Review Copy: Warlock Holmes

Warlock Holmes is a funny, paranormal twist on the classic Sherlock Holmes stories. #spon | A book review by NewberyandBeyond.com
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Note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

“Sherlock Holmes is an unparalleled genius who uses the gift of deduction and reason to solve the most vexing of crimes.

Warlock Holmes, however, is an idiot. A good man, perhaps; a font of arcane power, certainly. But he’s brilliantly dim. Frankly, he couldn’t deduce his way out of a paper bag. The only thing he has really got going for him are the might of a thousand demons and his stalwart flatmate. Thankfully, Dr. Watson is always there to aid him through the treacherous shoals of Victorian propriety… and save him from a gruesome death every now and again.

Reimagining six stories, this riotous mash-up is a glorious new take on the ever-popular Sherlock Holmes myth, featuring the vampire Inspector Vladislav Lestrade, the ogre Inspector Torg Grogsson, and Dr. Watson, the true detective at 221b.” (Summary via Goodreads.com)

Warlock Holmes is a funny paranormal adaptation of the original Sherlock Holmes mysteries. And when I say funny, I mean I actually laughed out loud on several occasions.

Fans of the original Sherlock Holmes stories, as well as those who enjoy tv and movie adaptations like BBC’s Sherlock, will enjoy this retelling. It takes the original stories and gives them that paranormal twist. The characters themselves contribute to this, as familiar characters like Holmes and Lestrade are rewritten as warlocks or vampires. But despite the Victorian setting and the paranormal twist, there are references to the modern day also which will make readers laugh.

If you are a Sherlock Holmes fan (and don’t mind a little twisting of your favorite stories), you’ll definitely enjoy this book. Check it out!

Rating: Pretty Darn Good

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