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Gaslight Arcanum: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes
MY NAME IS SHERLOCK HOLMES.
IT IS MY BUSINESS TO KNOW WHAT OTHERS DO NOT.
In the dark lurk horrible secrets. Long buried and hidden from prying eyes are the twilight tales of the living and the dead - and those that are neither. The stink of a Paris morgue, the curve of a devil's footprint, forbidden pages torn from an infernal tome, madness in a dead woman's stare, a lost voice from beneath the waves, and the cold indifference of an insect's feeding all hold cryptic clues. From the comfort of the Seine to the chill blast of arctic winds, from candlelit monasteries to the callous and uncaring streets of Las Vegas are found arcane stories of men, monsters, and their evil...
About the Editors:
J. R. Campbell’s fiction has appeared in a wide variety of publications including Spinetingler Magazine, Wax Romantic and Challenging Destiny. From time to time his writing can also be heard on radio’s Imagination Theater and The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. [MORE]
Charles Prepolec has contributed articles and reviews to All Hallows, Sherlock Magazine, Scarlet Street, and Canadian Holmes. An active Sherlockian for more than 20 years with The Singular Society of the Baker Street Dozen, Charles lives in Calgary with his wife Kristen and their cat Karma. [MORE]
Gaslight Arcanum includes works by:
Stephen Volk, Christopher Fowler, Kim Newman, Paul Kane, Simon K. Unsworth, Tom English, Tony Richards, William Meikle, Fred Saberhagen, Kevin Cockle, Lawrence C. Connolly, and Simon Clark.
About the cover artist:
Dave Elsey has demonstrated an extraordinary ability to create memorable characters using make up: from the fantastical creatures in the television series Farscape to his planet-wrangling skills in The Little Shop of Horrors. Dave is the cover artist for the Australian comic book The Dark Detective: Sherlock Holmes, and he recently won an Oscar for his special FX work for the movie The Wolfman.
About the Interior Artists:
Mike Mignola is an American comic book artist and writer, famous for creating the comic book series Hellboy for Dark Horse Comics. He has also worked for animation projects such as Atlantis: The Lost Empire and the adaptation of his one shot comic book, The Amazing Screw-On Head.
Luke Eidenschink is a 2009 winner of the International Illustrators of the Future Award. His work includes book and magazine illustration, custom design, fine art, and most recently graphic novel illustration.
About the Series:
Gaslight Arcanum: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes is the third in the series following "Gaslight Grimoire: Fantastic Tales of Sherlock Holmes", and "Gaslight Grotesque: Nightmare Tales of Sherlock Holmes". Both of the previous editions have received critical acclaim from prominent reviewers such as National Post, Library Journal, Booklist, Globe & Mail, etc.
“Star Rating: 5 –"This is a wonderful book that gets it right"
As far as canonicity goes, those of you looking for traditional cases narrated by Dr. Watson may not see a horror anthology as Canonical in any way. That being said, with the exception of the Granada quote, which I fully believe was intentional, I could find no evidence of Canonical carelessness.” — The Well-Read Sherlockian
“I'm a sucker for short story collections featuring Sherlock Holmes. I'm a big fan of most things having to do with one of the world's most famous fictional detectives (having enjoyed the new BBC series, Sherlock, alongside the Robert Downey Jr. films). So, it delighted me to discover Gaslight Arcanum, where the stories take Holmes, Watson, and their many companions into supernatural or otherwise extraordinary events.” — Josh Vogt
“This is a gem of a collection. Fantasy fans will love it, and so wil Holmes fans.” — Paul Lappen, Dead Tress Review
“On the whole the stories in Gaslight Arcanum are great fun, pitting the always super-rational detective against various forms of the supernatural.” — Douglas Barbour, Eclectric Ruckus
“I have begun to read the Gaslight Arcanum: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes, the third in the anthology series by Campbell and Prepolec.” — Larry Feldman
“In this anthology, twelve authors contribute their own stories of the great detective and the crimes he must solve. His foes include aliens, Aztecs, and even Death itself.” — Dawn Vogel
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