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The new Sherlock Holmes novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Age of Odin and Firefly - Big Damn Hero.

It is 1890, and in the days before Christmas Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson are visited at Baker Street by a new client. Eve Allerthorpe - eldest daughter of a grand but somewhat eccentric Yorkshire-based dynasty - is greatly distressed, as she
Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published October 22nd 2019 by Titan Books
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Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Demon by James Lovegrove is a 2019 Titan publication.

A fun, clever, holiday mystery- Holmes & Watson style!

I have not read any of the previous Holmes & Watson mysteries written by James Lovegrove. I was a little wary about a new Sherlock Holmes mystery, written by someone other than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, to be honest.

However, after indulging in my usual heartwarming and saccharine sweet holiday romances, I was looking for a good holiday murder
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It is late December 1890, Eve’s Allerthorpe’s birthday is fast approaching and on Christmas eve she will turn twenty-one-years-old. On her birthday she will inherit a sizeable fortune left to her by her aunt…but only if she is found to be of sound mind. If, however, Eve is found to not be of sound mind then the inheritance will be divided and spread equally between other family
Oct 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was just a huge amount of fun and got the characters spot on - great mysteries too!

Full review -
Oliver Clarke
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Oct 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I'm conceding defeat and I'm not even sure whom to. See, despite being an ardent mystery fan since a wee girl, I've been lukewarm at most to the Sherlock Holmes canon, and have had very little interest in reading the Sherlockiana that has spawned since. Not even Neil Gaiman's brilliant A Study In Emerald could draw me in, and I waved off my delight in G. S. Denning's Warlock Holmes series as being of a similar exception, given the overtly supernatural element common to both. Nancy Springer's ...more
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*I voluntarily reviewed this book from the Publisher.

As always, James Lovegrove has blown me away with this masterpiece of historical fiction featuring my favourite Victorian sleuths, Holmes and Watson.

It is the week of Christmas and Holmes and Watson find themselves travelling to Fellscar Keep, a wealthy castle by all accounts, to solve a mystery for their young client, Eve Allerthorpe. In a few days, Eve is due to come into her inheritance from an aunt as long as she is found to be of sound
Dec 03, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5/5 - an excellent sherlock holmes pastiche - and two good plots -
however i discovered the culprit of the attent on eve allerthorpe to make her mentally ill, and i also discovered the second culprit, the one of the murder of the scullery maid, but there i didn't know the why's -
Oct 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
1890 - Eve Allerthorpe, the eldest daughter from a wealthy family stands to inherit a fortune when she turns 21 on Christmas eve. However there is a clause in the will that stipulates that Eve must be of sound mind to inherit.
Eve arrives at 221B Baker street upset and on edge and explains to Sherlock Holmes that she is being haunted by Black Thurrick - a Crampus style demon from childhood stories. She claims to have seen him from her window, a dark face with glowing eyes, crossing the estate
Nov 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After the last of the Cthulhu Casebooks, Sherlock Holmes and the Sussex Sea-Devils, was published last year, I thought I’d got to the end of James’s entertaining cross-genre series.

So, it was a lovely surprise to get this one arrive through the post – even though it’s a Christmas tale which has arrived before Halloween!

It is 1890 and Sherlock and his friend John Watson are approached by Eve Allerthorpe, whose family seat at Fellscar Keep in Yorkshire appears to be haunted by a demonic spirit –
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Firstly, James Lovegrove is my go to for a Sherlock Holmes pastiche, no one brings the character to life quite as wonderfully as he does in my view. It's a beautiful book too, under the dust cover the publishers have gone into great detail with an embossed cover and a wonderfully embossed spine to really give it a look of a book published much longer ago, thank you so much Titan Books for sending me a copy for review.

Set, as you would expect, at Christmastime, Holmes and Watson find themselves
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I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Growing up … well, when I was about 16, I remember pretending to be sick so I could stay off school and plow my way through the Complete Sherlock Holmes collection that I’d come across. That book (a few shorts aside) was the best book I’d ever picked up and it was one of my saddest days as a reader when I finished it. So, when I got an e-mail advertising Sherlock Holmes and The Christmas Demon from Titan Books it
Oct 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So it’s mid-October, the spooky season and here I am reading a Christmas story! I am fond of Halloween but I am definitely more of a Christmas lover and this was the perfect story to get me into the festive mood. I loved everything about this enthralling tale – from the much loved crime-solving duo, to the setting, the cast of characters, the sinister Black Thurrick and the haunting of Mrs. Allerthorpe – it’s one that I’ll surely be reaching for again and again.

I was fascinated by the Black
A. Luna
Nov 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I often find myself wanting to curl up with a good book. Now that fall is slowly unfurling its child, though quite slowly in Puerto Rico, I couldn’t have asked for a more appropriate book to read in the damp weather than James Lovegrove’s Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Demon. This story is masterful in the way it manages to conserve the authenticity of the original Sherlock Holmes novels while still giving it somewhat of a modern flair.
Lovegrove’s version of Sherlock Holmes is reminiscent of
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*I was provided with a copy of this book by the publisher, in exchange for my honest opinion.

As I'd hoped, this was a humorous, lively and enjoyable read. I haven't really delved too much into Sherlock Holmes books and films, but I've seen enough to know that he's a very interesting and entertaining character, who I can't help but find fascinating. I was so pleased with the characterisation of Holmes in this, and would probably say that it's the strongest aspect of the novel, it was honestly
C.J. Bunce
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review originally published at on December 4, 2019.

Christmas Sherlock?–Holmes and Watson pursue a yuletide murder in new Lovegrove novel

Review by C.J. Bunce

In the Victorian holiday tradition of spending Christmas sharing tales of ghosts and other haunts, comes James Lovegrove′s latest novel, Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Demon. Another excellent addition in Lovegrove’s long list of new tales of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s hero and his earnest confidante and co-conspirator in sleuthing,
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great follow up to Arthur conan doyle's books! I only hope I have time to read the others in this series. Holmes and Watson are approached by a young woman who fears that some one is trying to make her appear crazy, there by resulting in a loss of her inheritance. Set at Christmas, Lovegrove also writes information about traditions that aren't always positive during the season.
Harry Bookerson
I loved this so much! Pure Sherlockian holiday comfort food with not just one but TWO mysteries.
Amanda Shepard (Between-the-Shelves)
A fun Sherlock Holmes mystery that definitely fits the tone of the original from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A quick read, but a fun one for Christmas!
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-read-2019
A satisfying, seasonal and engrossing Sherlock Holmes mystery, an excellent pastiche.
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Nov 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4,5 *
Really lovely book. Enjoyed it very much.
Sneha Fariha
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing book.
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James Lovegrove is the author of several acclaimed novels and books for children.

James was born on Christmas Eve 1965 and, having dabbled in writing at school, first took to it seriously while at university. A short story of his won a college competition. The prize was 15, and it had cost 18 to get the story professionally typed. This taught him a hard but necessary lesson in the harsh economic