Gaslight Grotesque: Nightmare Tales of Sherlock Holmes

By Charles Prepolec


Between the shadowy geographical regions of worry and the unforgiving glare of technological know-how lies a battleground of unspeakable horror. In vile alleyways with blood-slick cobblestones, impenetrable fog, and the wan glow of gaslight, lurk the inhuman denizens of nightmare.

CAN cause succeed whilst ELIMINATING
THE most unlikely is not any LONGER AN OPTION?

Faced together with his worst fears, Sherlock Holmes has his religion within the technology of statement and deduction shaken to the middle in thirteen all-new stories of terror from state-of-the-art sleek masters of the macabre!

Contributors Include:

Leslie S. Klinger - "Foreword"
Charles V. Prepolec - "Introduction"

Stephen Volk - "Hounded"
Lawrence C. Connolly - "The loss of life Lantern"
William Meikle - "The caliber of Mercy"
James A. Moore - "Emily's Kiss"
William Patrick Maynard - "The Tragic Case of the kid Prodigy
Hayden Trenholm - "The final Windigo"
Neil Jackson - "Celeste"
Robert Lauderdale - "The most sensible Laid Plans"
Leigh Blackmore - "Exalted are the Forces of Darkness"
Mark Morris - "The Affair of the Heart"
Simon Kurt Unsworth - "The Hand-Delivered Letter"
Barbara Roden - "Of the foundation of the Hound of the Baskervilles"
J. R. Campbell - "Mr. Other's Children"

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