Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson - Lyndsay Faye I'd say this was fun to read, but it is, after all, about some rather brutal murders (described in as little detail as possible), so I'm not sure that 'fun' is the right word. I can, however, highly recommend it if you enjoy murder mysteries and/or Sherlock Holmes.

I have to confess that the only Sherlock Holmes story I've read was The Hound of the Baskervilles, and it was so long ago that I don't remember it at all. I'm a fan of the British TV show Sherlock, though, and could easily imagine those characters in this book. Apparently the estate of Arthur Conan Doyle has endorsed this book, but comparisons to his work interest me less than the quality of storytelling that Faye is capable of. She's quite good. The story kept me reading avidly even after we discover who the killer is (much earlier than does dear Dr. Watson, of course).