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 reimagining of Jane Eyre as a gutsy, heroic serial killer that The New York Times Book Review calls “wonderfully entertaining” and USA Today describes as “sheer mayhem meets Victorian propriety”—nominated for the 2017 Edgar Award for Best Novel.

“Reader, I murdered him.”

A sensitive orphan, Jane Steele suffers first at the hands of her spiteful aunt and predatory cousin, then at a grim school where she fights for her very life until escaping to London, leaving the corpses of her tormentors behind her. After years of hiding from the law while penning macabre “last confessions” of the recently hanged, Jane thrills at discovering an advertisement. Her aunt has died and her childhood home has a new master: Mr. Charles Thornfield, who seeks a governess.

Burning to know whether she is in fact the rightful heir, Jane takes the position incognito and learns that Highgate House is full of marvelously strange new residents—the fascinating but caustic Mr. Thornfield, an army doctor returned from the Sikh Wars, and the gracious Sikh butler Mr. Sardar Singh, whose history with Mr. Thornfield appears far deeper and darker than they pretend. As Jane catches ominous glimpses of the pair’s violent history and falls in love with the gruffly tragic Mr. Thornfield, she faces a terrible dilemma: Can she possess him—body, soul, and secrets—without revealing her own murderous past?
 
“A thrill ride of a novel. A must read for lovers of Jane Eyre, dark humor, and mystery.”—PopSugar.com
The final installment in Lyndsay Faye’s Timothy Wilde series, which Lee Child called “solid-gold” and Gillian Flynn declared “spectacular.”
 
No one in 1840s New York likes fires, copper star Timothy Wilde least of all. After a blaze killed his parents and another left him with a terrible scar, he has avoided flames of all kinds. So when a seamstress turned arsonist threatens Robert Symmes, a corrupt tycoon high in the Tammany Hall ranks, Timothy isn’t thrilled that Symmes consults him. His dismay escalates when his audacious and charismatic older brother, Valentine, himself deeply politically entrenched, decides to run against the incumbent, who they suspect is guilty of assault and far darker crimes. Immediately after his brother’s courageous declaration, Timothy finds himself surrounded by powerful enemies who threaten to harm those he cares about most.
            Meanwhile, the love of Timothy’s life, Mercy Underhill, unexpectedly appears on his doorstep and takes under her wing a starving Irish orphan who may be the key to stopping the combustions threatening the city—if only they can make sense of her cryptic accounts. The closer they come to deciphering her wild tales of witches and angels, however, the closer Timothy comes to the fiery and shocking conclusion that forces him to face everything he fears most.
            A boisterous and suspenseful book from a master of historical adventure, The Fatal Flame is a tale for the ages.


From the Hardcover edition.
The new and exciting historical thriller by Lyndsay Faye, author of Edgar-nominated Jane Steele and Gods of Gotham, which follows Alice "Nobody" from Prohibition-era Harlem to Portland's the Paragon Hotel.

The year is 1921, and "Nobody" Alice James is on a cross-country train, carrying a bullet wound and fleeing for her life following an illicit drug and liquor deal gone horribly wrong. Desperate to get as far away as possible from New York City and those who want her dead, she has her sights set on Oregon: a distant frontier that seems the end of the line.

She befriends Max, a black Pullman porter who reminds her achingly of Harlem, who leads Alice to the Paragon Hotel upon arrival in Portland. Her unlikely sanctuary turns out to be the only all-black hotel in the city, and its lodgers seem unduly terrified of a white woman on the premises. But as she meets the churlish Dr. Pendleton, the stately Mavereen, and the unforgettable club chanteuse Blossom Fontaine, she begins to understand the reason for their dread. The Ku Klux Klan has arrived in Portland in fearful numbers--burning crosses, inciting violence, electing officials, and brutalizing blacks. And only Alice, along with her new "family" of Paragon residents, are willing to search for a missing mulatto child who has mysteriously vanished into the Oregon woods.

Why was "Nobody" Alice James forced to escape Harlem? Why do the Paragon's denizens live in fear--and what other sins are they hiding? Where did the orphaned child who went missing from the hotel, Davy Lee, come from in the first place? And, perhaps most important, why does Blossom Fontaine seem to be at the very center of this tangled web?
Internationally bestselling author Lyndsay Faye was introduced to the Sherlock Holmes mysteries when she was ten years old and her dad suggested she read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s short story “The Adventure of the Speckled Band.” She immediately became enamored with tales of Holmes and his esteemed biographer Dr. John Watson, and later, began spinning these quintessential characters into her own works of fiction—from her acclaimed debut novel, Dust and Shadow, which pitted the famous detective against Jack the Ripper, to a series of short stories for the Strand Magazine, whose predecessor published the very first Sherlock Holmes short story in 1891.

