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The author captures the style of Conan Doyle very well and the secondary characters were good.
More information would constitute a spoiler, and I hope everyone who loves a good period mystery will read and enjoy this lovely book.
I have read all of Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories, and I am also familiar with Jack the Ripper research.
Lindsay Faye's research shines through her books - not the least - Dust and Shadow. Loved the ride-along with Holmes and Watson and even though this and its characters are... Read morePublished 10 days ago by begorra
I loved her other book, but was not crazy for this one. I think that she tried too hard to stay in the same style as the original Holmes books. The language was too stiff for me.Published 1 month ago by Kathleen
Yes, this book is another tale of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.And in this story, they are up against Jack The Ripper (don.t groan). Read morePublished 1 month ago by JayGreg
Lyndsay Faye creates an authentic style and atmosphere. She has done her research on Jack the Ripper, and also stays true to the characters of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson.Published 2 months ago by V. K. Hill
Great mood. Characters have good depth. Finely woven tale. A modern sensibility. Never lost the thread of a good mystery. Nicely done.Published 3 months ago by Carson Wheelss
This book was a great read, I found it very hard to put down. It's a great look at an interesting 'What if ... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Craig P.
I enjoyed this novel which I found very clever, probably not the first attempt to combine Sherlock with the Ripper but in my opinion very well done.Published 3 months ago by Claire M Clasen
When I first saw Dust and Shadow in a book shop, I had no interest at all. Holmes versus Jack the Ripper? Please. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Daniel J. Connelly
A fast-paced read with a very familiar Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. The author captured the voices, habits, and intellect of Sherlock and Dr. Watson very accurately. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Rachel S. Beck