Book Review – Sherlock Holmes vs Dracula

by @edent | #

Sherlock Holmes stands smoking his pipe - a bat flaps in the background.

After a mysterious schooner runs aground in an English harbor with no human passengers — only the dead captain, drained of blood — a series of bizarre nocturnal crimes takes place in London. It can only be the work of Count Dracula, and only one man can save the city: the world’s greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes.

This is a very silly book!

I recently watched the amazing film “Batman Vs the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles“. It was exactly what I wanted to watch when I was 12. The plot is Batman, right, versus TMNT. That’s it.

So, we move on to Loren D. Estleman’s novel from 1978.

🕵️🆚🧛‍♂️

That’s it. That’s the story.

In truth, it has been many years since I read any Conan Doyle or Bram Stoker – so I can’t vouch for how accurate a pastiche this is. But it feels right.

It is a short story – less than 200 pages – but it covers all the fan-service things that you want out of a cross-over story. Lots of fun.

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