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BrokenTune rated it 1 year ago
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 ...
Tannat rated it 1 year ago
I'm not sure who it was who described this book as being for those who thought the novel Jane Eyre could have benefited from a higher body count, but they were right. I was only middling in my opinion of Jane Eyre, but I quite liked this odd book inspired by it. I'm not sure what to call it, althoug...
Darth Pedant
Darth Pedant rated it 2 years ago
Super short review because I am sick and have the attention span of a gnat: If, like me, you HATED Jane Eyre and thought it would have been vastly improved by a higher body count, THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU. If you LOVED Jane Eyre, this may also be the book for you as it’s somewhat similar, only mor...
Alexandra's Adventures in Books
Alexandra's Adventures in Books rated it 2 years ago
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 ...
It's a Mad Mad World
It's a Mad Mad World rated it 2 years ago
Internationally bestselling author Lyndsay Faye was introduced to the Sherlock Holmes mysteries when she was ten years old and her dad suggested she read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s short story “The Adventure of the Speckled Band.” She immediately became enamored with tales of Holmes and his esteemed b...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 3 years ago
Set in 1845 New York, when the potato famine in Ireland was flooding the city (and a few others in the US) with poverty stricken Irish and at the same time the US hadn't dealt with slavery, yet. It was perfectly fine to kidnap a person of colour and claim that they were an escaped slave, I have seen...
Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 3 years ago
Reader, I murdered him.Like the heroine of the novel she adores, Jane Steele suffers cruelly at the hands of her aunt and schoolmaster. And like Jane Eyre, they call her wicked - but in her case, she fears the accusation is true. When she flees, she leaves behind the corpses of her tormentors.A fugi...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 3 years ago
The year the height of the Potato Famine in Ireland sends many Irish people to New York the city gets it's first police force and one of these men is Timothy Wilde. Scarred by an accident his curiosity forces him to look deeper into things and basically to become the first detective. He's both help...
Shygirl: Reading After Midnight
Shygirl: Reading After Midnight rated it 3 years ago
Jane Steele was a darkly intense historical novel openly fashioned after Charlotte Bronte’s classic, Jane Eyre. Written in a manner befitting the mid-1800s, this may not have been a quick read but it was quite a gripping tale, nonetheless. ‘Killing for love is one of the most tangled acts you can c...
Witty Little Knitter
Witty Little Knitter rated it 3 years ago
"I require your assistance, and you suppose you're too good for my money! Well, you aren't, Mr. Holmes!" "On the contrary. I suspect that I've been too good for better people's money as a matter of fact." The cases Holmes investigates in pastiches are often grand and important. Conspiracies that inv...
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