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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Holmes

(The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  4,437 Ratings  ·  80 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 Carew—the blackest mystery of h

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Paperback, 252 pages
Published August 28th 1980 by Penguin Books (first published 1979)
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F.R.
Feb 01, 2011 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 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 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
Bailey Marissa
A retelling of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde but with Sherlock Holmes. It was slow at times, but it was never boring.

Recommended 13+ for themes and a moment in a brothel.
Susan
Apr 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good Sherlock Holmes pastiche. I enjoyed the author's take on Holmes and Watson's detecting skills, blending this with another literary classic, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Unfortunately I never read the latter book so am unable to mention the overlaps from that book into this one but I'm sure, since the author did a bang-up job with Holmes and Watson, that he did just as well with Stevenson's novel.

I look forward to reading another of his mysteries!

Ebster Davis
As excellent a psychological science fiction as "The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" was, its structured as a mystery. And it doesn't succeed very well as a mystery story for the very simple fact that everyone already knows what the solution to the mystery really is.

(It's on the freaking book cover!)

As a mystery novel, this book suffers from the same problem. However, it is a lot of fun watching Mr Holmes and Dr Watson work though something that we already have the answer to.

Their inve
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Trisha
Jan 17, 2011 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
Jonathan
Nov 12, 2011 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 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
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Jaime Contreras
Sep 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
C.O. Bonham
Oct 29, 2011 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
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Joe
Oct 16, 2011 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.
Glen U
Oct 08, 2017 rated it liked it
Having read Loren D. Estleman's excellent (despite the schlocky title) first Sherlock Holmes pastiche, "Sherlock Holmes Vs. Dracula", I was expecting the same Doylesque style of writing in "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Holmes". Starting with the fact that it has a much better title, I figured it would only get better. I was sadly disappointed. Perhaps because Estleman was mirroring two great classical styles of writing, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Robert Louis Stevenson, the book was less than riveting fro ...more
Judy Hall
When a lawyer asks Holmes to look into a man named Edward Hyde, Holmes and Watson encounter the most villainous young man they have ever seen. They are unable to learn what control he has over Dr. Henry Jekyll and must step away from the mystery. Then the government asks them to look into the murder of Danvers Carew. They are lead right back to Hyde.

Because he was constrained by the existing book I feel like Estleman didn't have a full Holmes story here. Maybe it was because I knew what was to h
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KaroLin (Fiktion fetzt)
Insgesamt ein solides Sherlock Holmes Abenteuer - ich fühlte mich recht gut unterhalten. Allerdings braucht der Detektiv in diesem Roman für meinen Geschmack einen Tick zu lange, um dem Geheimnis auf den Grund zu kommen - man ist einen clevereren Holmes gewohnt. Wenn man das Jekyll und Hyde Original von Stevenson noch gut im Kopf hat, hat das Buch außerdem die eine oder andere Länge, da einiges eben in sehr ähnlicher Form nacherzählt wird. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Holmes eignet sich daher vielleicht e ...more
Mark
Jun 02, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I haven’t really finished this book. Thought it might be interesting to check it out considering I just read Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and am currently making my way through The Collected Works of Sherlock Holmes. But 20 pages or so in, after what was essentially a verbatim retelling of a scene from the original Jekyll and the introduction of a lacklustre Mr Hyde I decided I didn’t want to pollute the memory of the source material with this substandard fare.
Daniel José
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fascinante.

Eu devia ter uns 12 anos e até então, eu tinha a maior preguiça do mundo de ler. Eis que eu leio esse livro forçado pelo curso de inglês e descubro que Literatura, em especial o gênero suspense, pode ser absolutamente agradável.

Pra mim foi um divisor de águas.
Faran
Oct 03, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
وقتی پای شرلوک هلمز معروف به داستان استیونسن باز بشه....
این کتاب رو از شرلوک هلمز علیه دراکولا بیشتر دوست داشتم.
مقدمه و موخره جالبی داشت و خط داستانیش قوی تر بود.
البته همچنان کارهای ایدرین کانن دویل رو بهترین ادامه های شرلوک هلمز می دونم
Mike Jakes
Oct 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
I loved this, a very clever merging of the two stories. The writing was very good, good enough so I was picturing Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce as I read the book. Recommended .
Caitlin
It's hard to enjoy something when you know what the punchline is, and, because of this, I felt the narrative was rather drawn out.
Monica Willyard
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bookshare, mysteries
This is a wonderfully atmospheric retelling of the classic tale, well told I'm not made into a parity.
Eaycrigg
May 05, 2018 rated it liked it
A fun read, but not as fun as Nicholas Meyer's Sherlock Holmes tributes.
Christine
Apr 07, 2018 rated it liked it
I guess proofreading and editing are a thing of the past...so sad. Story is typical Sherlock Holmes.
Jim
Aug 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Excellent read, highly recommended for a slow day and the game's afoot.
James Castle
A fun entry in the "neo-Victorian" genre, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Holmes is an improvement on its predecessor, Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula. Although there are probably as many coincidences in this second volume as in the first, here Holmes's presence actually changes a vital aspect of the original book. Estleman captures Watson's voice as well as any other imitator (although no one that I've ever read has ever truly captured it), and the plot and dialogue are amusing enough for a quick read. Good for ...more
Kooshmeister
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
David William
Feb 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A fast-paced yard that sees Holmes go up against one of the staples of 19th century horror. Thoroughly enjoyed this.
Bev
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
Read1000books
Oct 15, 2014 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
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robyn
Feb 28, 2011 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
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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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