Dust and Shadows pits Sherlock Holmes against Jack the Ripper. Clever concept with the greatest fictional sleuth of that era tracking one of histories worst villains of that time. Simon Vance is one of the premier narrators and he does an exceptional job in this fast paced thriller. The book appears to be well researched both from the historical facts of the actual case and also in the persona of the fictional characters. Strongly recommend this one.
Haven't read many mysteries, so am glad to have started with this book. Lots of twists and turns. Couldn't put it down. Descriptions and narrative beautifully written.
Recommend to readers new to mysteries and to readers who are fans, already, of mysteries.
No. Because I only reread books I love.
A new Ripper possibility.
I dislike Sherlock imitations but I kept listening to hear the end.
I did not feel it was Sherlock et al. But it was a new ending to the Ripper.
This book is very well written; the story keeps one engaged and interested. I especially enjoyed the narration by Simon Vance. His characterization of the different voices was excellent.
I enjoyed this book thoroughly.. The narrator was solid with the characters. The author's story was well written, vocabulary as Doyle would have used was spectacular.
The Ripper versus Sherlock Holmes sounds like a title fight that's not to be missed. And it has the ingredients you would expect -- or most of them.
What's missing is a sense of menace. Maybe we readers of serial killer novels in the 21st century are too jaded for the Sherlock Holmes style, which Faye does capture rather well. Dust and Shadow is flat and disappointing. If there was a 2.5 stars that's what I would have rated it.
It moved quickly, but had a lot of detail. Not too narrative. Felt like an original Sherlock.
Fun historical mystery.