Sunday, May 10, 2009

Dust and Shadow

Dust and Shadow

Lyndsay Frye

5 out of 5

A fabulous atmospheric historical mystery told through the eyes of Dr. Watson as Sherlock Holmes is entangled with and eventually solves, in only a Holmesian way, the mystery of Jack the Ripper.

In 1888 Inspector Lestrade calls on Holmes to help with the investigation of two murdered prostitutes. What follows is a dark look at the times and people of London as Holmes enlists the help of additional characters that liven up a time that has almost brought Holmes to his knees. Between opiate abuse and being accused of the murders himself, Holmes must survive both physical and emotional attacks to solve the crime of the century.

Faye does a admirable job inputting voice to Dr. Holmes as he , with the reader, seems to be a step behind the great investigator.

I hope that this is only the first of many wonderful books for Faye.

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