Dust and Shadow

Author: Lyndsay Faye

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416583629

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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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.

The Whole Art of Detection

Author: Lyndsay Faye

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802189369

Category: Fiction

Page: 388

View: 4519

This collection of short mysteries by the international-bestselling author of Dust and Shadow “belongs on the top shelf with the very best of Doyle’s” (Nicholas Meyer, author of The Seven-Per-Cent Solution). Inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson, Edgar Award–finalist Lyndsay Faye has masterfully woven these quintessential characters into her own works of fiction—from her acclaimed debut novel, Dust and Shadow, to a series of short stories for the Strand Magazine, whose predecessor published the first Sherlock Holmes story in 1892. The best of Faye’s Sherlockian tales, including two new works, are brought together in a collection that spans the character’s career, from self-taught upstart to lauded detective, both before and after he faked his own death over a Swiss waterfall in 1894. In “The Lowther Park Mystery,” 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. “The Adventure of the Thames Tunnel” brings Holmes’s attention to the 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, outright villains, and even a peculiar species of deadly red leech, The Whole Art of Detection is a must-read for any fan of historical crime fiction. “If Lyndsay Faye’s byline weren’t on the cover, readers might deduce that the Sherlock Holmes mysteries in The Whole Art of Detection actually came from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.” —David Martindale, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Dust and Shadow

Author: Lindsey Pogue

Publisher: Roar Press LLC


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4793

Sandstorms. Scandal. Secrets. It’s been two centuries since the boom of the Industrial Revolution sent the Victorian world into a devastating climatic shift. Now, chivalry is dead and the frills and frivolities of the romantic era are no more than a fading memory. In Sagebrush Canyon, thirst rules, ignorance is power, and nothing is as it seems. Jo has kept to the safety of her family’s farm, desperate to forget the horrific day that took her mother and left Jo battered and broken. But the marshal of Sagebrush is everywhere--he controls everything--and for years Jo has had to stomach the false pleasantries and knowing glint in the eyes of the man who killed her mother. When Jo discovers how deep the marshal’s seedy dealings run, she decides that fear will no longer keep her silent. But just when Jo plans to expose him for what he really is, the marshal plays a card of his own—his notoriously scandalous son, Clayton. As Jo and Clayton are thrust together, lines become blurred, truths are revealed, and Jo must decide what she is willing to sacrifice in exchange for retribution. Dust and Shadow is a post-apocalyptic love story and Victorian adventure set in a devastated and forgotten world of the American wild west. Forgotten Lands is an alternative history series, exploring the aftermath of the Industrial Revolution that changed nineteenth-century life and created a world fraught with floods, droughts, and sandstorms. The Forgotten Lands will traverse deserts, roam plains, cross oceans, and take you on a journey underground to discover life after the Shift. Praise for Dust and Shadow: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "Truly AMAZING... submerged within a fascinating world!" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "I want everyone to read this book!" - Carol Goodreads Addict Reviews ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "Romance, adventure, sci-fi, mystery...great twists and turns throughout!" - Amazon Reviewer ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ " Lindsey Pogue never fails to deliver." - Amazon Reviewer ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "The writing itself was stunning - the narrative flowed effortlessly." - Author Unpublished Book Review ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "The Dystopian genre is not one I would choose to read but I became a fan of the way Lindsey Pogue writes." Forgotten Lands Series: Borne of Sand and Scorn (Prequel Novella free with newsletter subscription) Dust and Shadow Earth and Ember (July 1, 2021) Tide and Tempest (October 2021) Keywords: victorian post-apocalyptic western romance, historical fantasy, steampunk, young adult, new adult, historical fiction, adrienne young, amy harmon, cowboys, cowgirls, industrial revolution, gun slinging, free romance ebook, free ebook, free historical fantasy, casey L bond, child abuse, death and dying, climate change, old west, wild west, American west, Arizona, desert, nineteenth century, adventure romance, action adventure, free fantasy series starter, free fantasy reads, native american, indigenous, dystopian,

Watson and Holmes

Author: Lyndsay Faye,Steven Grant,Brandon Easton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781939516053

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 144

View: 6089

In Watson and Holmes Volume 1, Holmes, a PI specialising in unusual cases, and Watson, a vet in an inner city clinic in Harlem, team up when one of Holmes' cases leads him to Watson's clinic. The pair form an unlikely but formidable crime stopping duo. Following their case-cracking success the super sleuths go on to form a permanent team. This volume sees Arthur Conan Doyle's iconic characters placed in two short stories by award winning comics writers Brett Easton, Lyndsay Faye, and Steven Grant.

