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Dr. Jekyll and Mr.Holmes (Sherlock Holmes)

4.07  ·  Rating Details ·  3,026 Ratings  ·  57 Reviews
Accompanied by Dr. Watson, master sleuth Sherlock Holmes has already encountered the evil young hedonist Edward Hyde, and knew he was strangely conected with Henry Jekyll, the wealthy, respectable London doctor.

It was not until the Queen herself requested it, however, that Holmes was officially on the case of the savage murder of Sir Danvers Carewthe blackest mystery of hi

Paperback, 252 pages
Published August 28th 1980 by Penguin Books (first published 1979)
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Feb 01, 2011 F.R. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A curious piece appeared as the end story on the BBC’s ‘Six O’Clock News’ the other week, suggesting that – all these years after Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle died – there will finally be a new Sherlock Holmes novel. Yes, that’s right, the estate has given permission and noted author Anthony Horowitz has signed-up to write it, and us Sherlock Holmes fans will finally learn what the great detective did next. But what the BBC either didn’t realise, or deliberately ignored, was that there are already hu ...more
Laura Verret
Mar 03, 2011 Laura Verret rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Joseph Burk
Shelves: library-sale
I must admit that I enjoyed this book. I purchased it at a book-sale thinking, "Hey, I really liked the Sherlock Holmes stories, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was okay, and this book only costs a dollar, anyway! Why not go for it?" So I went for it. I was expecting the story to be painfully cheesy, with horribly modern dialogue and descriptions ruining the beloved Sherlock and his faithful chronicler Watson. And at times (only occasionally, mind you) it did seem as though the author was trying a wee b ...more
Fred Hughes
Jan 21, 2015 Fred Hughes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great Sherlock tale where we know more than he does.

A great feeling to see Sherlock and Watson struggling to understand the elusive Mr Hyde while trying to link him to Dr Jekyll.

Only in the end does it dawn on Sherlock although it is the most improbable solution it is the only one left.

Great series and recommended book
Oct 16, 2011 Joe rated it it was ok
Also from "The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" series, this novel imagines Dr. Watson and Sherlock on the trail of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Though the author does a great job trying to "mash-up" Stevenson's story with Doyle's characters, the effect is unsuccessful. Since the reader knows from page one what Dr. Watson doesn't realize until the end, that Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are the same person, the sense of mystery is almost entirely absent and the tension is strained.
Jan 17, 2011 Trisha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sherlock Holmes returns in this brilliantly conceived and written novel, and to make it even better, he is tackling the case of Jekyll and Hyde. First, a confession. If I have ever read an original Holmes story, I don't remember it. I have the complete Sherlock sitting on my TBR shelves, but I haven't had the motivation to pick it up. I, of course, have a general idea of who Holmes is and what he did since he is such an iconic figure. You would be hard-pressed, I think, to find someone who did n ...more
Nov 12, 2011 Jonathan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sherlock-read
Having read and very much enjoyed, Loren D. Estleman's previous Sherlockian tale, "The Adventure of the Sanguinary Count", I was keen to read this equally fantastical tale. Many other writers have attempted a mash-up of various literary characters, invariably they have also failed to do it convincingly. Estleman seems to be able to do this very well. He also manages to recreate Arthur Conan-Doyle's narrative style exceptionally. Indeed this is one of the most authentic depictions of Dr Watson's ...more
Tiana Hanson
Mar 06, 2014 Tiana Hanson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sherlock-holmes
In writing any adventure of Sherlock Holmes, the modern writer must consider the time and place where the greatest literary detective made his home. While I am a huge fan of the BBC's modernized Sherlock, I recognize that not many novels can follow that particular flavor and be any good. In fact, it seems best to keep Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson in the Victorian era with the novels, especially with Holmes's peculiar ability to use modern forensic techniques.

A friend posted a picture of thi
Jaime Contreras
Sep 01, 2013 Jaime Contreras rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, horror, fantasy
I was drawn to this novelized 'real' version of the story of Dr. Henry Jekyll and Mr. Edward Hyde. The twist here is that Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson, M.D. are summoned by Scotland yard and the Queen's aide, Mr. Utterson after a member of Parliament is found slain. The setting is London in 1885. The duo begins to dig around Dr. Jekyll when he is implicated as knowing something of a person of interest - Mr. Hyde. Along the way, the two men find out about Dr. Jekyll's youthful visits to a ...more
Cathrine Bonham
Oct 29, 2011 Cathrine Bonham rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sherlockia
Estleman's mimicry of Doyle's writing style is much improved after Sherlock Holmes Vs. Dracula. This novel read almost as if it were an actual "Lost" Holmes Adventure.

