I am a BIG fan of Sherlock Holmes! Now, having said that, I've not read all of the stories (but I plan on doing that very soon!) And yes, I loved the Basil Rathbone and Robert Downey Jr. films as well. However, I will say that author Nikki Nelson-Hicks has done a fantastic job of contributing to the Holmes universe with her book The Astonishing Tales of Sherlock Holmes - The Shrieking Pits! Dr. Watson learns, upon returning from his latest excursion, that his dear eccentric friend Holmes has gone missing in an attempt to catch . . . faeries? According to gentleman Ulysses K. Todd and his secretary (and formidable partner) Bernadine Dowell, they were the last to see Holmes alive! Watson decides to travel with his two new companions to Aylmerton to locate his possibly drug addled friend . . .and lands in something far more sinister and more profitable!
This book, published through ProSe Productions, will tickle the fancy of any Holmes fan as well as anyone who loves reading a well written story. Although the book is slim, the story is far from it - lemon juice, hidden messages, dirty silver, even dirtier family members, and above everything else, a chance to see Holmes in full form! What could be better than that? Kudos to Nikki for a job well done! And, if this book isn't enough for you, you need to check out her Accidental Detective series, also published through ProSe Productions! My tea company even has a blend inspired by the first novel in the series!