Dust and Shadow by Lyndsay Faye audiobook

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

By Lyndsay Faye
Read by Simon Vance

Blackstone Publishing
9.35 Hours Unabridged
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Breathless and painstakingly researched, this is a stunning debut mystery in which Sherlock Holmes unmasks Jack the Ripper. Lyndsay Faye perfectly captures all the color and syntax of Conan Doyle’s distinctive nineteenth-century London. In Dust and Shadow, Sherlock Holmes hunts down Jack the Ripper—the world’s first serial killer—with impeccably accurate historical detail and without the advantage of modern forensics or profiling. Sherlock’s desire to stop the killer who is terrifying the East End of London is unwavering from the start, and in an effort to do so he hires an “unfortunate” known as Mary Ann Monk, the friend of a fellow streetwalker who was one of the Ripper’s earliest victims. However, when Holmes himself is wounded in Whitechapel attempting to catch the villain, and a series of articles in the popular press question his role in the crimes, he must use all his resources in a desperate race to find the man known as “The Knife” before it is too late. Penned as a pastiche by the loyal and courageous Dr. Watson, this debut signals the arrival of a tremendous talent in the mystery and historical fiction genres.

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Breathless and painstakingly researched, this is a stunning debut mystery in which Sherlock Holmes unmasks Jack the Ripper. Lyndsay Faye perfectly captures all the color and syntax of Conan Doyle’s distinctive nineteenth-century London.

In Dust and Shadow, Sherlock Holmes hunts down Jack the Ripper—the world’s first serial killer—with impeccably accurate historical detail and without the advantage of modern forensics or profiling. Sherlock’s desire to stop the killer who is terrifying the East End of London is unwavering from the start, and in an effort to do so he hires an “unfortunate” known as Mary Ann Monk, the friend of a fellow streetwalker who was one of the Ripper’s earliest victims. However, when Holmes himself is wounded in Whitechapel attempting to catch the villain, and a series of articles in the popular press question his role in the crimes, he must use all his resources in a desperate race to find the man known as “The Knife” before it is too late.

Penned as a pastiche by the loyal and courageous Dr. Watson, this debut signals the arrival of a tremendous talent in the mystery and historical fiction genres.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“At long last, an author of rare talent combines a thorough, enthusiastic knowledge of the Sherlock Holmes canon with truly rigorous research into, and respect for, the Jack the Ripper killings.” Caleb Carr, New York Times bestselling author
“Lyndsay Faye’s depiction of Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, and their world is exceptional in Dust and Shadow, an exciting and grimly vivid tale that confronts the murderous Jack the Ripper with A. Conan Doyle’s immortal detective better than ever before.” Conan Doyle Estate
“Following in the footsteps of such crime writers as Ellery Queen and Michael Dibdin…the author uses a convincing Watsonian voice to present versions of Holmes and his chronicler faithful to the originals…Sherlockians will hope to see further pastiches of this quality from Faye.” Publishers Weekly
“Faye displays a superb grasp of the known facts about the murders, and she effectively captures the vibrancy and squalor of the underclass in late nineteenth-century London…She knows how to unfold a tale of murder and mystery.” Booklist
“Sherlock Holmes is Jack the Ripper’s mortal enemy, and never more so than in Lyndsay Faye’s Dust and Shadow. This first novel has bags of atmosphere. With a great deal of skill, the fictional Holmes and Watson are carefully woven into the weft and woof of the true-life Ripper story.” Donald Rumbelow, coauthor of Jack the Ripper: Scotland Yard Investigates
“Fans of the Sherlock Holmes stories recorded by his faithful friend and biographer, Dr. John Watson (especially those depicted on public television starring Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes) will love this audiobook…Simon Vance’s fully-voiced narration is excellent here. His ability to capture the essence of each character is superb, each readily identified by tone, accent, tempo, and intensity of voice. Great reading of an intriguing mystery.” SoundCommentary.com

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Author Bio: Lyndsay Faye

Author Bio: Lyndsay Faye

Lyndsay Faye is the author of critically acclaimed Dust and Shadow and The Gods of Gotham and is featured in The Best American Mystery Stories 2010. A true New Yorker in the sense that she was born elsewhere, she lives in Manhattan with her husband, Gabriel.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 9.35
Audience: Adult
Language: English