Cloaked in gothic shadows, soaked in blood, darkness descends on the world of Sherlock Holmes.
"I have heard, Mr. Holmes, that you can see deeply into the manifold wickedness of the human heart."
Vengeance from beyond, forbidden passions and sadistic cruelty draw the great detective and his faithful companions into storms of madness and otherworldly violence which threaten to cloud the clarity of logic. Facing the eldritch reach of ancient talismans and arcane science, from the streets of London and Paris to the loneliest of manor houses, the great detective battles the weird and uncanny. Can steadfast reason hold against unspeakable terror when Sherlock Holmes can no longer eliminate the impossible? Follow the great detective through ten new tales of terror as he doggedly pursues investigations leading him to the edge of reason and beyond!
With contributions by:
David Stuart Davies, Lyndsay Faye, Nancy Holder, Mark A. Latham, James Lovegrove, Mark Morris, Charles Prepolec, Josh Reynolds, Angela Slatter, Kevin P. Thornton, and Stephen Volk
About the Series:
- Book 1: Gaslight Grimoire: Fantastic Tales of Sherlock Holmes
- Book 2: Gaslight Grotesque: Nightmare Tales of Sherlock Holmes
- Book 3: Gaslight Arcanum: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes
- Book 4: Gaslight Gothic: Strange Tales of Sherlock Holmes
These anthologies have received critical acclaim from prominent reviewers such as National Post, Library Journal, Booklist, Globe & Mail, etc.
About the Author
Charles Prepolec is a former Mystery bookshop owner, currently freelance editor, writer, artist and reviewer with published contributions in a variety of books and magazines. He is co-editor of five Sherlock Holmes anthologies (with J. R. Campbell) - Curious Incidents Vols. 1 & 2, Gaslight Grimoire: Fantastic Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2008), Gaslight Grotesque: Nightmare Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2009) and Gaslight Arcanum: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2011); as well as co-editor (with Paul Kane) of Beyond Rue Morgue: Further Tales of Edgar Allan Poe’s 1st Detective (2013) for Titan Books. His most recent anthology (with J. R. Campbell) is Professor Challenger: New Worlds, Lost Places (2015) for EDGE SF&F. Charles has been an active Sherlockian for more than 30 years and holds memberships in The Bootmakers of Toronto, The Sherlock Holmes Society of London, The Sydney Passengers of Australia and an investiture in The Baker Street Irregulars (The Man with the Twisted Lip). He lives in Calgary, AB, Canada with his wife Kristen and their cat, Karma.
J. R. Campbell is a Calgary based writer and editor. His short fiction has appeared in Tesseracts 20: Compostela, Rigor Amortis, The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Vol. 2 & Vol. 4, Challenger Unbound, A Study in Lavender: Queering Sherlock Holmes and Fantastical Visions IV. He has also written three episodes in Imagination Theater’s The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes radio series. Along with his brother in arms, Charles Prepolec, he has edited the anthologies Curious Incidents Vols. 1 & 2, Gaslight Grimoire: Fantastic Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2008), Gaslight Grotesque: Nightmare Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2009) and Gaslight Arcanum: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2011), and Professor Challenger: New Worlds, Lost Places (2015). His latest project By the Light of Camelot (2018), with co-editor Shannon Allen, explores the lives of the Knights of the Round Table and the Arthurian world.