In this stunning, painstakingly researched debut mystery, Sherlock Holmes hunts down Jack the Ripper, the world's first serial killer, without the advantage of modern forensics or profiling. In his unwavering desire to stop the man who is terrifying the East End of London, Holmes hires an ''unfortunate'' known as Mary Ann Monk, the friend of a fellow streetwalker who was one of the Ripper's earliest victims. But when Holmes himself is wounded while 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. Writing as the loyal and courageous Dr. Watson, Lyndsay Faye perfectly captures all of the color and syntax of Conan Doyle's distinctive nineteenth-century London.
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