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Sherlock Holmes : The Breath of God
by Guy Adams


Overview - When several leading society figures begin acting out of character, Holmes is enlisted on an investigation that will see him teamup with famed ghost hunter Thomas Carnacki, and the famous occultist Aleister Crowley.
As London fills up with mindless zombies, possessed by the spirits in the air, Holmes must descend beneath the city via the newunderground train network to combat the source.
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Overview
When several leading society figures begin acting out of character, Holmes is enlisted on an investigation that will see him teamup with famed ghost hunter Thomas Carnacki, and the famous occultist Aleister Crowley.
As London fills up with mindless zombies, possessed by the spirits in the air, Holmes must descend beneath the city via the newunderground train network to combat the source.
A brand-new original novel, detailing a thrilling new case for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's timeless creation."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780857682826
  • ISBN-10: 0857682822
  • Publisher: Titan Books (UK)
  • Publish Date: September 2011
  • Page Count: 245


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-01-16
  • Reviewer: Staff

Sherlock Holmes joins an all-star team of psychic investigators in Adams's intriguing if uneven pastiche. One of them, Algernon Blackwood's Dr. John Silence, comes to Baker Street after his experiences on a case of demonic possession. Via the body of a young girl, a demonic entity gave Silence three names: Hilary De Montfort, the Laird of Boleskine, and Sherlock Holmes. De Montfort is found dead the very morning of Silence's visit to 221B, his corpse savagely battered, as if it had been dropped from a great height. The Laird of Boleskine turns out to be real-life occultist Aleister Crowley. While Holmes is skeptical of Silence's view that a supernatural force known as the Breath of God killed De Montfort, the detective involves himself in the mystery. For good measure, Adams (Restoration) throws William Hope Hodgson's Carnacki into the mix as well as a character from M.R. James's tale "Casting the Runes." Holmes's hyper-rationalism never gels with the decidedly otherworldly plot line, though Adams does a better-than-average job in portraying him and Watson. (Oct.)

 
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