Robert Masello’s ‘The Jekyll Revelation’ Puts A Modern Twist on a Gothic Classic [REVIEW]


There are few stories that have endured and thrilled us for as long as Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, has. But is there something more to the story than what first meets the eye? Master storyteller Robert Masello sheds light on the “truth” behind this Gothic tale in his new book, The Jekyll Revelation. Find out what our reviewers have to say about his new twist on the literary gem.

Jathan & Heather

The Jekyll Revelation collage Is there a real connection between serial killer Jack the Ripper, author Robert Louis Stevenson, and the “fictional” Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde? Find out in Robert Masello’s The Jekyll Revelation.
(Pictures courtesy Illustrated London News, Lloyd Osbourne, and Library of Congress)

Good stories linger with us as readers, burrowing under our skin, tickling our imaginations long after the last page is turned. Ever since Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was published in 1886 and Jack the Ripper’s horrific Whitechapel Murders were publicized in the press in 1888, both tales have haunted us ever since. But what if the stories were linked somehow?  And if they were, where is the line between fact and fiction drawn? Author Robert Masello brilliantly blends the two tales to create the unforgettable, terrifying novel, The Jekyll Revelation. 

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