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Gaslight Grotesque: Nightmare Tales of Sherlock Holmes

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  276 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
THE MONSTERS ARE DUE ON BAKER STREET! Between the shadowy realms of fear and the unforgiving glare of science lies a battleground of unspeakable horror. In vile alleyways with blood-slick cobblestones, impenetrable fog, and the wan glow of gaslight, lurk the inhuman denizens of nightmare. CAN REASON PREVAIL WHEN ELIMINATINGTHE IMPOSSIBLE IS NO LONGER AN OPTION?          Fa ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by Edge (first published November 15th 2009)
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Jeannie Sloan
Dec 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful Sherlock Holmes stories.They were very entertaining and really showed well the Victorian mind set of the times in which Sherlock solved his crimes.
Amy Sturgis
Dec 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
As Leslie S. Klinger says in the Forward, each of the stories in this collection is built on the premise of calling upon "the pillar of Victorian reason and intellect, Sherlock Holmes," "to confront the forces of darkness in every form." To my delight, a majority of these tales are quite good, and some are truly excellent.

Stephen Volk's "Hounded" ripped my heart into pieces as it considered an aged Watson followed by the spectre of the hound - or, perhaps, symptoms of his own failing mind. The
Aug 20, 2011 rated it liked it
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IVERALL: Generally creepy stories involving Holmes and monsters of some sorts. Some are pretty good, few are amazing, lots are meh. Worth the read but I prefer the companion "Gaslight Grimoire" much more.

Hounded - Stephen Volk (3/5): Weird enough, slightly eerie but just didn't quite do it for me.

The Death Lantern - Lawrence C. Connolly (3.5/5): Interesting reactions to watching brutality over and over again. Makes me wonder about all the violence we watch

The Quality of Mercy - William Meikle (4
Jan 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is a brilliant book if you're into Sherlock Holmes, Gothic and Victoriana. Here's a review I wrote for Horror News.
Philip Jones
Sep 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is a collection of Sherlockian tales in which, to quote Leslie S. Klinger’s Forward, “…the pillar of Victorian reason and intellect, Sherlock Holmes, would be called upon to confront the forces of darkness in every form.” Make no mistake. This is a collection of horror stories, not the usual Sherlockian investigations of human crime. In this book, Holmes and Watson deal with monsters, not twisted humans, but horrors out of myth and nightmare

In the opening tale, “Hounded,” by Stephen Volk, W
Riju Ganguly
Jan 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
his is a superb anthology and is very-very highly recommended to not only lovers of Sherlockiana, but also to all lovers of horror & macabre. Already several reviewers have given the summary of the stories, so I would simply state the reasons as to why you should try to get this book immediately, and thereupon immerse yourself in the depth of its grotesque as well as tight narratives:

1. "Foreword" by Leslie S. Klinger and "Introduction" by Charles Prepolec gives a good & neat idea about
Lianne Burwell
Jan 27, 2011 rated it it was ok
After getting hooked into the recent Sherlock movies (Sherlock Holmes translated to modern times; highly recommended), I picked this collection up from the library. It's a set of short stories about Sherlock Holmes (the classic Victorian version) with a horror bent.

It was a slightly strange collection, since Holmes is so ultra-rational that throwing in horror touches is bizarre. Stories included the truth that was hidden about the Hound of the Baskervilles, the secret of Moriarty's fate at Reich
Dec 13, 2010 rated it liked it
I've read a lot of Holmes short stories and this one is good but isn't my favorite. I kept putting it down and forcing myself to pick it back up and finish. It wasn't that I disliked the stories but I was indifferent about finishing.
Nov 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
A collection of fine tales featuring the world's greatest detective. You don't have to be a fan of Sherlock Holmes to truly enjoy this book.
Christopher Roden
May 15, 2010 rated it liked it
i'd like to have made it three and a half stars, but that option's not available.
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