Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson
Publish date: December 1st 2009
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
I have a complicated relationship with Jack the Ripper fiction. I really want to like it but I rarely do. In fact, the only one I really enjoyed was Melanie Clegg's From Whitechapel and you could argue that it is more a novel that uses the case as background than an actual Ripper-novel. My track-rec...
Some of you may remember from years past that I enjoy participating in a yearly reading challenge in the fall called R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril (or R.I.P.) which has traditionally been hosted by Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings. This year (the 10th year of the challenge), he has asked the amazing...
From the gritty streets of nineteenth century London, the loyal and courageous Dr. Watson offers a tale unearthed after generations of lore: the harrowing story of Sherlock Holmes's attempt to hunt down Jack the Ripper. As England's greatest specialist in criminal detection, Sherlock Holmes is unw...
Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson by Lyndsay Faye My rating: 5 of 5 stars It is inevitable that writers feel a deep-seated urge to pit Sherlock Holmes against Jack the Ripper. The murders happened in the midst of Holmes's career; his contemporary readership mus...
Lyndsay Faye's first novel before she moved on to 1800's New York. A mix of Sherlock Holmes and Jack the Ripper is a difficult minfield of an idea to walk through. Lyndsay nails it. The right amount of reverance and insider knowledge of all things sherlock is evident. Couple that with well sprinkle...