Warlock Holmes: The Hell-Hound of the Baskervilles
Picked up this little beauty by G. S. Denning, while perusing my local book store, looking for something to read during the summer holidays. I didn’t find out until later it’s the second book in the series, but it made no difference to my comprehension, or enjoyment of the book, as it functions perfectly well as a standalone story. It was the title that caught my attention, as I’m a huge fan of mashups, i.e. cross-genre romps in literature, comic books and art (for instance), that mix and match themes and characters from “pop culture”.
Simply put, this book is laugh out loud funny, from start till finish. According to the Amazon blurb:
“The game’s afoot once more as the long-suffering Dr. John Watson and a partially-decomposed Warlock Holmes (though he’s getting better) face off against Moriarty’s gang, the Pinkertons, flesh-eating horses, a parliament of imps, boredom, Surrey, a succubus, an overly-Canadian aristocrat, a tricycle-fight to the death and the dreaded Pumpcrow. Oh, and a hell-hound, one assumes.”
I heartily recommend it. Now excuse me while I go look for book one . . .