The Cthulhu Casebooks: Sherlock Holmes and the Shadwell Shadows by James Lovegrove audiobook

The Cthulhu Casebooks: Sherlock Holmes and the Shadwell Shadows

By James Lovegrove
Read by Dennis Kleinman

Blackstone Publishing 9781783295937

The Cthulhu Casebooks Series: Book 1

10.33 Hours Unabridged
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It is the autumn of 1880, and Dr. John Watson has just returned from Afghanistan. Badly injured and desperate to forget a nightmarish expedition that left him doubting his sanity, Watson is close to destitution when he meets the extraordinary Sherlock Holmes, who is investigating a series of deaths in the Shadwell district of London. Several bodies have been found, the victims appearing to have starved to death over the course of several weeks, and yet they were reported alive and well mere days before. Moreover, there are disturbing reports of creeping shadows that inspire dread in any who stray too close. Holmes deduces a connection between the deaths and a sinister drug lord who is seeking to expand his criminal empire. Yet both he and Watson are soon forced to accept that there are forces at work far more powerful than they could ever have imagined. Forces that can be summoned, if one is brave—or mad—enough to dare …

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Summary

Summary

It is the autumn of 1880, and Dr. John Watson has just returned from Afghanistan. Badly injured and desperate to forget a nightmarish expedition that left him doubting his sanity, Watson is close to destitution when he meets the extraordinary Sherlock Holmes, who is investigating a series of deaths in the Shadwell district of London. Several bodies have been found, the victims appearing to have starved to death over the course of several weeks, and yet they were reported alive and well mere days before. Moreover, there are disturbing reports of creeping shadows that inspire dread in any who stray too close.

  • Holmes deduces a connection between the deaths and a sinister drug lord who is seeking to expand his criminal empire. Yet both he and Watson are soon forced to accept that there are forces at work far more powerful than they could ever have imagined. Forces that can be summoned, if one is brave—or mad—enough to dare …


Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A mashup designed to entertain.” Kirkus Reviews
“A unique voice giving a new lease of life to classic creations.” Starburst
“Pitch-perfect. A thrilling tale.” The Guardian (London)
“Lovegrove does an outstanding job of evoking Doyle’s style and mixing in healthy dollops of the macabre and fantastic that define the Cthulhu Mythos.” San Francisco Book Review

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Author

Author Bio: James Lovegrove

Author Bio: James Lovegrove

James Lovegrove is the author of nine fiction series and over a dozen stand-alone novels. His works have been shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, and he was a finalist for the British Fantasy Society’s Award for Best Short Story. He also reviews fiction for the London Financial Times.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 10.33
Audience: Adult
Language: English