The only problem is that pretty much everyone knows the solution to the mystery just by reading the title. If you have never read (or better yet have never heard of) Robert Louis Stevenson's Classic Horror tale then I would recomend reading this book, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Holmes, first. It will make this book more exciting and maybe
Simona Dreca
Jan 05, 2017 Simona Dreca rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook
Pochi giorni fa su Repubblica (il quotidiano) sono uscite alcune lettere inedite che si sono scritti Stevenson e Conan Doyle. Incuriosita dal loro rapporto ed essendomi quasi per caso capitato tra le mani questo libro, ho deciso di leggerlo.
E non ho fatto male.
La storia del rapporto tra dr Jelyll e mr Hyde raccontata da Stevenson mi è ben nota, ma vedere come il grande investigatore Sherlock sia venuto a capo del mistero è stato un piacevole passatempo.
La finzione del vero dietro la finzione...
One thing puzzles me. Why, for an edition of the book only released in 2010, does this have THREE different covers? They're all identical save for what is included in the "circle" in the top righthand corner. The one I got shows a placid Dr. Jekyll from the shoulders up with "half a Hyde" face, whereas the one shown here on Goodreads depicts a distressed Jekyll from the waist up turning into Hyde, clutching at his throat, etc., and, finally, a third version I've seen depicts the "Hyde stomps on ...more
In The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Holmes, Loren D Estleman has pulled off one of the most successful Holmes pastiches to mix Holmes with other literary characters. The Wellmans' Sherlock Holmes & the War of the Worlds was decent, but disjointed. Estleman manages to blend Holmes and Watson into Stevenson's story of good and evil with great ease. And the story is a familiar one--even if one has not read Stevenson's novel, one knows what the phrase "Jekyll and H ...more
Oct 15, 2014 Read1000books rated it liked it
Although there was obviously no mystery for the reader (we already know Jekyll's secret; Holmes and Watson don't find out until the very end), this was still a good read in that Estleman (who must have really done his homework) gets both the "voices" of our heroes and the Victorian London setting exactly right. And, as an added bonus, you get one of the best chase scenes (in hansom cabs, mind you) in all of SH-pastichedom (at least since the boat race at the end of "The Sign of Four").

And now a
Feb 28, 2011 robyn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sherlockiana
I once read a fantasy review that said, among other things, that when people finish something they like, look around and can't find more by the same author or of the same quality, they'll settle for a cheap imitation because it's better than nothing. The vast warehouse of Holmes pastiches is a vivid illustration of that statement; in absence of new Sherlock Holmes stories, or even a detective that they like as well, people will read some CRAP. Man, there are hundreds of imitation Holmes stories ...more
Sep 23, 2013 Rachel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-adult
The foreword starts off by giving the book historical provenance, an unnecessary feature to place Holmes in the realm of the real, and explain the discovery of this lost case. This does set a precedent in which both the authors of "fictional" works, and the people they wrote about both existed, therefore allowing this author creative license in changing facts about Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Due to the famous nature of this story, most everyone knows the connection between the two, so it is these ...more
Ruthie Jones
Sep 05, 2015 Ruthie Jones rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-book
I absolutely love this clever mashing and melding of two of the greatest: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Robert Louis Stevenson. What a fun and well-written take on having our favorite detective and his trusty companion dive into the mystery that is Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

For once, the reader knows more than Holmes (if you're already familiar with Jekyll and Hyde, of course), but that doesn't diminish the thrill of the hunt that is the usual fare in a Sherlock Holmes mystery. I highly recommend rea
Jul 01, 2013 M rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, mystery
There's an author's note at the end in which Estleman says he feels that this is a better work than Sherlock Holmes versus Dracula, and I respectfully have to disagree. Certainly, the imitation of Arthur Conan Doyle's style is just as good, and there are some fun moments of expanding on the Holmes canon, including a trip to Watson's alma mater. However, whereas the previous book was an extension of Dracula, showing a heretofore unimagined aspect of that novel's plot, this book just takes the ori ...more
Christopher Taylor
May 14, 2014 Christopher Taylor rated it really liked it
After Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Sanguinary Count, I was looking forward to this book like an addict for his next hit. Estleman has a gift with language and did a magnificent job of capturing Doyle's (John Watson's) voice.

