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Publisher Description

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 unwavering in his quest to capture the killer responsible for terrifying London’s East End. He hires an “unfortunate” known as Mary Ann Monk, the friend of a fellow streetwalker who was one of the Ripper’s earliest victims; and he relies heavily on the steadfast and devoted Dr. John H. Watson. When Holmes himself is wounded in Whitechapel during an attempt to catch the savage monster, the popular press launches an investigation of its own, questioning the great detective’s role in the very crimes he is so fervently struggling to prevent. Stripped of his credibility, Holmes is left with no choice but to break every rule in the desperate race to find the madman known as “the Knife” before it is too late.

A masterly re-creation of history’s most diabolical villain, Lyndsay Faye’s debut brings unparalleled authenticity to the atmosphere of Whitechapel and London in the fledgling days of tabloid journalism and recalls the ideals evinced by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most beloved and world-renowned characters. Jack the Ripper’s identity, still hotly debated around the world more than a century after his crimes were committed, remains a mystery ripe for speculation. Dust and Shadow explores the terrifying prospect of tracking a serial killer without the advantage of modern forensics, and the result is a lightning-paced novel brimming with historical detail that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2009
April 28
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Simon & Schuster
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
2.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Peter 14 ,

Good Tale

Good story told by Watson. Somewhat predictable but enjoyable.

Suckered by LastPass ,

Terrible!!

The dialogue bears no resemblance to that of Doyle. Barely understandable. Instead of researching by actually reading Doyle, the author chose to take a deep dive into the most obscure and unintelligible Victorian usage of the English language. I would normally give a book of this poor quality one star and move on. However this was so bad it demanded a commentary

rmb901 ,

Fabulous

An amazing book and so much fun to read. Holmes & Watson speak and interact as though written by Conan Doyle and the Ripper story is well told. I felt myself back in 1888 London and enjoyed every minute.

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