Dust and Shadow

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Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson
Author Lyndsay Faye
Language English
Genre Mystery novels
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date
2009
Media type Print (Hardback
ISBN ISBN 1-4165-8330-0 (first edition, hardback)

Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson is a non-canonical Sherlock Holmes pastiche novel by Lyndsay Faye which pits Sherlock Holmes against Jack the Ripper.[1]

The book is Faye's first novel[2] and it has the blessing of Conan Doyle's heirs.[1]

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Reviews of Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H Watson have been largely positive.[3][4][5]

Tim Rutton, writing for the Los Angeles Times, stated "she gets the critical component -- Watson's voice -- right."[1]

Caleb Carr, who himself penned a Sherlock Holmes pastiche entitled The Italian Secretary, remarked "Where others have failed, Lyndsay Faye's extremely impressive debut novel succeeds, on every level, providing thrilling entertainment without blatant exploitation."[6]

The Chicago Center for Literature and Photography gave the novel an 8.9 out of 10.[7]

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