Gaslight Grimoire: Fantastic Tales of Sherlock Holmes

Gaslight Grimoire: Fantastic Tales of Sherlock Holmes

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781894063173
Publisher: EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
Publication date: 04/01/2009
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Charles Prepolec has contributed articles, interviews and reviews to All Hallows, Sherlock Magazine, Scarlet Street, and Canadian Holmes. An active Sherlockian for more than 20 years with Calgary's The Singular Society of the Baker Street Dozen, he was designated a Master Bootmaker in 2006 Canada's national Sherlock Holmes Society.

Jeff Campbell's fiction has appeared in a wide variety of publications including Spinetingler Magazine, Wax Romantic and Challenging Destiny. From time to time his writing can also be heard on radio's Imagination Theater and The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. In addition to writing, he has co-edited the Sherlock Holmes anthologies Curious Incidents 1 and Curious Incidents 2 with his good friend Charles Prepolec.

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Gaslight Grimoire: Fantastic Tales of Sherlock Holmes 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
plappen on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Even though Arthur Conan Doyle was a well-known occult writer, he had to keep Sherlock Holmes, his most famous creation, grounded in reality. Doyle couldn¿t weaken his popularity by giving Holmes a number of occult and fantastic cases to solve. This book takes care of that.Watson was severely injured, and should have died, while serving with the British Army in Afghanistan. He was saved by a blue djinn who exacts a price from Watson for his help. Years later, while solving a case of what looks like suicide by crossbow, Watson suddenly stabs Holmes with an arrow. In his death throes, "Holmes" turns into the blue djinn who saved Watson¿s life years before.During World War II, Holmes is in a California nursing home. The damage to British morale would be too severe if he should be killed by the Nazis. Holmes helps a local detective discover how a man can be shot three times, twice in the chest and once in the head, and walk away. It has to do with the importation of fifty pine boxes from Romania, filled with vampires willing to work for the Allies.In other stories, Holmes and Watson meet up with two famous literary occult detectives, Flaxman Low and Thomas Carnacki. Holmes is very much of a realist; no matter how weird and occult things may seem, there is usually a rational explanation. But he does not totally dismiss un-rational explanations.I really enjoyed these stories. They are well done, and they are nice and weird without being too weird. Holmes fans will love this book, and so will occult fiction fans.
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HaidaZ More than 1 year ago
This is actually an anthology of short stories, which makes reviewing it a bit hit or miss. Some of the stories were excellent, some were not. Some actually read more like fan fiction. I don't think 'grimoire' actually fits most of them, either. But all have the element of the fantastic, even if you have to work a little harder on some to suspend disbelief. I liked it, but I think you have to be a Holmes fan first and a horror fan second. I am happy to have read it.
DarkRavenDH More than 1 year ago
Absolutely bloody thrilling book!