The Politics of Human Nature

Author: Thomas Fleming

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412838401

Category: Political Science

Page: 241

View: 1071

The effort to understand human nature in a political context is a daunting challenge that has been undertaken in a variety of ways and by a myriad of disciplines through the ages. From Plato to Hobbes and Burke, to Wallas and Oakeschott in our era, efforts have been made to provide some organic framework for the political study of mankind. What has added greatly to the complexity of the task is the increasing denial, even rejection, in the positivist and behaviorist traditions, of the very notion of a human nature. The work can be described as a series of interlocking propositions: the proverbial view of human nature can be explained by evolutionary theory. Biological differences between men and women are responsible for family, community and group life. Social evolution goes through stages which are recapitulated in the moral life of individuals. A well-defined federal system mirrors human development. And finally, for Fleming, most problems in social and political life stem from violations of this federalist system. Fleming's volume takes up a variety of issues: sex and gender differences, democracy and dictatorship, individual and familial patterns of association. He does so in the context of showing how forms of legitimate authority such as families, communities and nations establish such authority by appeals to human nature, and that these appeals, while presumably resting on empirical evidence, also confirm the existence of normative structures. Fleming's work is an effort of synthesis that is sure to arouse discussion and debate. It represents a serious addition to a literature retrieved from the historical dustbins to which it has been repeatedly consigned.

Unorthodox Ways to Think the City

Author: Teresa Stoppani

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351341103

Category: Architecture

Page: 194

View: 4960

This book argues that architecture and the city and their processes can be better understood by drawing categories from disciplines that exceed the architectural and urban cultural context. It performs an open intellectual reading that traverses architecture and architectural theory, but also art theory and history, cartography, philosophy, literature and cultural studies, to unfold a series of ‘figures’ that are ambiguously placed between the representation and the construction of space in architecture and the city. The paradigm and philosophy, the island and the city, the map and representation, the model and making and the questioning of form performed by dust, are explored beyond their definition, as processes that differently make space between architecture and the city and are proposed as unorthodox analytic techniques to decipher contemporary spatial complexity. The book analyses how these ‘figures’ have been employed at different times and in different creative disciplines, beyond architecture and in relation to changing notions of space, and traces the role that they have played in the shift towards the dynamic that has taken place in contemporary theory and design research. What emerges is the idea of an ‘architecture of the city’ that is not only physical but is largely defined by the way in which its physical spaces are regulated, lived and perceived, but also imagined and projected.

The Substance of Shadow

Author: John Hollander

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022635427X

Category: Art

Page: 170

View: 1551

In this book, based on unpublished lectures delivered at the University of Cambridge, the late John Hollander explores the poetic lives and afterlives of shadow, focusing on British and American poetry from the Renaissance to the end of the twentieth century. Hollander uncovers the myriad literary identities assumed by shadow its force as a metaphoric mirror, as material for parable, a form of knowledge, and a mode of vision. He shows us what kind of thinking can be done with and in shadow, and what love of shadow amounts to. In particular, he traces the history of how shadows acquire in poetry a mysterious substance the paradoxical means through which a thing, by nature secondary and passing, grabs at authority and becomes itself a source of life. In Hollander s poetic examples, shadow shows itself as a kind of light, clarifying things as much as it darkens them, even as it becomes a name for doubt and the unnamable. Hollander and the poets he discusses give us shadow as companion, comforter, and questioner; creator, stalker, and ghost; witness, destroyer, and double. If the book s argument suggests at moments an anatomy of melancholy, the shadow here is also an occasion of continuous wonder, an opening to the gifts of time."

Pulvis et umbra sumus

Author: Erfan Rezaei

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3748789602

Category: Poetry

Page: 10

View: 4538

An anthology of the best surrealistic and dark poetry by Erfan Rezaei, collected mostly of his job in 2019 to 2020 which published online and received a positive response for its quality in this genre.