Synopses & Reviews
When several leading society figures begin acting out of character, Holmes is enlisted on an investigation that will see him team up with famed ghost hunter Thomas Carnacki, and the famous occultist Aleister Crowley.
As London fills up with mindless zombies, possessed by the spirits in the air, Holmes must descend beneath the city via the new underground train network to combat the source.
A brand-new original novel, detailing a thrilling new case for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's timeless creation.
"Sherlock Holmes joins an all-star team of psychic investigators in Adams's intriguing if uneven pastiche. One of them, Algernon Blackwood's Dr. John Silence, comes to Baker Street after his experiences on a case of demonic possession. Via the body of a young girl, a demonic entity gave Silence three names: Hilary De Montfort, the Laird of Boleskine, and Sherlock Holmes. De Montfort is found dead the very morning of Silence's visit to 221B, his corpse savagely battered, as if it had been dropped from a great height. The Laird of Boleskine turns out to be real-life occultist Aleister Crowley. While Holmes is skeptical of Silence's view that a supernatural force known as the Breath of God killed De Montfort, the detective involves himself in the mystery. For good measure, Adams (Restoration) throws William Hope Hodgson's Carnacki into the mix as well as a character from M.R. James's tale 'Casting the Runes.' Holmes's hyper-rationalism never gels with the decidedly otherworldly plot line, though Adams does a better-than-average job in portraying him and Watson. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
Guy Adams trained and worked as an actor for twelve years before becoming a full-time writer. He is the co-author of The Case Notes of Sherlock Holmes, has written several tie-ins to the TV series Life on Mars. His most recent novel is Restoration, the follow-up to the much-praised horror novel, The World House.