The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - The Grimswell Curse

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - The Grimswell Curse

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by Sam Siciliano
     
 

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When Rose Grimswell breaks off her engagement to Lord Digby, the concerned fiancé calls on Sherlock Holmes to visit the ancestral home to find out why. Holmes, his cousin Henry, and wife Michelle explore the legend of the Grimswell Curse when a mysterious figure is spotted on the moor accompanied by a large creature...

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When Rose Grimswell breaks off her engagement to Lord Digby, the concerned fiancé calls on Sherlock Holmes to visit the ancestral home to find out why. Holmes, his cousin Henry, and wife Michelle explore the legend of the Grimswell Curse when a mysterious figure is spotted on the moor accompanied by a large creature...

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Publishers Weekly
10/13/2014
Siciliano pulls off an impressive feat in his third pastiche (after 2012's The Web Weaver), crafting an homage to The Hound of the Baskervilles that is genuinely creepy in its own right. As in his previous two Holmes novels, Siciliano has substituted the detective's cousin, Dr. Henry Vernier, for Watson, but that change will bother only purists. The duo are drawn into a terrifying case after they are consulted by Lord Frederick Digby, who has just been dumped by his fiancée, Rose Grimswell, because her father, Victor, who died in a fall from a Dartmoor tor over four months earlier, won't allow the union. Rose had recently learned of the legend of a family curse, dating back to the 15th century, involving an ancestor rumored to be either a vampire or a werewolf. After Rose flees London for her family's home on the moors, Holmes and Vernier follow, in an attempt to save her life from a malevolent force. Siciliano sustains a sense of supernatural menace throughout, and couples that with a convincing portrayal of the master detective. (Nov.)
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"Siciliano pulls off an impressive feat in his third pastiche (after 2012's The Web Weaver), crafting an homage to The Hound of the Baskervilles that is genuinely creepy in its own right. As in his previous two Holmes novels, Siciliano has substituted the detective's cousin, Dr. Henry Vernier, for Watson, but that change will bother only purists. The duo are drawn into a terrifying case after they are consulted by Lord Frederick Digby, who has just been dumped by his fiancée, Rose Grimswell, because her father, Victor, who died in a fall from a Dartmoor tor over four months earlier, won't allow the union. Rose had recently learned of the legend of a family curse, dating back to the 15th century, involving an ancestor rumored to be either a vampire or a werewolf. After Rose flees London for her family's home on the moors, Holmes and Vernier follow, in an attempt to save her life from a malevolent force. Siciliano sustains a sense of supernatural menace throughout, and couples that with a convincing portrayal of the master detective." Publishers Weekly

"This is a dark, enjoyable tale with similarities to Hounds of Baskerville" - Geek Dad 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781781166819
Publisher:
Titan
Publication date:
11/19/2013
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
742,787
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Sam Siciliano is the author of several novels, including Sherlock Holmes: The Angel of the Opera. He has a long-time fascination with gothic and fantasy fiction — subjects he once taught at university level. He lives in Vancouver, Washington.

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The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - The Grimswell Curse 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this read. As an avid Sherlock fan of all genres, the author did him justice. I will continue to read others by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read all three of Siciliano's Holmes novels now, and while "Angel of the Opera" is still the strongest, "The Grimswell Curse" is an entertaining story set in Dartmoor and reminiscent of "The Hound of the Baskervilles."