What Alice Knew by Paula Marantz Cohen thankfully falls on the greener side of the fence.
Henry James (the author) and his invalid sister Alice live in London. When the Jack the Ripper killings start escalating, their brother William is invited over from the States by Scotland Yard and asked to use his psychological expertise in identifying the killer. His siblings can't resist the opportunity to join him in the hunt for someone who may be in their own social circle. They each use their unique viewpoints to lead one another toward a shocking discovery.
This was an interesting introduction to the Family James. I knew nothing about any of their personal lives before reading this. I, of course, ended up doing a bit of research during my reading and found nothing to upset me which is always a good sign! The actual story was alright but didn't completely grab me. Still, it was an entertaining read and a different viewpoint on the Ripper story than I have read before. I'm more interested in finding out more about the James family and will be looking for other works about them.
Convincing my siblings to join me in a bit of sleuthing,
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