The Classified Dossier - Sherlock Holmes and Count Dracula (Hardcover)

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In this thrilling supernatural mystery, Sherlock Holmes and Count Dracula must join forces to banish a terrible enemy...

Sherlock Holmes is dead. His body lies in a solitary grave on the Sussex Downs, England. But Dr. Watson survives, and is now given permission to release tales in Sherlock’s ‘classified dossier’, those cases that are, dear reader, unbelievable – for their subject matter is of the most outré and grotesque nature.
 
In this thrilling first instalment of The Classified Dossier, a Transylvanian nobleman called Count Dracula arrives at Baker Street seeking the help of Sherlock Holmes, for his beloved wife Mina has been kidnapped. 
 
But Dracula is a client like no other and Sherlock and Watson must confront – despite the wild, unbelievable notion – the existence of vampires. And before long, Sherlock, Watson and their new vampire allies must work together to banish a powerful enemy growing in the shadows….

About the Author


Christian Klaver is author of Shadows Over London and the Nightwalker Series, and has also written over a dozen novels in both fantasy and sci-fi, as well as for magazines such as Escape Pod and Dark Wisdom. He's worked as book-seller, bartender and a martial-arts instructor before settling into a career in internet security. @mrchrstn
 

Praise For…


"Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Bram Stoker were friends and admired each other's work. I'm happy to think that both of them would have greatly enjoyed Christian Klaver's exuberant, reverent mashup of their two best-known characters."
James Lovegrove, author of The Cthulhu Casebooks

"A great start to a new series. Klaver knows his Holmes – and his Dracula – and tells a compelling tale that will delight all fans of Holmes and things horrific."
Eric Brown, author of The Martian Menace

"This is wonderful storytelling – bold; filled with energy and knowledge – which grabs the reader by the lapels of his or her smoking jacket and drags them merrily into the adventure. Doyle's voice is recaptured and slyly modernised. I can't wait to read the next instalment in what promises to be a supremely witty and dynamic sequence of stories." J.S. Barnes, author of Dracula's Child and The City of Dr Moreau

"A scintillating mash-up of the two big names in Victorian mystery and horror... Put your feet up, light your pipe, pour yourself a nice cup of warm blood, and enjoy."
Philip Purser-Hallard, author of Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man

"I honestly couldn’t put it down… You’ll hold your breath, I promise. It’s quite simply the most believable Holmes/fantasy crossover I’ve ever read"
Age of Steam

"What's most remarkable about this story is the degree of authenticity Klaver gives it–it reads just like a story by Doyle… exciting and refreshingly unpredictable"
Heath Lowrance

“Sherlock Holmes and Count Dracula has a 1940s’ B-movie ring to it, but it’s a sprightly romp paying tribute to the classics.” Peterborough Telegraph Review

“A supernatural mystery to shiver the timbers... Good page turning stuff.” Frost Magazine

“Sherlock Holmes & Count Dracula by Christian Klaver is the ultimate ‘mash-up’.” Shots Magazine

“An incredibly imaginative new take on these characters, and Klaver not only brings a fresh spin to Holmes and Watson, but the Dracula mythos too. It establishes a bold new status quo for the world's greatest detective, one that I can't wait to see more of in future volumes.” Trans-scribe Review

“It is lovely to read a book and to realise that you must be having as much fun reading the story as the author had writing it. This is a fine addition to the fantasy world’s take on Holmes. Curl up in a comfy chair on a dark night with a suitable beverage and enjoy yourself!” Runalong the Shelves Review

"Refreshingly original, inherently fascinating, impressively entertaining, deftly crafted, and a thoroughly compelling read from first page to last."  -Midwest Book Review

More praise for Christian Klaver

"Klaver’s worldbuilding is immersive… with a thrilling pace"
KIRKUS

"Rich, lyrical descriptions augment the fantastical source material in this engaging series starter"
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"Klaver dazzles with an adventure rooted in complex feelings about family loyalties, and full to the brim with mystery."
Tobias S. Buckell


Product Details
ISBN: 9781789097122
ISBN-10: 1789097126
Publisher: Titan Books
Publication Date: November 16th, 2021
Pages: 432
Language: English