Synopses & Reviews
A brand-new collection of Sherlock Holmes stories from a variety of exciting voices in modern horror and steampunk, including James Lovegrove, Justin Richards, Paul Magrs, Guy Adams and Mark Hodder. Edited by respected anthologist George Mann, and including a story by Mann himself.
"The 14 mostly first-rate if occasionally gory selections in Mann's anthology of all-original Holmes pastiches will delight fans of 'one of the world's best known and most loved fictional creations.' Mark Hodder starts things off with 'The Loss of Chapter Twenty-One,' in which eccentric poet Algernon 'Algy' Swinburne screeches into Baker Street seeking help for ailing explorer Sir Richard Burton, a translator of Arab erotica who's seeking a work that includes a vital chapter missing from his own copy. Holmes encounters an alien-betrothed H.G. Wells in Eric Brown's 'The Tragic Affair of the Martian Ambassador,' an improbable yet tragic tale of interplanetary politics and suicide. London becomes a virtual slaughterhouse in Cavan Scott's graphic 'The Demon Slasher of Seven Sisters,' a case that nearly breaks Holmes according to news reports chronicling the horrific episode. Blood and viscera flow freely in dingy London alleyways as the discovery of a decapitated corpse leads Holmes and Watson to pursue a malformed monster suggestive of Frankenstein in Nick Kyme's 'The Post-Modern Prometheus.' Other fine stories, such as 'Adventure of the Locked Carriage' by Stuart Douglas, are reminiscent of the original brilliance that Conan Doyle gave us more than a century ago. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
George Mann is the author of the Newbury & Hobbes and The Ghost series of novels, as well as numerous short stories, novellas and audiobooks. He has written fiction and audio scripts for the BBC's Doctor Who and Sherlock Holmes. He is also a respected anthologist and has edited The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction and The Solaris Book of New Fantasy.