Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson, by Lyndsay FayeRead about another entry on the list.
A pastiche of the classic Sherlock Holmes stories written in the voice of Holmes’ companion, John Watson, Faye’s novel—which finds the famous consulting detective in pursuit of the Ripper—captures the spirit of Arthur Conan Doyle’s original characters perfectly. Replete with historical detail and lots (and lots!) of deduction, this is an exciting and gripping mystery even for non-Sherlockians. Sherlockians, however, will love it especially.
Writers Read: Lyndsay Faye (April 2012).