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Read online Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson In Dust and Shadow Sherlock Holmes hunts down Jack the Ripper with impeccably accurate historical detail rooting the Whitechapel investigation in the fledgling days of tabloid journalism and clinical psychology This astonishing debut explores the terrifying prospect of hunting down one of the world s first serial killers without the advantage of modern forensics or profiling Sherlock s desire to stop the killer who is terrifying the East End of London is unwavering from the start and in an effort to do so he hires an unfortuate known as Mary Ann Monk the friend of a fellow streetwalker who was one of the Ripper s earliest victims However when Holmes himself is wounded in Whitechapel attempting to catch the villain and a series of articles in the popular press question his role in the crimes he must use all his resources in a desperate race to find the man known as The Knife before it is too late Penned as a pastiche by the loyal and courageous Dr Watson Dust and Shadow recalls the ideals evinced by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle s most beloved and world renowned characters while testing the limits of their strength in a fight to protect the women of London Scotland Yard and the peace of the city itself by Lyndsay Faye

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Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson
Title:Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson
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Number of Pages:325
Category:mystery, historical-fiction, fiction, historical, crime
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New York City forms its first police force The great potato famine hits Ireland These two seemingly disparate events will change New York City Forever br br Timothy Wilde tends bar near the Exchange fantasizing about the day he has enough money to win the girl of his dreams But when his dreams literally incinerate in a fire devastating downtown Manhattan he finds himself disfigured unemployed and homeless His older brother obtains Timothy a job in the newly minted NYPD but he is highly skeptical of this new police force And he is less than thrilled that his new beat is the notoriously down and out Sixth Ward at the border of Five Points the world s most notorious slum br br One night while making his rounds Wilde literally runs into a little slip of a girl a girl not more than ten years old dashing through the dark in her nightshirt covered head to toe in blood br br Timothy knows he should take the girl to the House of Refuge yet he can t bring himself to abandon her Instead he takes her home where she spins wild stories claiming that dozens of bodies are buried in the forest north of rd Street Timothy isn t sure whether to believe her or not but as the truth unfolds the reluctant copper star finds himself engaged in a battle for justice that nearly costs him his brother his romantic obsession and his own life, b The final installment in Lyndsay Faye s Timothy Wilde series which Lee Child called solid gold and Gillian Flynn declared spectacular b br br No one in s New York likes fires copper star Timothy Wilde least of all After a blaze killed his parents and another left him with a terrible scar he has avoided flames of all kinds So when a seamstress turned arsonist threatens Robert Symmes a corrupt tycoon high in the Tammany Hall ranks Timothy isn t thrilled that Symmes consults him His dismay escalates when his audacious and charismatic older brother Valentine himself deeply politically entrenched decides to run against the incumbent who they suspect is guilty of assault and far darker crimes Immediately after his brother s courageous declaration Timothy finds himself surrounded by powerful enemies who threaten to harm those he cares about most br br Meanwhile the love of Timothy s life Mercy Underhill unexpectedly appears on his doorstep and takes under her wing a starving Irish orphan who may be the key to stopping the combustions threatening the city if only they can make sense of her cryptic accounts The closer they come to deciphering her wild tales of witches and angels however the closer Timothy comes to the fiery and shocking conclusion that forces him to face everything he fears most br br A boisterous and suspenseful book from a master of historical adventure i The Fatal Flame i is a tale for the ages, In Dust and Shadow Sherlock Holmes hunts down Jack the Ripper with impeccably accurate historical detail rooting the Whitechapel investigation in the fledgling days of tabloid journalism and clinical psychology This astonishing debut explores the terrifying prospect of hunting down one of the world s first serial killers without the advantage of modern forensics or profiling Sherlock s desire to stop the killer who is terrifying the East End of London is unwavering from the start and in an effort to do so he hires an unfortuate known as Mary Ann Monk the friend of a fellow streetwalker who was one of the Ripper s earliest victims However when Holmes himself is wounded in Whitechapel attempting to catch the villain and a series of articles in the popular press question his role in the crimes he must use all his resources in a desperate race to find the man known as The Knife before it is too late Penned as a pastiche by the loyal and courageous Dr Watson Dust and Shadow recalls the ideals evinced by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle s most beloved and world renowned characters while testing the limits of their strength in a fight to protect the women of London Scotland Yard and the peace of the city itself, Internationally bestselling author Lyndsay Faye was introduced to the Sherlock Holmes mysteries when she was ten years old and her dad suggested she read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle s short story i The Adventure of the Speckled Band i She immediately became enamored with tales of Holmes and his esteemed biographer Dr John Watson and later began spinning these quintessential characters into her own works of fiction from her acclaimed debut novel i Dust and Shadow i which pitted the famous detective against Jack the Ripper to a series of short stories for the i Strand Magazine i whose predecessor published the very first Sherlock Holmes short story in br br Faye s best Holmes tales including two new works are brought together in i The Whole Art of Detection i a stunning collection that spans Holmes s career from self taught young upstart to publicly lauded detective both before and after his faked death over a Swiss waterfall in In i The Lowther Park Mystery i the unsociable Holmes is forced to attend a garden party at the request of his politician brother and improvises a bit of theater to foil a conspiracy against the government i The Adventure of the Thames Tunnel i brings Holmes s attention to the baffling murder of a jewel thief in the middle of an underground railway passage With Holmes and Watson encountering all manner of ungrateful relatives phony psychologists wronged wives plaid garbed villains and even a peculiar species of deadly red leech i The Whole Art of Detection i is a must read for Sherlockians and any fan of historical crime fiction with a modern sensibility