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Think You Know "Jack"? Check Out This Book, and Think Again.

Think You Know "Jack"? Check Out This Book, and Think Again.

Posted: 2022/11/22

The Most Controversial
"Jack the Ripper"
Theory in Recent History
(perfect for True Crime fans!)

Garden City Park, NY: Looking for your next excellent True Crime book? Then look no further—Square One's still-controversial backlist title The Strange Case of Dr. Doyle: A Journey into Madness & Mayhem is here.

The book—which suggests that the infamous “Jack the Ripper” and famous Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle were the same man—is now available in both its original hardcover format ($29.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0348-6 ) and also the revised 2019 trade paperback edition ($17.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0431-5), which features some excellent new artwork from famed comic book artist John Romita, Jr.).

The book’s authors, medical-doctor son/father  team Daniel Friedman and Eugene Friedman, have defended their theory on the Travel Channel’s popular investigative show America Unearthed hosted by Scott Wolter—and world-renowned Ripperologist expert Paul Begg has declared the Friedmans’ book “a gripping and fascinating read.”

Here’s what others have said about The Strange Case of Dr. Doyle:

“A spectacular undertaking.” —The Durango Herald

Engaging . . . bound to be read by fans of Victorian murder.” —Library Journal

Extremely insightful, and well researched . . . illuminating.” —Detective Mystery Stories

“Allows us to peek inside the mind of Arthur Conan Doyle.” —Booklist

“[R]aise[s] intriguing questions and possibilities.”
                                                 —Kirkus Reviews

As we head into the Spring 2023 publishing season, be on the lookout for a new title from the authors of The Strange Case of Dr. Doyle. This new hardcover is titled Doyle's World—Lost & Found: The Unknown Histories of Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ($21.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0448-3), and its chief focus will land on the remarkable ways in which Doyle wove the facts of his life within the fabric of his fiction (among his various other works).

Square One titles are available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble,, and wherever else books are sold. (If they sell books, they can get this one for you.) Within the trade, our titles are available through Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Follett, and Brodart among other distributors. Or you can order from Square One directly by calling 516-535-2010. You can also fax us at 516-535-2014.

We hope that you will check out these books . . . perhaps get a copy for a friend or loved one who's a big True Crime fan . . . and we wish you a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

The Strange Case of Dr. Doyle

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 ...
9780757004315 Paperback (Revised)

Doyle’s World—Lost & Found

​​Doyle's World is no ordinary biography about one of the world’s most influential writers. It is instead a work that deciphers the cryptic origins and actual scientific methods used by fiction’s most famous consulting detective Sherlock Holmes—a work that provides a detailed look into the psyche of Holmes’ creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The book follows Doyle’s illustrious ...
9780757004483 Hardback (Trade paperback (US))
Coming Soon
 - Release: 10/03/2023

The Strange Case of Dr. Doyle

In the spring of 1905, members of an exclusive club of crime enthusiasts known as Our Society were taken on a guided excursion through Whitechapel, one of London’s most notorious districts, by Dr. Frederick Gordon Brown, the chief police surgeon for the City of London. But this was no ordinary sightseeing tour. The focus of the outing was Jack the Ripper’s reputed murder sites, and among the ...
9780757003486 Hardback