery.”

Reviewed by Karen Pirnot for Readers’ Favorite

The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper paperback edition is available from all good bookstores including   Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Waterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository . In ebook format it is in Amazon Kindle,  Kobo, Nookand Apple iBooks (iPad/iPhone).

The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper hardback edition is available from all good bookstores including  Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Waterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository.

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The Conan Doyle Notes is shortlisted for Best Suspense novel in the LOVEY Awards

The Conan Doyle Notes is shortlisted for Best Suspense novel in the LOVEY Awards

BEST SUSPENSE
Black Stiletto: Secrets and Lies / Raymond Benson
Once Upon a Crime / Evelyn Cullet
The Conan Doyle Notes / Diane Gilbert Madsen
Titania’s Suitor / C.L. Shore
The House on the Dunes / Nancy Sweetland
Murder Across the Ocean / Charlene Wexler

Winners will be announced at the Love Is Murder Conference in Chicago on February 7th.

The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper paperback edition is available from all good bookstores including   Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Waterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository . In ebook format it is in Amazon KindleKobo, Nook and Apple iBooks (iPad/iPhone).

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New review of The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper

“Okay, not a traditional Holmes and Watson tale. As in… No Holmes… and no Watson. This story is all about one question — given that Jack the Ripper was on the prowl at the same time that Arthur Conan Doyle was having such success with his fictional detective, what would Conan Doyle have thought (or possibly done) about this real world case? Here’s the thing — it may not be a Holmes & Watson tale, but I was totally sucked in. Madsen makes a VERY good case that Doyle probably DID get involved and may very well have even had his own suspect identified.

The story is a fictional tale of a lost Conan Doyle diary that is rumored to contain the writer’s notes and research on Jack the Ripper. When the diary is stolen, insurance investigator DD McGil begins her own investigation while being pursued and having her life threatened. It’s speculative, of course, but Madsen provides some outstanding references used as she researched the story… and it does make you wonder. All in all, a very fun read.”

Reviewed by GeekDad

The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper paperback edition is available from all good bookstores including   Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Waterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository . In ebook format it is in Amazon KindleKobo, Nook and Apple iBooks (iPad/iPhone).

The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper hardback edition is available from all good bookstores including  Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Waterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository.

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Review of The Conan Doyle Notes The Secret of Jack the Ripper

“Diane Gilbert Madsen has given readers another winner in the DD McGill Literati Mystery Series. The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper is a marvelous tale of DD McGill who is an investigator for insurance fraud and her bookseller friend, Tom Joyce, who is asked to assess the value of the literary estate of a wealthy Chicago estate owner. McGill immediately alienates herself from those associated with the estate and Tom experiences a nasty fall down a flight of stairs. Even though the police believe the fall to be an accident, McGill is convinced it was an attempted murder. In a move to gather evidence illegally, McGill is discovered and arrested. Her antics don’t end there as Tom convinces her to become even more involved in the estate owner’s diary, which has now mysteriously disappeared.

McGill’s personality is so lovable that any reader will immediately forgive her illegal activities in the name of justice. And Tom’s persistence in pursuing clues that might lead to the identity of Jack the Ripper is nothing short of pathological but in a charming way! The secret to the mystery just might lie in long-lost notes taken by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Neither McGill nor Tom will rest until things are set straight. The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper is a great mystery read by itself but Madsen’s characterizations make the reader bound and determined to make this a one-sitting reading experience. This one has it all: a stalker, attempted murder, murder and a fire that threatens to undermine the two sleuths’ abilities to solve their own mystery.”

Reviewed by Karen Pirnot for Readers’ Favorite

The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper paperback edition is available for pre order from all good bookstores including   Amazon USAAmazon UKWaterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository .

The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper hardback edition is available for pre order from all good bookstores including  Amazon USAAmazon UKWaterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository.

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