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This review is from: Shadows Over Baker Street: New Tales of Terror! (Paperback)
The idea of pitting Holmes against Lovecraft is inspired and, in theory, should produce equally inspired results. But........
The problem with this anthology is that many of the stories are formulaic - Holmes and Watson are enticed to some forbidding location, find themselves confronted with some Lovecraftian nasty, defeat/escape said nasty and go home. Individually, none of the stories are terrible (although some are rather pulpy) but taken as a whole they do rather lack distinction. There are exceptions of course, such as Neil Gaiman's opener "A Study In Emerald" but generally the stories follow a well-trodden path. If you do give this book a go my advice would be to dip into it rather than read it straight through.