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Book Review: Gaslight Grotesque

Gaslight Grotesque: Nightmare Tales of Sherlock Holmes edited by J.R. Campbell and Charles Prepolec

This follow up to ’Gaslight Grimoire’ is like its predecessor in that it contains stories of vastly differing merit.

This is a creepy sequel/retelling of ’The Hound of the Baskervilles’ and it's good.

The Death Lantern
A murder is captured on film stock. This is good.

Emily’s Kiss
Holmes and Watson learn of a creepy family and their curse. This has an unnerving ending and is very good.

The Last Windigo
Holmes and Watson investigate Canadian folklore. This is okay.

Exalted are the forces of Darkness
Holmes and Watson have an unwelcome ally in Aleister Crowley. This is okay.

The Affair of the Heart
An impossible murder and an impossible trap. This is okay.

The Hand Delivered Letter
Moriarty didn’t die at the Falls and sends Holmes a letter detailing the monumental revenge he has taken on his adversary. This is chilling and excellent.

Of the Origin of the Hound of the Baskervilles
This retelling of the ‘Hound of the Baskervilles’ is very good.
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