Did Sherlock Holmes Creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Know Who Jack the Ripper Was?

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What if notes were found that proved Conan Doyle knew who Jack the Ripper was? Mystery writer, Diane Gilbert Madsen’s newest novel, "The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper," brings to light the possibilities that he very well could have known just who was murdering the unfortunate women in the slum area of London.

Madsen cleverly uses Sherlock Holmes’ own method about the curious dog in the night-time theory in the book.

Madsen's compelling novel takes a close look at perhaps why Conan Doyle never chimed in on the Jack the Ripper murders. After all, he was known to help in other cases prior to the Whitechapel murders but apparently was silent about the infamous serial killer case.

Madsen cleverly uses Sherlock Holmes’ own method about the curious dog in the night-time theory in the book. In Conan Doyles “Silver Blaze” concerning the disappearance of the titular race horse, Gregory, a Scotland Yard detective asks, “Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw my attention?" Holmes responded, "To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time." Gregory then said, "The dog did nothing in the night-time." Holmes then replied, "That was the curious incident."

Madsen weaves an interesting tale with cold hard facts about the Jack the Ripper case. She wittingly uses methods based from Doyle’s own Sherlock Holmes character. Madsen proclaims, “I have always loved mystery novels and been a true fan of Conan Doyle so, it only seemed natural to write about something that has been a part of my life since I was a child.” Madsen’s research concerning the Jack the Ripper case along with information she learned regarding Conan Doyle and the supposed notes he left behind all made for a good mystery read. Catherine Lanigan, author of Romancing the Stone & The Jewel of the Nile said, “It's spellbinding, intriguing...the best book I've read in a long, long time.”

For those who purchase the book they can go to http://www.dianegilbertmadsen.com and enter a drawing to win a trip to London and other great prizes. Madsen thought it was a great opportunity to have a contest that allowed winners to first hand walk the very streets that Conan Doyle walked himself and to even stay in the Sherlock Holmes Hotel. Last but not least they can take the Jack the Ripper tour and see where the actual crimes took place. Contest is sponsored and managed by Leisa Modern Marketing.

There’s no doubt that this infamous serial killer case will always be one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of all time. Madsen reveals in her novel who she believes the murderer was which will explain just why Conan Doyle was quiet about the case. She even makes available on her website a hand writing analysis performed by a highly regarded expert in the field on the "From Hell" letter thought to have been written by Jack the Ripper. To learn more about "The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper" and author, Diane Gilbert Madsen, go to http://www.dianegilbertmadsen.com.

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