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

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

Lyndsay Faye


From the gritty streets of 19th century London, the unswerving and brave Dr. Watson bargains a story unearthed after generations of lore: the harrowing tale of Sherlock Holmes’s try to seek out Jack the Ripper.

As England’s maximum professional in felony detection, Sherlock Holmes is unwavering in his quest to seize the killer answerable for terrifying London’s East finish. He hires an “unfortunate” referred to as Mary Ann Monk, the good friend of a fellow streetwalker who was once one of many Ripper’s earliest sufferers; and he is based seriously at the steadfast and committed Dr. John H. Watson. whilst Holmes himself is wounded in Whitechapel in the course of an try to capture the savage monster, the preferred press launches an research of its personal, wondering the good detective’s function within the very crimes he's so fervently suffering to avoid. Stripped of his credibility, Holmes is left with out selection yet to wreck each rule within the determined race to discover the madman often called “the Knife” sooner than it's too late.

A masterly new edition of history’s such a lot diabolical villain, Lyndsay Faye’s debut brings extraordinary authenticity to the ambience of Whitechapel and London within the fledgling days of tabloid journalism and recollects the beliefs evinced by means of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s such a lot cherished and world-renowned characters. Jack the Ripper’s identification, nonetheless hotly debated worldwide greater than a century after his crimes have been dedicated, continues to be a secret ripe for hypothesis. dirt and Shadow explores the terrifying prospect of monitoring a serial killer with no the benefit of smooth forensics, and the result's a lightning-paced novel brimming with old element that may hold you at the fringe of your seat.

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