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4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth a read, 25 Sep 2012
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This review is from: Sherlock Holmes: The Army of Doctor Moreau (Paperback)
Ever since I first read The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes when I was 8 I have been a sucker for anything featuring him and Dr. Watson. The problem is that when stories featuring him are bad, they are very very bad and can read like poorly written fanficton. Thankfully, that isn't the case here. In style it comes as close to the original as the best of them - Anthony Horowitz's House of Silk springs to mind - although a change of narrative perspective at one point is a little but risky and doesn't quite come off.

The influence of science-fiction/steampunk is also a little jarring but isn't overplayed, and then again the original Conan-Doyle story The Adventure of the Creeping Man did feature a man changing after injecting himself with monkey glands so the story featured here isn't too left-field.

It also reminds me a bit of Kim Newman's Anno Dracula series with it's 'spot the hidden literature references' but done in a subtle way.

Overall, well worth reading & I'll be reading the rest in the series.
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