Club Book Episode 39 Lyndsay Faye

Lyndsay Faye is one of the most unique voices writing today in the realms of historical and speculative fiction. Her 2009 debut, Dust and Shadow, takes place in Victorian-era England, and pits the inimitable Sherlock Holmes against Jack the Ripper. Faye followed up that success with the three-book Timothy Wilde series, set in New York City over the 1840s – during the early days of the NYPD and the height of Tammany Hall political corruption. Both Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews named The Gods of Gotham, the first in this trilogy, among the ten best crime novels of the year. It also garnered Faye a nomination for the prestigious Edgar Award for Best Novel. Her newest, Jane Steele, is an imaginative retelling of Jane Eyre, the beloved classic by Charlotte Brontë. It hits shelves in March – coinciding with the celebration of Bronte’s 200th birthday.