First chapter, Meme

First Chapter, First Paragraph Tuesday Intros #25


Diane over at Bibliophile by the Sea hosts this meme.

Dust and Shadow

Today I’m featuring a book that I’m currently reading. 

At first it seemed the Ripper affair had scarred my friend Sherlock Holmes as badly as it had the city of London itself. I would encounter him at the end of his nightlong vigils, lying upon the sofa with his violin at his feet and his hypodermic syringe fallen from long, listless fingers, neither anodyne having banished the specter of the man we had pursued for over two months. I fought as best I could for his health, but as a fellow sufferer I could do but little to dispel his horror at what had occurred, his petrifying fear that somehow, in some inhuman feat of genius, he could have done more than he did.

Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper … yes, please! So far I’m really enjoying this book! It’s so atmospheric, I feel like I’m right there in Whitechapel with them!

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