Faye’s best Holmes tales, including two new works, are brought together in The Whole Art of Detection, a stunning collection that spans Holmes’s career, from self-taught young upstart to publicly lauded detective, both before and after his faked 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 baffling 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, plaid-garbed villains, and even a peculiar species of deadly red leech, The Whole Art of Detection is a must-read for Sherlockians and any fan of historical crime fiction with a modern sensibility.
Nominated for the 2017 Edgar Award for Best Novel

The reimagining of Jane Eyre as a gutsy, heroic serial killer that The New York Times Book Review calls “wonderfully entertaining” and USA Today describes as “sheer mayhem meets Victorian propriety.”
 
“A thrill ride of a novel. A must read for lovers of Jane Eyre, dark humor, and mystery.”
—PopSugar.com

“Reader, I murdered him.”

A sensitive orphan, Jane Steele suffers first at the hands of her spiteful aunt and predatory cousin, then at a grim school where she fights for her very life until escaping to London, leaving the corpses of her tormentors behind her. After years of hiding from the law while penning macabre “last confessions” of the recently hanged, Jane thrills at discovering an advertisement. Her aunt has died and her childhood home has a new master: Mr. Charles Thornfield, who seeks a governess.

Burning to know whether she is in fact the rightful heir, Jane takes the position incognito and learns that Highgate House is full of marvelously strange new residents—the fascinating but caustic Mr. Thornfield, an army doctor returned from the Sikh Wars, and the gracious Sikh butler Mr. Sardar Singh, whose history with Mr. Thornfield appears far deeper and darker than they pretend. As Jane catches ominous glimpses of the pair’s violent history and falls in love with the gruffly tragic Mr. Thornfield, she faces a terrible dilemma: Can she possess him—body, soul, and secrets—without revealing her own murderous past?

A satirical romance about identity, guilt, goodness, and the nature of lies, by a writer who Matthew Pearl calls “superstar-caliber” and whose previous works Gillian Flynn declared “spectacular,” Jane Steele is a brilliant and deeply absorbing book inspired by Charlotte Brontë’s classic Jane Eyre.
The final installment in Lyndsay Faye’s Timothy Wilde series, which Lee Child called “solid-gold” and Gillian Flynn declared “spectacular.”
 
No one in 1840s New York likes fires, copper star Timothy Wilde least of all. After a blaze killed his parents and another left him with a terrible scar, he has avoided flames of all kinds. So when a seamstress turned arsonist threatens Robert Symmes, a corrupt tycoon high in the Tammany Hall ranks, Timothy isn’t thrilled that Symmes consults him. His dismay escalates when his audacious and charismatic older brother, Valentine, himself deeply politically entrenched, decides to run against the incumbent, who they suspect is guilty of assault and far darker crimes. Immediately after his brother’s courageous declaration, Timothy finds himself surrounded by powerful enemies who threaten to harm those he cares about most.
            Meanwhile, the love of Timothy’s life, Mercy Underhill, unexpectedly appears on his doorstep and takes under her wing a starving Irish orphan who may be the key to stopping the combustions threatening the city—if only they can make sense of her cryptic accounts. The closer they come to deciphering her wild tales of witches and angels, however, the closer Timothy comes to the fiery and shocking conclusion that forces him to face everything he fears most.
            A boisterous and suspenseful book from a master of historical adventure, The Fatal Flame is a tale for the ages.


From the Hardcover edition.
The new and exciting historical thriller by Lyndsay Faye, author of Edgar-nominated Jane Steele and Gods of Gotham, which follows Alice "Nobody" from Prohibition-era Harlem to Portland's the Paragon Hotel.

The year is 1921, and "Nobody" Alice James is on a cross-country train, carrying a bullet wound and fleeing for her life following an illicit drug and liquor deal gone horribly wrong. Desperate to get as far away as possible from New York City and those who want her dead, she has her sights set on Oregon: a distant frontier that seems the end of the line.

She befriends Max, a black Pullman porter who reminds her achingly of Harlem, who leads Alice to the Paragon Hotel upon arrival in Portland. Her unlikely sanctuary turns out to be the only all-black hotel in the city, and its lodgers seem unduly terrified of a white woman on the premises. But as she meets the churlish Dr. Pendleton, the stately Mavereen, and the unforgettable club chanteuse Blossom Fontaine, she begins to understand the reason for their dread. The Ku Klux Klan has arrived in Portland in fearful numbers--burning crosses, inciting violence, electing officials, and brutalizing blacks. And only Alice, along with her new "family" of Paragon residents, are willing to search for a missing mulatto child who has mysteriously vanished into the Oregon woods.

