Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Lyndsay Faye
Rating: 4.5 stars
Dust and Shadow was a really, really good book. It really was engrossing (it was read between last night and this morning), and trust me, those who like to solve the mysteries won’t be able to do so here. (Do people ever do so with Holmes? Maybe - I just end up reading) Anyway, I found this on the Sherlock Holmes Pastiche list I’m slowly working my way down. While I still like the Mary Russell series better, it had a solid plot, wasn’t disorganized and all over the place, and kept true to the way Holmes and Watson were portrayed in the original canon. It certainly was way better than the other Sherlock pastiche on Jack the Ripper…that one..anyway, this isn’t a review of that.
Anyway, it certainly restores my faith in pastiches (there have been some really bad ones..) so I can’t wait to see what other good ones I can find. Does anybody have any suggestions?
P.S. Sorry if the review is horrible. I’m so out of practice, it’s horrible.. A lot more should be coming now that it’s spring break! :)