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Dust and Shadow by Lyndsay Faye
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Jun 21, 2010

it was amazing

I found this book lounging in the new books section of my library and snatched it up as if my life depended on it. I am not a fan of modern crime novels or courtroom dramas, but I have a facination with Victorian England and the dichotomies between the straight laced morals of the day and the historical reality of crime and disrepute.

I adore Sherlock Holmes and have since I was a child. I have followed him through the brooding streets of London many time. I am also facinated by Jack the Ripper. If you share these interests in any capacity, then READ THIS BOOK. For those of you who are familiar with the Sherlock Holmes books, you will find that Faye replicates Watson's narration beaufifully. It reads like Arthur Cannon Doyle himself, no joke. A sassy female heroine rounds out the criminal hunting crew. Read this on a dreary day if you can, with a cup of tea and it will be true bliss.

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