"Lyndsay Faye has crafted an elegant, suspenseful thriller that feels right at home on Baker Street. Sherlock Holmes is in good hands." -- Daniel Stashower, author of "The Beautiful Cigar Girl"
""Dust and Shadow" is fast-moving fun. Lyndsay Faye has done a great job of combining the romance of Sherlock Holmes's London with the menace of Jack the Ripper." -- Phillip Margolin, author of "Executive Privilege" and "Proof Positive"
"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, what remains one of the greatest and most horrifying unsolved murder cases in modern history: the Jack the Ripper killings. Where others have failed, Lyndsay Faye's extremely impressive debut novel succeeds, on every level, providing thrilling entertainment without blatant exploitation. It will instantly take a place of distinction among the best attempts of contemporary authors to continue the work of Arthur Conan Doyle, and is, quite simply, a must for Holmes fans and Ripperologists alike." -- Caleb Carr, author of "The Alienist" and" Killing Time"
"Lyndsay Faye's "Dust and Shadow" is a rare gem: A never-told story about Sherlock Holmes that rings true! The voices are near-perfect, her research impeccable -- all in all, a feast for fans of the Great Detective and the Good Doctor and for those thrilled by the hunt for Jack the Ripper!" -- Leslie S. Klinger, editor of "The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Leslie Klinger and John le Carre
"Any fan of Sherlock Holmes has at some point wished Conan Doyle had set the brilliant detective's singular mind against his most notorious real-life contemporary, Jack the Ripper. Lyndsay Faye finally makes that wish a reality. "Dust and Shadow" reads with authenticity and flavor -- as if Faye had been alongside Holmes and Watson witnessing their greatest challenge -- giving us a novel that Holmes fans, Ripper-case aficionados and all lovers of great stories will relish." -- Matthew Pearl, author of "The Dante Club" and "The Last Dickens"
"Lyndsay Faye's depiction of Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, and their world is exceptional in "Dust and Shadow," an exciting and grimly vivid tale that confronts the murderous Jack the Ripper with A. Conan Doyle's immortal detective better than ever before." -- The Conan Doyle Estate
"Sherlock Holmes is Jack the Ripper's mortal enemy, and never more so than in Lyndsay Faye's "Dust and Shadow." This first novel has bags of atmosphere. With a great deal of skill, the fictional Holmes and Watson are carefully woven into the weft and woof of the true-life Ripper story." -- Donald Rumbelow, author of "Jack the Ripper: Scotland Yard Investigates" with Stewart P. Evans