Why was "Nobody" Alice James forced to escape Harlem? Why do the Paragon's denizens live in fear--and what other sins are they hiding? Where did the orphaned child who went missing from the hotel, Davy Lee, come from in the first place? And, perhaps most important, why does Blossom Fontaine seem to be at the very center of this tangled web?
Timothy Wilde er "kobberstjerne" i New Yorks nydannede politikorps i 1840'erne. Timothy har arbejdet der i et halvt år, da han kommer på sporet af en grusomt brutal bande, der kalder sig for 'Blackbirders'. Banden kidnapper uskyldige, frie sorte new yorkere for at saelge dem som slaver til plantageejere i Sydstaterne. Lucy Adams er ung og smuk og da hun rystet anmelder at hendes søster af blandet race og hendes lille nevø er blevet kidnappet, får hun Timothy sat på sagen. Det viser sig, at alt for mange new yorkere er ligeglade med deres sorte naboers skaebne. GOTHAMS STJERNER er andet bind i Lyndsey Fayes serie om New Yorks politi i 1840'erne. Bind 1, GOTHAMS GUDER, findes også som lydbog. ANMELDERNE SKREV OM BIND 1, GOTHAMS GUDER "...en af årets store laeseoplevelser (...) Forfatteren har en saerlig dickensk evne til at få det brogede liv i den ekspanderende storbys gader til at sprutte op fra bogens sider som et festfyrvaerkeri. Dialogen er meget levende, og den krydres tit med sjove gloser fra den kriminelle underverdens saerlige sprog. Selv disse svaert oversaettelige passager er fint fordansket af Eva Eistrup, som skal have en del af aeren for, at denne farverige historiske krimi er blevet en laeseoplevelse i saerklasse." - Weekendavisen "Først og fremmest får man en levende og saerdeles velskreven beskrivelse af den heksekedel, som New York var på den tid, og samtidig får man en lang og grundig beskrivelse af opklaringen af disse grusomme børnemord. Trods emnet formår forfatteren dog at omgå beskrivelsen med respekt og gelinde. Alle personerne, selvfølgelig isaer Timothy, er fint beskrevet og fremstår lyslevende. Forfatterens har i den grad sans for psykologiske skildringer og portraetter, og dertil kommer en formidabel omgang med detaljerige beskrivelser af storbyen og dens mange beboere." - Litteratursiden
Vi befinder os i New York i 1845. Byens allerførste politistyrke ser dagens lys og den unge bartender Timothy Wilde bliver ad kringlede veje og meget modvilligt tilknyttet dette nye korps. Han saettes til at patruljere i Gotham, byens farligste slum, i gyderne ved Five Points på det allersydligste Manhattan, hvor de fattige horder af indvandrere myldrer til og slår sig ned. En sen nat finder Timothy på sin runde en tiårige pige, der bogstavelig talt er smurt ind i blod. Hun rabler om barnemord og massegrave oppe i det vilde skovområde nord for 23rd Street. Men kan hun virkelig tale sandt? Da de første børnegrave åbnes, og nye grusomt tilredte børnelig dukker op, bryder helvede løs i Gotham, og nu begynder en kamp om simpel overlevelse, ikke bare for Timothy selv, men for hans livs kaerlighed. OM FORFATTEREN Efter at have skrevet en amerikansk bestseller om noget så engelsk som Sherlock Holmes, blev Lindsay Faye opfordret til at medvirke i antologien "Sherlock Holmes in America". Her leverede hun en af de bedst anmeldte noveller, og her opstod også idéen til denne, hendes nyeste roman fra det historiske New York, "Gothams guder". Den har nu har sikret hende et internationalt gennembrud. ANMELDERNE SKREV "...en af årets store laeseoplevelser (...) Forfatteren har en saerlig dickensk evne til at få det brogede liv i den ekspanderende storbys gader til at sprutte op fra bogens sider som et festfyrvaerkeri. Dialogen er meget levende, og den krydres tit med sjove gloser fra den kriminelle underverdens saerlige sprog. Selv disse svaert oversaettelige passager er fint fordansket af Eva Eistrup, som skal have en del af aeren for, at denne farverige historiske krimi er blevet en laeseoplevelse i saerklasse." - Weekendavisen "Først og fremmest får man en levende og saerdeles velskreven beskrivelse af den heksekedel, som New York var på den tid, og samtidig får man en lang og grundig beskrivelse af opklaringen af disse grusomme børnemord. Trods emnet formår forfatteren dog at omgå beskrivelsen med respekt og gelinde. Alle personerne, selvfølgelig isaer Timothy, er fint beskrevet og fremstår lyslevende. Forfatterens har i den grad sans for psykologiske skildringer og portraetter, og dertil kommer en formidabel omgang med detaljerige beskrivelser af storbyen og dens mange beboere." - Litteratursiden
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