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Dust and Shadow

Dust and Shadow

(2009)
An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson
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"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


From the gritty streets of nineteenth century London, the loyal and courageous Dr. Watson offers a tale unearthed after generations of lore: the harrowing story of Sherlock Holmes's attempt to hunt down Jack the Ripper.

As England's greatest specialist in criminal detection, Sherlock Holmes is unwavering in his quest to capture the killer responsible for terrifying London's East End. He hires an "unfortunate" known as Mary Ann Monk, the friend of a fellow streetwalker who was one of the Ripper's earliest victims; and he relies heavily on the steadfast and devoted Dr. John H. Watson. When Holmes himself is wounded in Whitechapel during an attempt to catch the savage monster, the popular press launches an investigation of its own, questioning the great detective's role in the very crimes he is so fervently struggling to prevent. Stripped of his credibility, Holmes is left with no choice but to break every rule in the desperate race to find the madman known as "the Knife" before it is too late.

A masterly re-creation of history's most diabolical villain, Lyndsay Faye's debut brings unparalleled authenticity to the atmosphere of Whitechapel and London in the fledgling days of tabloid journalism and recalls the ideals evinced by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most beloved and world-renowned characters. Jack the Ripper's identity, still hotly debated around the world more than a century after his crimes were committed, remains a mystery ripe for speculation. Dust and Shadow explores the terrifying prospect of tracking a serial killer without the advantage of modern forensics, and the result is a lightning-paced novel brimming with historical detail that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson
Author(s): Lyndsay Faye
ISBN: 1-4165-8330-0 / 978-1-4165-8330-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

December 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson
Author(s): Lyndsay Faye
ISBN: 1-4165-8331-9 / 978-1-4165-8331-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

May 2012 : USA Audio CD
Title: Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson
Author(s): Lyndsay Faye
ISBN: 1-4417-6812-2 / 978-1-4417-6812-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2010 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson (Library Edition)
Author(s): Lyndsay Faye
ISBN: 1-4417-6810-6 / 978-1-4417-6810-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2010 : USA Audio CD
Title: Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson (Library Edition)
Author(s): Lyndsay Faye
ISBN: 1-4417-6811-4 / 978-1-4417-6811-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2010 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson
Author(s): Lyndsay Faye
ISBN: 1-4417-6813-0 / 978-1-4417-6813-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2010 : USA Audio edition
Title: Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson
Author(s): Lyndsay Faye
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   

November 2010 : UK Audio edition
Title: Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson
Author(s): Lyndsay Faye
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

April 2009 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson
Author(s): Lyndsay Faye
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson
Author(s): Lyndsay Faye
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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