Dust and Shadow
Book 4 for RIP!..
Dust and Shadow by Lyndsay Faye.
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster(December 1, 2009)
• Sherlock Holmes is one of literature’s most beloved characters: Ever since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created the character of detective Sherlock Holmes, fans have clamored for more. Numerous authors have taken up the task of keeping Holmes alive, but few have successfully delivered as faithful an offshoot as Lyndsay Faye. In Dust and Shadow, she brings an unveiled authenticity to the legendary hero..
• A thoroughly gripping, old-fashioned investigator: Penned as a pastiche by the loyal and courageous Dr. Watson, Dust and Shadow tells the harrowing story of Sherlock Holmes’s attempt to hunt down Jack the Ripper on the gritty streets of late nineteenth-century London. Brimming with impeccable historical detail, this astonishing debut novel explores the ?terrifying prospect of tracking a serial killer without the advantage of modern forensics and profiling. A tour-de-force, this promising debut signals the arrival of a tremendous talent in mystery and historical fiction..
Ok.. so.. if you like Sherlock Holmes and Watson you will like this book! The author has nailed not only their speech (dialog) but the descriptions of the streets and times of Jack the Ripper.
I know those of you younger then me (that would be everyone!) will hear different voices but I heard Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce very clearly! Really, really, well written! I haven’t come a cross many Holmes books done as well as Doyle can do but this is one of them. (two others would be written by Nicholas Meyer).
This was a great read for RIP and I”m glad I had it! I hope others who like Sherlock and are familiar with Jack the Ripper, take a chance and read this book! There’s just nothing more I can say about it !