Review: Dust and Shadow

Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson - Lyndsay Faye

As both a Sherlock Holmes pastiche and a fictionalization of the Ripper murders, this novel is completely on point. The writing and character portrayal is delicious, the language use is perfection. Holmes is a bit warmer than his original self, but not so much it's jarring.  Just enough to make him a tad more relatable and not quite so tedious.