"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."

Monday, February 21, 2022

Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)

Alan Arnold's novelization of the 1985 movie produced by Steven Spielberg and starring Nicholas Rowe as Holmes and Alan Cox as his friend and schoolmate John Watson.

On his first murder case, a brilliant schoolboy is swept into a perilous adventure! 
When his friend the eccentric professor mysteriously dies, sixteen year-old Holmes suspects of play. The eager detective drags his new friend Watson through London't dark alleys and over the rooftops, braving disaster––and even death––to capture a tricky, powerful foe!

It's a shame Pocket Books didn't use the actual movie poster art (below) for the cover of their novelization. Always loved it.

For a very good review of this novelization, check out Cult Film Club.

Title: Young Sherlock Holmes
Author: Alan Arnold
Year: 1985
Publisher: Pocket Books
Purchase: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

The Sword of Death (2022)

The second Holmes adventure from Sherlockian Dan Andriacco.

A headless corpse, a houseful of high society suspects, a mysterious servant, and a woman in danger. Sherlock Holmes is on the case in one of his most baffling and bizarre adventures! 
The horrific sight that greeted us is one that I shall never forget. Seven swords hung by their handle guards. Two hooks for holding additional swords were empty, but one of them was not far away. Covered with drying blood, it lay on the bottom of the concealed space next to a severed head oozing gore. 
This follow-up to the critically acclaimed House of the Doomed presents another new mystery in the traditional style of Arthur Conan Doyle, as only Dan Andriacco can capture it!

Title: The Sword of Death
Author: Dan Andriacco
Year: 2022
Publisher: Wessex Press
Purchase: Gasogene Books

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