A great many Sherlock Holmes stories have been written since the passing of the great Sir Arthur Conan Doyle but very few authors have managed to capture his style happily David Stuart Davies has done just this. Both stories are extremely well written and could very easily pass for the work of Conan Doyle were it not for the fact that they contain a supernatural element, in “The Shadow of the Rat” Holmes encounters a European Baroness with psychic powers and in “The Tangled Skein” he crosses swords with the Prince of Darkness himself. Stuart Davies has written several other Holmes stories including “The Scroll of the Dead” which despite the promising title the antagonist proves to be no more spectral than the Sussex Vampire or the Hound of the Baskervilles.
Recommended to anyone who just cannot get enough Sherlock Holmes

 

 

 

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Type: speculative fiction
Genres: horror, collection, mystery

An omnibus edition of The Shadow of the Rat and The Tangled Skein.

Two of Sherlock Holmes most exciting, dangerous and challenging adventures in one volume.

In The Shadow of the Rat, a body is found floating in the river a body that has been deliberately infected with the plague virus. Holmes and Watson find themselves seeking answers at The Bridge of Dreams, a club where a persons darkest wish can be granted for a price. Holmes falls under the ... (more)

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