Robert Masello: The Jekyll Revelation

jekyll-revelation

Jack the Ripper

Jekyll and Hyde

 

Time for confession, this book is outside the usual genre posted on Murder in Common. It’s not crime fiction, but as I enjoyed it so much, I decided to tell you about it anyway.

 

 

Based on a story about Robert Louis Stephenson and his book The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Masello carefully interweaves two story lines beginning in 1881 and present day.

Stevenson is ill and often bedridden, as a result checks himself into a Swiss clinic. Among other stringent treatments he’s given an elixir. One evening, he crosses path with a grey wolf and this evolves into a deadly encounter with a clinic employee. Back in London, a play based on the Jekyll and Hyde book opens at the same time that Jack the Ripper begins his deadly work.

Today, Environmental Sciences field officer Rafael Salazar monitors the environment of coyotes in Topanga Canyon, California. The pawprints of a wolf in their territory puzzles him. Wolves and coyotes never share territory. Upon finding a handwritten journal in a trunk washed ashore, Rafe begins reading the words written by Stevenson in the  1800s.

Both storylines are equally engaging and well paced, and kept me from my crime fiction reading. I’m placing the blame firmly with Masello.

~ June Lorraine

 

 

 

 

 

  One thought on “Robert Masello: The Jekyll Revelation

  1. vweisfeld.com
    November 7, 2016 at 6:59 AM

    It sounds like a good one. Stevenson was so ill for much of his life and also once recuperated at Saranac Lake. I’m fond of John Singer Sargent’s paintings of him, languid and attenuated. All that and creating such vigorous characters, living on in fiction today!

    • November 7, 2016 at 1:06 PM

      The painting of Stevenson’s marriage is quite interesting. It poses many questions for me 🙂

  2. December 19, 2016 at 3:11 PM

    Now this sounds intriguing.

Please leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Live Life Love fashionblog

By Daphne van Nierop

I've Got Cake

|| Food vs. Style||

Travel Street

The Memorial- India Gate

The Mundane Teenage Life

Rantings of a bored teenager

Brenda Drake

making connections

Belinda Williams

Author of contemporary romance

The Earth of Brain

Chinese, language, learn, speak, write, textbook, contract, beginner, advanced, intermediate, commercial, marketing, correspondence, characters, radicals, decomposition, business, numbers, numerals

crime thriller girl

crime thriller addict. writer. guilty as charged.

Reading In The Evening

Book reviews from a literature fiend

The Pilot Wife Life

Flying is his passion and he chooses it. He is my passion and I choose him.

AGA Lesiewicz

crime writer

noirFAN

Not only noir

RXCRDV

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

discoveringsooz

I refuse to be fat forever

thisisyouth

On the quest to live an interesting life.

%d bloggers like this: