Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Waiting On Wednesday #148 - Warlock Holmes

Waiting On Wednesday, where we put the spotlight on upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating, is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

This week's choice is -

Warlock Holmes: A Study In Brimstone - G S Denning
ISBN - 9781783299713
Publisher - Titan
Release date - May 17 2016

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.

An imaginative, irreverent and addictive reimagining of the world’s favourite detective, Warlock Holmes retains the charm, tone and feel of the original stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle while finally giving the flat at 221b Baker Street what it’s been missing for all these years: an alchemy table.

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. And Sherlock. A warlock.

I love Sherlock Holmes, a lot. Titan also loves Sherlock, they do a vast array of reimaginings and so on and this is the latest offering. Except it's not Sherlock Holmes this time, it's Warlock Holmes and the great detective is an idiot... I'm intrigued to see what six stories they've chosen and I can't wait to meet the vampire Inspector Lestrade!


  1. Seems to be the year for new takes on the Holmes story - personally, I'm holding out for Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell from Paul Kane.

  2. Great pick! I am definitely adding this one to my list. I love Sherlock Holmes and this sounds like a fun retelling.

    Traci @ The Reading Geek

  3. Sounds like an interesting take on Sherlock Holmes!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  4. Haven't heard o this one. I do love Sherlock Holmes. Might have to give it a try. Enjoy! My WOW

  5. Hehehe this one makes me smile. I love Sherlock, I love retellings and warlocks. And this book combines all three!

  6. This book is available for preorder on Amazon now!


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