The West End Horror Author:Nicholas Meyer Selling 2,000,000 copies in early editions, this is 2nd of the rediscovered Sherlock Holmes adventures "acquired" from a widow whose husband was descended from the distaff side of Holmes's family, this mystery finds Holmes solving a double murder in London's theater district. "Don't miss it."--Cosmopolitan. — The West End Horror: A Posthumous Mem... more »oir of John H. Watson, MD is a Sherlock Holmes pastiche novel by Nicholas Meyer, published in '76. It takes place after his other two Holmes pastiches, The Seven-Percent Solution & The Canary Trainer, tho it was published twixt the two.
The plot concerns a series of strange murders in London's Theater District at the end of the 19th Century. Contrary to what the press has sometimes asserted, The West End Horror has nothing to do with (tho it arguably bears subtle references to) Jack the Ripper or his crimes.
Altho this novel doesn't feature a dramatic action climax like Meyer's other two pastiches, the mystery's dénouement may well affect many more people than those of his other adventures. It also includes a 1st meeting between the great detective & Dr Moore Agar, whose "dramatic introduction to Holmes" was one Watson, in the original Arthur Conan Doyle story "The Adventure of the Devil's Foot", wrote that he "may some day recount."« less