Lynda's Reviews > Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson

Dust and Shadow by Lyndsay Faye
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Jul 14, 09

bookshelves: requested-from-library, mysteries
Read in July, 2009

I am neither a Holmesian scholar, nor a Ripperologist, but I have three shelve of Holmes' pastiches and two shelves of Jack the Ripper books. This is a really good example of both.

What I like most about Victorian literature, both literary and sensational, is the language. That voice is almost always absent from both Ripper and Holmes modern tales. While I don't know enough about the subject to say it is perfect, I feel it was almost perfect.

This was a thoroughly enthralling tale with all the bells and whistles that we fans expect. I know I am going to buy a copy to add to my collection. The one I read came from the library.

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