"Somewhere in the vaults of the bank of Cox and Co., at Charing Cross, there is a travel-worn and battered tin dispatch-box with my name, John H. Watson, M.D., painted upon the lid. It is crammed with papers, nearly all of which are records of cases to illustrate the curious problems which Mr. Sherlock Holmes has at various times to examine."

Sunday, March 12, 2017

The Ghost of Sherlock Holmes (1984)

This irresistibly titled collection of supernatural short stories contains one (the title story) about two bibliophiles who encounter a familiar apparition while on an excursion in Sussex. The author, Leslie Halliwell, is most renown for his Halliwell's Film Guide.


HOW CAN THERE BE A GHOST 
OF A MAN WHO DIDN'T REALLY EXSIST? 
Did the dead industrialist really come back to look for his wife? Can you make love to a ghost? 
Californian poltergeists, Icelandic apparitions and tales of Monagasque menace: Leslie Halliwell may be influenced by master such as E.F. Benson, Saki and above all M.R. James but with this original and chilling volume, he has established his claim as a master of the field of ghost stories in his own right. 
In The Ghost of Sherlock Holmes you will encounter spirits wistful, benevolent – and evil . . .

Title: The Ghost of Sherlock Holmes
Author: Leslie Halliwell
Year: 1984
Publisher: Granada
Purchase: Amazon.

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