Eliminating the impossible just got a whole lot harder!
The fabled tin dispatch box of Dr. John H. Watson opens to reveal eleven all-new tales of mystery and dark fantasy. Sherlock Holmes, master of deductive reasoning, confronts the irrational, the unexpected and the fantastic in the weird worlds of the Gaslight Grimoire.
Gaslight Grimoire includes works by:
David Stuart Davies, Barbara Hambly, Kim Newman, Chris Roberson, Christopher Sequeira, Peter Calamai, J. R. Campbell, M. J. Elliott, Rick Kennett, Chico Kidd, Bob Madison, Martin Powell, Barbara Roden,
BONUS: 12 Full Page B&W illustrations by Phil Cornell.
About the Editors:
Charles Prepolec has contributed articles 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 by the 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 2 with his good friend Charles Prepolec.
About the Cover Artist:
Timothy Lantz is a full-time illustrator and graphic artist with degrees in art education and communications. During his career, Lantz’s work has included such far-flung projects as weather maps, television commercials, book covers and tarot cards. He is the author and artist of The Archeon Tarot, available from U. S. Games Systems Inc.
About the Interior Artist:
Phil Cornell was born in Sydney, Australia in 1954. He first came into contact with Sherlock Holmes at the age of ten when given an anthology containing ‘The Speckled Band.’ The infection was instant and incurable. He lives in Sydney with his twelve year old son, two cats and more Sherlockian books and videos than can comfortably fit in a fairly small home. He holds the position of “Expedition Artist” in The Sydney Passengers Sherlock Holmes Society. He is also a member of The Unscrupulous Rascals of South Australia and The Sherlock Holmes Society of London. He works as a commercial artist.
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.
"A wonderful addition to the bookshelf of any fan of Sherlock Holmes or of the supernatural. Terrific stories, great variety, genuine chills: it’s all here." — Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of HOMINIDS
"This book contains eleven of the most ingenious, imaginative and inspired exploits yet committed to paper. Wonderful stuff!" — Roger Johnson, BSI, Editor, The Sherlock Holmes Journal
"[Barbara] Roden effortlessly involves Holmes in a mystery derived from M.R. James's clazzic tale of terror, "Casting the Runes," featuring psychic sleuth Flaxman Low." - Publisher's Weekly
In his foreword, David Stuart Davies asserts that the authors of these 11 stories pitting Holmes against the supernatural "are very well-versed in the world of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson." Unfortunately, this authority fails to come through. The eloquence of the one standout, Barbara Roden's "The Things That Shall Come Upon Them," only emphasizes what the others lack. Roden effortlessly involves Holmes in a mystery derived from M.R. James's classic tale of terror, "Casting the Runes," featuring psychic sleuth Flaxman Low. By contrast, Martin Powell's "Sherlock Holmes in the Lost World" sees Holmes battling ape-men and dinosaurs without any display of his remarkable intellect, and M.J. Elliott's "The Finishing Stroke" pays so much homage as to neglect originality. As a whole, this mixed bag fails to differentiate itself from other similar anthologies.