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Trying to take on the writing style of a bygone era, plus one of the most beloved fictional characters of al time is an impossibility.
In a style vaguely reminiscent of Caleb Carr's "The Alienist", author Lyndsay Fraye paints a fine picture of London, circa 1888, and populates it with a good cast of characters, both real and fictional, bringing them together in a fascinating story.
The books takes the reader through the Ripper murders and weaves the great characters from the Sherlock Holmes books (Holmes, Watson, Lestrade, etc).
This was a very entertaining Holmes pastiche and a very well written first effort by Ms. Faye. It is not the only Holmes / Ripper story that I have read but it is quite possibly... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Ken
Excellent effort and a thoroughly enjoyable book. The author is to be commended for the manner in which she stayed true to the style in which the original stories were written. Read morePublished 1 month ago by jwinch2
It is inevitable that writers feel a deep-seated urge to pit Sherlock Holmes against Jack the Ripper. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tracey
I really enjoyed the book. Having read Sherlock Holmes stories many times, I thought the author caught the voice of Watson beautifully. Read morePublished 1 month ago by halfpass
I wasn't sure what to expect with this book. After reading the first few chapters, I found reasons to keep reading and put the kids, house, etc. all on hold until I got done. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This was a very gripping, well written Sherlock Holmes story. The tone was so close to Conan Doyle's I many times forgot I was not reading an original Sherlock Holmes story. Read morePublished 3 months ago by J. Frank
While good at evoking the Sherlockian mythos, the deductions and adventures leading to the identification of the Ripper never amaze or thrill.Published 3 months ago by Ina R. Hark
Captured the essence of the Victorian London within which Sherlock Holmes existed and worked. Am not that familar with the original Conan Doyle - although have seem many film and... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jude the Obscure