My Rating: 5 Stars
Absolutely marvellous! I'm an absolute fan of the Sherlock Holmes stories and so when I saw this title I was a bit redundant to read it. I had no idea what was waiting for me but I decided to take a chance. And it was a correct one to make! Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell, I'm quite pleased to say is definitely worth reading, with a style of writing that brings one hell of an adventure!
Holmes isn't the same person after defeating his archenemy, Professor Moriarty. Cases aren't challenging or intriguing anymore and Holmes is in an unpleasant and irritable mood. Dr Watson is concerned, especially considering the recurrent use of drugs of his dear friend when finding in a state of boredom. Then a missing person case comes in. A man went inside his attic room, locked the door on in inside, and disappeared. As Holmes and Watson take the case, another missing person case occurs exactly in exactly the same pattern. Are the cases connected? How so? While investigating these two cases, Holmes and Watson discover a secret society that indulges carnal pleasures and hides a mysterious box. How is it all related?
Kane connects perfectly the original Sherlock Holmes stories showing a deep knowledge and understanding of the complex character that is Sherlock Holmes, providing the perspectives of both Watson and Holmes. Furthermore, the book is writing in the style of Arthur Conan Doyle, and I must say he would be proud!
Thrilling story, a very good book!
Thank you NetGalley, the publisher Solaris, and the author for allowing me to read and review a digital copy of this book.
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