Quote: "You're right, I chose chemistry as advanced course in specialist subjects ( if that's the term lol )."
That was easier to figure out than who Jack the Ripper was. (elementary is your clue for that one Watson)
I found it humorous that an intentionally misspelled letter could throw them off so easily, and how his novel's character poked fun of their incompetency and pointed out their lack of discovering details to the clues they had available that would have solved the case.
H. H. Holmes
was my second suspect, considering that time frame and the circumstances of the case. (he was a surgeon as police suspected the killer to be - was the name Holmes a coincidence? or did Sir Arthur Conan Doyle know who the killer was, but wanted the police to discover it by their own deduction rather than tell them?)
Too bad the lack of records for that era prevents confirmation of either of their whereabouts at the time. (although H. H. Holmes was believed to have traveled to London on several occasions, he may have used another alias for the ships' records)
I am convinced it was one of the two though. (pay attention to the date of the short story that inspired the character of Sherlock Holmes and the novel itself)
Quote: ""There's the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it.""
Even when mapping the novel's location of Sherlock's residence and the Jack the Ripper murders, you will find that they are not that far apart. (both near the river, as the brother's name Mycroft suggests, but in opposite directions of the center of greater London)
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