James Lovegrove is back with the third and final Cthulu Casebooks, Sherlock Holmes and the Miskatonic Monstrosities. Like the other books in this trilogy, this work combines Sherlock Holmes with some of the most epic monsters of H.P. Lovecraft fame.
In Sherlock Holmes and The Miskatonic Monstrosities, Holmes and Watson are trying to solve the mystery of a stranger that has ended up at Bedlam. Missing a hand and speaking only the language of the ancient gods, the new resident of the famed mental institution is definitely a person of interest. After he is “kidnapped,” Watson and Sherlock jump into action to find out where he is, and how he may be tied to a giant creature called the Nightgaunt. What follows is an adventure story through the works of H.P. Lovecraft with Sherlock Holmes friends.
If you’re a huge fan of the Sherlock Holmes stories, or can’t get enough of H.P. Lovecraft, you will find yourself picking up references left and right in Sherlock Holmes and the Miskatonic Monstrosities. If you’ve never really spent much time with one or the other, you may find yourself a little confused or entirely missing multiple references, but you can still enjoy the story. Readers who enjoy finding references will enjoy it at first, but I have to admit after a while it got old and some passages felt more like fan fiction. I was even able to guess where the story was going because I have read both Lovecraft and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The cover does look really cool and makes for a great edition to the bookshelf.
Sherlock Holmes and the Mistaktonic Monstrosities is now available from Titan Books.