5.5" X 8.5"
$ 15.95 US
$ 20.95 CDN
Gaslight Gothic: Strange Tales of Sherlock Holmes
Cloaked in gothic shadows, soaked in blood, darkness descends on the world of Sherlock Holmes.
"I have heard, Mr. Holmes, that you can see deeply into the manifold wickedness of the human heart."
Vengeance from beyond, forbidden passions and sadistic cruelty draw the great detective and his faithful companions into storms of madness and otherworldly violence which threaten to cloud the clarity of logic. Facing the eldritch reach of ancient talismans and arcane science, from the streets of London and Paris to the loneliest of manor houses, the great detective battles the weird and uncanny. Can steadfast reason hold against unspeakable terror when Sherlock Holmes can no longer eliminate the impossible? Follow the great detective through ten new tales of terror as he doggedly pursues investigations leading him to the edge of reason and beyond!
With contributions by:
David Stuart Davies, Lyndsay Faye, Nancy Holder, Mark A. Latham, James Lovegrove, Mark Morris, Charles Prepolec, Josh Reynolds, Angela Slatter, Kevin P. Thornton, and Stephen Volk
ABOUT THE EDITORS:
J. R. Campbell
J. R. Campbell is a Calgary based writer and editor. His short fiction has appeared in Tesseracts 20: Compostela, Rigor Amortis, The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Vol. 2 & Vol. 4, Challenger Unbound, A Study in Lavender: Queering Sherlock Holmes and Fantastical Visions IV. He has also written three episodes in Imagination Theater’s The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes radio series. Along with his brother in arms, Charles Prepolec, he has edited the anthologies Curious Incidents Vols. 1 & 2, Gaslight Grimoire: Fantastic Tales of Sherlock Holmes, Gaslight Grotesque: Nightmare Tales of Sherlock Holmes and Gaslight Arcanum: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes, and Professor Challenger: New Worlds, Lost Places. [MORE]
Charles Prepolec is a former Mystery bookshop owner, currently freelance editor, writer, artist and reviewer with published contributions in a variety of books and magazines. He is co-editor of five Sherlock Holmes anthologies (with J. R. Campbell) - Curious Incidents Vols. 1 & 2, Gaslight Grimoire: Fantastic Tales of Sherlock Holmes, Gaslight Grotesque: Nightmare Tales of Sherlock Holmes and Gaslight Arcanum: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes; as well as co-editor (with Paul Kane) of Beyond Rue Morgue: Further Tales of Edgar Allan Poe’s 1st Detective for Titan Books. His most recent anthology (with J. R. Campbell) is Professor Challenger: New Worlds, Lost Places for EDGE SF&F. Charles has been an active Sherlockian for more than 30 years and holds memberships in The Bootmakers of Toronto, The Sherlock Holmes Society of London, The Sydney Passengers of Australia and an investiture in The Baker Street Irregulars (The Man with the Twisted Lip). He lives in Calgary, AB, Canada with his wife Kristen and their cat, Karma. [MORE]
The editors discuss Gaslight Gothic
"What a pleasant mash up of genres Gaslight Gothic provides. These adroit tales bring our heroes into close proximity to the supernatural with chill and skill. Open this volume of creepy stories and I dare you to keep the jitters at bay." - Bradley Hovda
"Gaslight Gothic is another impressive publication from EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, and also a credit to the editors. They have put together some fantastically high-quality Sherlock Holmes stories which fully take advantage of the anthology’s gothic theme, including stories that provide moments of genuine horror, frank interrogations of the nature of gothic fiction and Sherlock Holmes as a character, and some genuinely unnerving endings. If only all Sherlock Holmes anthologies could be of this quality." - Adam Selby-Martin
"A delightful mixing of Holmes and horror produces an enjoyable read, and true to the original tales, some surprising twists." - Sunnywood
"This book is filled with all of the Gothic themes that will have you sleeping with the lights on. ... I enjoyed this book, and plan to look into the other Gaslight Anthologies." - Kindle Customer
"An excellent collection of Holmes with horror added. - fuzzy4, amazon
"If you like Sherlock Holmes, gothic, steampunk, mysteries or SciFi these stories are for you." - SFBaker
"This particular title, STRANGE TALES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES is very unusual; very clever; at times weaving in the supernatural; very ‘gothic’; and very suspenseful with detailed characters and plots. The authors very masterfully intertwine familiar characters, locations and situations with a gothic form." - Diana H. Maine
"Well written and enjoyed the Gothic take on the Great Detective." - J Snook
"I would recommend this one without hesitation for the several exceptional stories it did contain." - London Fog
EDGE and Tesseract Books are distributed in Canada and the United States by Fitzhenry and Whiteside (more)
EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, Inc.
and Tesseract Books, Ltd.
P.O. Box 1714, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 2L7
Phone: (403) 254-0160 - Fax: (403) 254-0456 CONTACT US