The Classified Dossier - Sherlock Holmes and Mr Hyde (Paperback)

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A deftly crafted, scintillating mash-up of Victorian mystery and horror – Sherlock Holmes and Mr Hyde encounter villains with unfathomable, terrifying abilities…

1903. A darkness has descended on London. A series of grisly murders are uncovered, trophies taken, bodies arranged and soon there are whispers of Jack the Ripper’s return. 
 
A new client arrives at Baker Street seeking Sherlock Holmes’s help: Dr Jekyll claims his friend has been wrongfully accused of the hideous crimes, a friend called Mr Edward Hyde, whose very existence relies on a potion administered by the doctor himself. 
 
But the case becomes more complicated, more unsettling than simply proving Mr Hyde’s innocence – for Holmes and Watson unearth beastly transformations, a killer who moves unseen, a secret organisation and then find a traitor in their midst….

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. He lives in Detroit, Michigan, and  tweets at @mrchrstn

Praise For…


Praise for Sherlock Holmes and Count Dracula:

"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

"Because it stays true to the characters of both worlds. Klaver can make what could be considered unbelievable, believable. Holmes is the perfect foil to give science fiction and fantasy ideas enough explanation and grounding to be considered real... Well worth picking up for any fan of fantastical Sherlock tales, but also would make a cheeky read for a Holmes purest looking for a little escapism that respects the sources.” - SF Book Review

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

“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

"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

"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
Product Details
ISBN: 9781789099294
ISBN-10: 1789099293
Publisher: Titan Books
Publication Date: October 10th, 2023
Pages: 352
Language: English