Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson
Publish date: December 1st 2010
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
I started listening to the audiobook yesterday morning while trying to avoid having to go out into the snowy madness of town, and then got distracted by doing household chores. However, there was a point where Faye's grumpy version Holmes (not how I see the original character, but it may well be ...
As both a Sherlock Holmes pastiche and a fictionalization of the Ripper murders, this novel is completely on point. The writing and character portrayal is delicious, the language use is perfection. Holmes is a bit warmer than his original self, but not so much it's jarring. Just enough to make him ...
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...
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...