Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Dust and Shadow by Lyndsay Faye

The letter was written in vivid red ink in an oddly erratic script, and it read:

          Mr. Holmes,       
You are a clever one. Arent you? No matter that you may be devillish clever you maybe the very devil, but not so clever that Mr. Nobody doesn't see you. Yes, I see you clear enough, and I may also
          See you in Hell
          Sooner than you think, Mr. Holmes.


3 Reasons you might want to read this one:

  • If you're a fan of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson and their intricate world of intelligent inquiry.
  • If you're fascinated by the mystery of Jack the Ripper.
  • If you enjoy good writing, engaging secondary characters, and a compelling story set against the historical backdrop of Victorian London.

This book has all of that and more. It's a very readable and enjoyable mystery. I liked it a lot.

Happy Reading!

34 comments:

  1. Hi Lark, thanks for letting us know about this book. It sounds good. I am a fan of Holmes and Watson. The story of Jack the Ripper and London's East end in tne late 19th century fascinates me and good writing clinches it. A perfect book as Halloween approaches!

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    1. If you like Watson and Holmes, you'll enjoy this mystery. :)

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  2. You said the magic workds - Jack the Ripper. Sign me up!

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    1. Right? I'm always drawn to Jack the Ripper mysteries, too.

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  3. It's always fun when you find an enjoyable book!

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  4. You had me with Victorian London - this sounds so good!!

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  5. I read (or rather listened) to this book earlier this year when our mystery group did a 'Sherlock' theme. I liked it very much. It is recommended if you like the Victorian time, Sherlock, and Jack.

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    1. Yes! Faye does those three things very well.

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  6. Argh! Now I’m torn. I’m not a fan of Sherlock but I’m fascinated by Jack the Ripper. Sounds spooky either way.

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    1. It's very Sherlock Holmes-oriented....just so you know.

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  7. I somehow read about Jack the Ripper at much too young an age, and it scared me so badly that I still can't read too much about the case - the same thing happened with Lizzie Borden. So even though I love Sherlock Holmes, I think I'll have to pass on this one.

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    1. If you change your mind, it's more Sherlock Holmes than it is Jack the Ripper.

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  8. I was wondering why Lyndsay Faye sounded so familiar. I read Jane Steele last year. It was a lot of fun and this title (and in fact series) sounds great.

    Holmes and Watson are one of those literary properties that seemingly have an endless ability to inspire other writers (and film makers)!

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  9. I've heard good things about Lyndsay Faye, but I've yet to read anything by her. This sounds like one I'd like!

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    1. It's a good one, especially if you're a fan of Watson and Holmes.

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  10. I think you won me over at Jack the Ripper!

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  11. This sounds fantastic! I love Sherlock. And reading about Jack the Ripper is always intriguing!

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    1. You should give this one a try. See what you think. :)

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  12. Wow that gets one's attention lol! Love the cover too!

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  13. I really want to read this--and the fact that it is by Lyndsay Faye doesn't hurt either.

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  14. Anything relates to Jack the Ripper intrigues me. :)

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  15. I'm intrigued too! I read one of her books before and it was a favorite so I'm curious about this one.

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    1. This one makes me want to read her other books!

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