Holmes, Van Helsing, and Vampires

Sherlock Holmes and the Tangled Skein, by David Stuart Davies, (Endeavor Press), 192 pages, release date 4 March, 2016

The world can always use another riff on the Sherlock Holmes stories and David Stuart Davies’ Sherlock Holmes and the Tangled Skein is a welcome addition to the genre. Set immediately after Holmes has solved the case of The Hound of the Baskervilles, Tangled Skein opens with a pair of attempts on Holmes’ life, followed closely by a series of deaths that appear to be attributable to vampirism. Luckily, Holmes and Watson bump into that expert of the supernatural, Professor Abraham Van Helsing (originally from Bram Stoker’s Dracula). This short novel fills a gap in the canon (a gap readers may not even have known existed) and provides a delightful meeting of the creations of two beloved Victorian authors.

March 15 2016 06:25 am | Uncategorized

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