Thursday, 19 May 2016

Warlock Holmes - A study in Brimstone - CS Denning

Sherlock Holmes is an unparalleled genius who uses the gift of deduction and reason to solve the most vexing of crimes.

Warlock Holmes, however, is an idiot. A good man, perhaps; a font of arcane power, certainly. But he’s brilliantly dim. Frankly, he couldn’t deduce his way out of a paper bag. The only thing he has really got going for him are the might of a thousand demons and his stalwart flatmate. Thankfully, Dr. Watson is always there to aid him through the treacherous shoals of Victorian propriety… and save him from a gruesome death every now and again.

An imaginative, irreverent and addictive reimagining of the world’s favourite detective, Warlock Holmes retains the charm, tone and feel of the original stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle while finally giving the flat at 221b Baker Street what it’s been missing for all these years: an alchemy table.

Reimagining six stories, this riotous mash-up is a glorious new take on the ever-popular Sherlock Holmes myth, featuring the vampire Inspector Vladislav Lestrade, the ogre Inspector Torg Grogsson, and Dr. Watson, the true detective at 221b. And Sherlock. A warlock. 

My thoughts:
Truth be told...I have not read Sherlock Holmes, or watched any movies, or new adaptions. I did watch that movie where he was old. So I really can't say if the stories in this one are anything like the real ones. I mean the bones of them, since the rest is crazy. Pure crazy.

I have no idea what Warlock Holmes really was, I have ideas, but I am all whaat? He is not really human. He knows magic, he sees a lot, he is strange. But then so the real Sherlock too. He sure is a character.

In comes Watson who needs a place to stay, and then he comes to like Warlock and solving weird cases. Cos they are weird, and supernatural.

The book is light, and with a touch of dry humour. It rather amusing and it is divided into 6 bigger cases that they solve together. I enjoyed it and this was a Holmes and Watson that was fun to read about. Especially when Holmes was feeding his rats that were handicapped...told you it was weird. And that is why it was good.

Paperback, 336 pages
Published May 17th 2016 by Titan Books
Paranormal mystery
for review


  1. Dry humor can be good :D I haven't read or watched any either that I can remember. Huh!

  2. I love all things Holmes and Watson so you have me curious indeed!

  3. I haven't read any Sherlock Holmes, but I've seen a variety of TV shows and movies, so this might be fun for me to read. I think I'd like a paranormal version of his world!

  4. Currently watching the series, a coincidence indeed. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Sounds fun - unless I hate it.

  6. Hmm. Kind of intrigued by this one.

  7. oh I just love this type of humor....and anything dealing with Holmes I will pick up!!!

  8. I saw that you were reading this on Goodreads and had my interest piqued right away. I love the cover, and that title is ace :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  9. I'm a Sherlock Holmes fan and I enjoy books with the character in them, but this one does seem bizarre. Still...curiosity.

  10. It sounds like a nice one, I love the cover

  11. I haven't either, so not that interested in reading any retellings. Glad you enjoyed it, though.

  12. I like Sherlock Holmes, but the best part is his dedication. At least it was funny. If you want to try a Sherlock Holmes the new BBC one is good even if it is set in modern day.

    1. I have heard of it..of course, but never tried it, weird

  13. The books are dry. Like so dry I wanted to cry. BUT the movies aren't bad.

  14. I'm not real familiar Sherlock Holmes either. Glad you enjoyed it.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads



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