Friday, 24 August 2012

HISTORICAL URBAN FANTASY: Sherlock Holmes: The Army of Doctor Moreau - Guy Adams

Release Date: 24/08/12


Following the trail of several corpses seemingly killed by wild animals, Holmes and Watson stumble upon the experiments of Doctor Moreau. Determined to prove Darwin's evolutionary theories, through vivisection and crude genetic engineering Moreau is creating animal hybrids. In his laboratory, Moreau is building an army of 'beast men' in order to gain control of the government...


I love Sherlock Holmes and when an author throws him in at the deep end with a touch of the paranormal, you know its going to be something spectacular, after all, logic whilst still applicable, its thrown into the deep end and forced to accommodate the nigh impossible.

What Guy brings to the fore in this offering is the challenge facing our intrepid hero and his sidekick Watson, as they face off against a scientific foe like no other. Its witty, it’s clever and of course brings the full flavour of the time period which when added to solid action, great pace and no nonsense combat all in makes for a very satisfactory read.

1 comment:

ediFanoB said...

I like the Sherlock Holmes novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. And since I read The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz I like to discover Sherlock Holmes stories by other authors.
I must say I read about Sherlock Holmes: The Army of Doctor Moreau by Guy Adams
before. But I was not sure what to expect.
Fortunately I could read your review and now I know this is a book for me.