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Book Reviews: The Revenge Of The Hound + Ghosts In Baker Street

The Revenge Of The Hound by Michael Hardwick
In this dull 2004 novel, Watson is getting married yet again, Holmes is an ass and the Hound is back. Also someone has stolen Oliver Cromwell’s bones. Holmes is impossible, people act like morons and a plot is unwound. This does not disseminate joy or have any qualifying adjectives. This isn’t even sporadically interesting.

Best Lines:
“For heaven’s sake, Holmes, stop making those sepulchral noises!”

“They’re saying the Hound of the Baskervilles has come back.”

“You surely do not need me to spell out the menace of used notepaper.”

Ghosts In Baker Street edited by Martin H. Greenberg, Jon Lellenberg, and Daniel Stashower
This 2006 anthology tells new tales of Sherlock Holmes with a supernatural twist.

The Devil and Sherlock Holmes
Watson gets Holmes to investigate a mental patient who claims to be Satan. This was mediocre and makes no sense.

Best Lines:
“There isn’t a criminal with imagination left on our island. They have all emigrated to America to run for public office.”

“Was prevented from ingesting the contents of a bottle of chlorine bleach only by the strenuous intervention by a male orderly.”

The Adventure of the Librarian’s Ghost
Is there a ghost in the library? No. This was dull and had a ridiculous conclusion.

The Adventure of the late Orang Outang
A story of a spectral anthropoid that devolves into sub par twaddle.

A Scandal In Drury Lane, Or The Vampire Trap
There is drama in a theatre in this dire mess.

Best Lines:
“Malignant fate,”

“I could never portray a woman with such strange notions of hospitality.”

Sherlock Holmes and the Mummy’s Curse
No curse just greed.

Death In The East End
Watson is troubled by the sins of the past. Dull.

The Adventure of the Dog in the Nightime
Murder in the East End. No.

Selden’s Tale
Inspired by ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ this was boring.

The Adventure of the St. Marylebone Ghoul

The Coole Park Problem
Holmes and Watson go to Ireland. No.
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