The Devil's Promise (Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes)

Paperback, 224 pages

English language

Published Nov. 21, 2014 by Titan Books.


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2 stars (1 review)

Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson are holidaying on the English coast when they discover a corpse on the beach… which then disappears. They can get little help from the nearby village, populated by strange and unfriendly characters. Then the corpse suddenly reappears in their cottage and they are attacked by persons unknown. Watson comes to, and discovers that months have passed, and Holmes is not the man he remembers. What has happened to his friend? Does it have something to do with a dead devil worshipper, whose children happen to live in the cursed village?

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2 stars

Well, that was...different. An A+ for characterization, style, and panache. A much lesser grade for the conclusion, which goes against everything Holmesian (from the extreme and unnecessary violence perpetrated by Watson and Holmes to the supernatural elements actually being real). This was a strange one.