Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson
Pages no: 338
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
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...
I swore I'd never read another Ripper book, but everyone told me this one was great, and I'm a sucker for Sherlock Holmes pastiche, so gave it a go. Mostly it had everything I want from Holmes story, with lots of h/c moments, good deducting, a strong feel of London, and some great OCs. I was well pl...
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...
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