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Dust and Shadow

(2009)
An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson
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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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Praise for this book

"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


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Hardback Editions

April 2009 : USA Hardback
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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
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Paperback Editions

December 2009 : USA Paperback
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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
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Audio Editions

May 2012 : USA Audio CD
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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
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December 2010 : USA Audio Cassette
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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.
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December 2010 : USA Audio CD
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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.
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December 2010 : USA MP3 CD
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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.
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November 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson
Author(s): Lyndsay Faye
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Title: Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson
Author(s): Lyndsay Faye
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Title: Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson
Author(s): Lyndsay Faye
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April 2009 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson
Author(s): Lyndsay Faye
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Title: Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson
Author(s): Lyndsay Faye
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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