Thursday, August 18, 2011

Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson [Lyndsay Faye]

This novel was truly remarkable, especially in the aspect that it was written in the perspective of the beloved Dr. Watson.  I found this to be an interesting subject matter, dealing with a well known historical event and a well known fictional character.
I give props to Faye because it is evident that she took her time in writing this. While reading it one can tell that she did a lot of research about the time and history of the events and characters involved. You can also tell that she took a great deal of effort to get into the character of Dr. Watson while she was writing the book.
Like any Sherlock Holmes story, this some holds your interest and keeps you guessing til the end! It is thrilling to go on this adventure in the company of Mr. Holmes and discover what it would have been like to try and track down a killer when you can not just scan in a fingerprint and find them.
If you enjoy historical fiction or the adventures of Sherlock Holmes, then I highly suggest this book!

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