Thursday, January 23, 2014

Five of the best Jack the Ripper–inspired reads

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Kat Rosenfield tagged five top Jack the Ripper–inspired reads, including:
Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson, by Lyndsay Faye

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.
Read about another entry on the list.

Writers Read: Lyndsay Faye (April 2012).

--Marshal Zeringue