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The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Seance for a Vampire
     

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Seance for a Vampire

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by Fred Saberhagen
 

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s timeless creation returns in a new series of handsomely designed, long out-of-print detective stories. From the earliest days of Holmes’ career to his astonishing encounters with Martian invaders, the Further Adventures series encapsulates the most varied and thrilling cases of the worlds’ greatest detective.

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s timeless creation returns in a new series of handsomely designed, long out-of-print detective stories. From the earliest days of Holmes’ career to his astonishing encounters with Martian invaders, the Further Adventures series encapsulates the most varied and thrilling cases of the worlds’ greatest detective.

When two suspect psychics offer Ambrose Altamont and his wife the opportunity to contact their recently deceased daughter, the wealthy British aristocrat wastes no time in hiring Sherlock Holmes to expose their hoax. He arranges for the celebrated detective and Dr. Watson to attend the family's next seance, confident in Holmes' rationalist outlook on the situation. But what starts as cruel mockery becomes deadly reality when young, beautiful Louisa Altamont appears to her parents in the flesh as one of the nosferatu—a vampire! The resulting chaos leaves one of the fraudulent spiritualists dead. Sherlock Holmes missing, and Dr. Watson alone and mystified. With time running out, Watson has no choice but to summon the only one who might be able to help—Holmes' vampire cousin, Prince Dracula. Alternately narrated by Watson and the charismatic Dracula himself, Seance for a Vampire demonstrates that heroes are sometimes found in the most unlikely places. Saberhagen has recast Bram Stoker's paragon of evil into a noble, witty and chillingly powerful character.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848566774
Publisher:
Titan
Publication date:
06/22/2010
Series:
Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Series
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
252,616
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Fred Saberhagen is best known for his Berserker series of science fiction stories. He also wrote many other popular science fiction and fantasy series, including the Swords and Lost Swords series, and the Book of the Gods series which re-told ancient myths. Sadly, he passed away in 2007.

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The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Seance for a Vampire 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Catpurrson More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Never a dull moment, right up to the end. And when the case is finally solved and the mystery is over, I'm already looking for another Sherlock goodie to read. This was very satisfying. If you like vampire stories without all the messy stuff, this is a good one. Would also like to recommend "Sherlock Holmes War of the Worlds".
cdavies More than 1 year ago
As much as I love Sherlock Holmes this book doesn't exactly fit in his world. I love the concept of trying to implement vampires with Holmes, but it just doesn't exactly feel right in the sense that Holmes always pushes away the illogical and vampires are always illogical. Outside of the way it feels the story itself doesn't seem to be that interesting. We get that Dracula plays a major part in helping to solve the case, but in reality it felt just as minor and Sherlock's position in the book. It felt throughout the entire book that the main character, Holmes, was a secondary in his own story. You really don't get to see him in his detective form much outside the last 5-10 pages. Finally the jumping between Watson and Dracula writing felt awkward at times. Watson parts felt fine and detailed when needed, but Dracula's parts starts with him referring to him writing it but then switches as if it is being written by a 3rd party. To me I don't think you will be missing much if you decide to pass this book up.
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bptgsc More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be very disappointing. The plot was paper thin and the characterizations of Holmes and Dracula were not substantial at all. All in all, this was a poor attempt to combine two of the most popular literary characters of late Victorian literature.