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By Charles Prepolec


Between the shadowy nation-states of worry and the unforgiving glare of technology lies a battleground of unspeakable horror. In vile alleyways with blood-slick cobblestones, impenetrable fog, and the wan glow of gaslight, lurk the inhuman denizens of nightmare.

CAN cause be successful while ELIMINATING
THE very unlikely is not any LONGER AN OPTION?

Faced together with his worst fears, Sherlock Holmes has his religion within the technology of statement and deduction shaken to the middle in thirteen all-new stories of terror from trendy glossy masters of the macabre!

Contributors Include:

Leslie S. Klinger - "Foreword"
Charles V. Prepolec - "Introduction"

Stephen Volk - "Hounded"
Lawrence C. Connolly - "The dying Lantern"
William Meikle - "The caliber of Mercy"
James A. Moore - "Emily's Kiss"
William Patrick Maynard - "The Tragic Case of the kid Prodigy
Hayden Trenholm - "The final Windigo"
Neil Jackson - "Celeste"
Robert Lauderdale - "The most sensible Laid Plans"
Leigh Blackmore - "Exalted are the Forces of Darkness"
Mark Morris - "The Affair of the Heart"
Simon Kurt Unsworth - "The Hand-Delivered Letter"
Barbara Roden - "Of the beginning of the Hound of the Baskervilles"
J. R. Campbell - "Mr. Other's Children"

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To deflect cognizance, i'm to imagine. ” “Yes, Mr. Holmes. And this identify at the checklist? ” “I need to converse with him first… and he has to come back on board with us. ” “You’ll have him. ” “I’ve acquired one, Holmes! ” got here the excited shout from Dr. Watson. the 2 males grew to become to work out Watson protecting a wriggling salmon, not more than six inches in size; the health professional beamed a good smile. Holmes became again to Prince George. “I needs to apologise for my past words,” acknowledged Holmes shaking his head at Watson. “Not the entire fish are appealing. ” “Look upon it as an hors d’oeuvre. Lunch is upon us. ” days later, Holmes and Watson discovered themselves within the small fishing port of Mallaig. A picturesque village, smartly tucked away at the coast and residential to most likely the easiest smoked kippers in Europe. They made their approach to their accommodations, a small boarding condominium with an indication outdoors that did little to welcome somebody; the weather-beaten signal and pale paint did not anything to enamour the pair to where yet on getting into their rooms, they have been pleasantly shocked. The furniture seemed nearly new, as have been the cushions, pillows and linens. It used to be effortless to appreciate why — in his room, a word from HRH Prince George needed Holmes a comfy remain. inside of thirty mins in their arrival, the 2 males have been sitting at a small wood desk, certainly one of six within the eating room which additionally served as one of many village taverns. just like the benches on which they sat, the room used to be simple. Barrels in the back of a small bar that housed a number of cabinets the place a diversified number of glasses and bottles fought for the constrained house. a number of trinkets held on the partitions in a useless try to attract passers-by into the institution, besides a few nets on which hung 3 useless crabs and a few shells, a number of cutlasses and a few nautical oddments. Badly painted landscapes, through fishermen and sailors given in trade for a unfastened meal and brew, hung via the nets. Watson was once of the opinion that the landlady, one Mrs. Edna Plympton, had come off worse within the barter. That was once till Holmes reminded him they'd now not eaten any of her meals but. After a meal which either males have been detest to refuse — in particular after Watson famous the dimensions of the chef’s forearms have been anything resembling the typical thigh — they stepped into the early night air. “Sated, Watson? ” “Certainly, Holmes. Couldn’t consume one other factor. The neighborhood fare was once relatively scrumptious. ” “It was once certainly. Now we needs to flip our awareness to concerns handy and the Celeste. ” Holmes checked his pocket-watch. “Excellent, we’ve made stable time at the present time, Watson. And our visitor could be awaiting us along its berth approximately now. ” “Are you going to inform me who this fellow is? ” “One, Joseph Jephson. a physician of drugs of the collage of Harvard, and ex-Consulting doctor of the Samaritan medical institution of Brooklyn. ” “An American? the following? ” “I used to be conscious of the identify while the unique tales surrounding the Marie Celeste first surfaced. It used to be Dr. Jephson who challenged a few of the respectable theories and that i had heard that he used to be now educating to clinical scholars in Edinburgh, on a yr sabbatical.

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