This second book was written several years later, and with several books under his belt, Estleman is tackling a much tougher story to add Sherlock Holmes into. As much as I enjoyed Bram Stoker's book, he's not nearly the writer Robert Louis Stephenson is, and the
Lisa Macklem
Feb 10, 2016 Lisa Macklem rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
This book was SO boring. Adding Sherlock Holmes to the mix did nothing to really refresh the Jekyll/Hyde story for me. Estleman may be utterly convinced that the Conan Doyle estate and Hollywood's stupidity prevented him from getting a movie deal for this book, but he's just got a gigantic chip on his shoulder. The fact that it took me months to read this relatively short book should be evidence in and of itself of the plodding storyline. I was barely ever able to read more than five pages - rar ...more
May 12, 2016 Martin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
I bought this at the original Border Books in Ann Arbor, probably in 1980.

A very clever book. I recommend reading The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and then this book back-to-back. It's written as a carefully researched work of historical fiction, treating everything in Jekyll/Hyde as having actually happened, then dropping in Holmes and Watson, who move in and out of the narrative of Jekyll/Hyde but with a new take on most of the events therein. Only one scene changes, and it is expl
Sep 29, 2011 Ken rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sherlock-holmes
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Dr. Jekyll and Mr.Holmes is another very well written pastiche by Loren D. Estleman.

As a fan of AC Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and of Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, I found this book very enjoyable to read. As usual, Estleman stays true to Doyle's Watson and Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes while looking into one of Holmes' darker cases.
Oct 08, 2015 Renee rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Though written well to mash the characters with the Jekyll/Hyde character-it was a bit of a push to get through the book, as anyone familiar with the Jekyll/Hyde story knows who he is & you know Holmes won't figure that out for awhile. This caused a lack of much mystery for me, as I would rather not know to begin with who did it or why etc... Because of this I really couldn't enjoy the book as much as I would of liked. This would of been a much better book if you had no idea of the story of ...more
Patrick Hayes
Aug 28, 2011 Patrick Hayes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fun outing, since the reader goes into the book, one hopes, with knowledge that escapes Holmes until the very end. There's plenty of fun for fans of the Baker St. detective as many different settings, familar supporting characters, and plenty of disguises abound. I stopped short of giving it five stars because it did seem to drag on a bit too long, though the fun I got from it overwhelms that grouse. An excellent read and worth the time to go through!
Janith Pathirage
May 06, 2015 Janith Pathirage rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Wish I could give something below a one star coz this book doesn't deserve it. It's a disaster, just like that Dracula vs Sherlock Holmes crap. Could have been good as a comic book story, but as a novel, it was terrible. Wonder what sort of low lives write these crappy books. Author wannabes with no talent whatsoever. All they do is shamelessly copying someone else's work and publishing as their own. Pathetic.. Feel sad about the fake fans who give high ratings for these garbage stories.
May 09, 2015 melydia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is exactly the sort of crossover you expect it to be. I would only recommend this to people who have read both the original Stevenson book (as opposed to merely seen adaptations of the story) and some Holmes tales. The concept is kind of silly but the tone is pure Doyle. I enjoyed the novelty of reading a mystery in which I knew the answer long before Holmes did. A fun diversion.
A fun, light read, marred only by a few Americanisms. Not the best Holmes and Watson pastiche I've ever read, but not a bad one. Perhaps most interesting is the author's Afterword written more than 20 years after initial publication, talking about his experience of writing and publishing Sherlockian pastiche.
I think that this book was amazing. I believe that this book would be great for anyone with a vivd imagunation and for someone who wants to see two different charactars from two different books meet together and see what will happen in the end. I give this a twqo thumbs up!!! And I hope you enjoy this novel of mystery and split personalities.
Jan 24, 2012 John rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sherlock-holmes
This Holmes story was much better than I expected. I had read Stevenson's "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" recently, and even though the stories are very similar (though from a different perspective), the story was great and entertaining throughout. I think I enjoyed the book more having read the original.
Andrew Uys
The slow start almost made me stop reading by the end of the 5th chapter. But the book picks up nicely and delivers a fun finish.

Still wouldn't say I'm a fan of these "Sherlock mash-ups." I think I'd prefer to just re-read the originals.
Nov 23, 2011 Travis rated it really liked it
One of the best and earliest fake Holmes stories that contain a literary team up.
Holmes and Watson are nicely fitted into the classic story of Jekyll and Hyde.

Recommend you read Jekyll and Hyde first though.

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Loren D. Estleman is an American writer of detective and Western fiction. He writes with a manual typewriter.

Estleman is most famous for his novels about P.I. Amos Walker. Other series characters include Old West marshal Page Murdock and hitman Peter Macklin. He has also written a series of novels about the history of crime in Detroit (also the setting of his Walker books.) His non-series works in
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