New Sherlock Holmes Books

The Whitechapel Horrors

So my week of Sherlock postings will have to continue over the weekend.  I would have been wrapped up, but I have had a sinus infection all week and am just now starting to mend.  However, despite raging fevers and the hideous pain in my head, I did manage to crawl to the door to let the man in brown in with some packages.  Nothing like packages of books as a care package, even when you are mostly too sick to read them.  I did put them by my bedside to pet occasionally.

Blinding headache and all I did manage to read a few opening chapters of each and I was really excited about what I read.  I think they will be enjoyable reads.  Both in different ways deal with manuscripts of Watson that have somehow found their way to the light and explore cases that he had never mentioned before.  One explores the Jack the Ripper killings and the other has Holmes take on the fictional Mr. Hyde. Titan Books has started reissuing these books, some of which are over 30 years old and penned by famous Sherlock Holmes scholars.  From what I understand they will be releasing two more titles in March – The Angel of Opera & The Giant Rat of Sumatra.

And though I don’t have it in my hot little hands yet, Farrar, Strauss and Giroux will be launching a young adult series called Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins based on the teenaged Sherlock Holmes and the cases that he solves.  The first book, titled Death Cloud, by Andrew Lane, will be out in February.  I think the trailer does a good job of arousing curiosity without giving anything away.

1DA652C2516038AE4D02F55645591F39 Sherlock Holmes – Movie Trailer

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  1. I’m not sure what to think of these Holmes revisits.

    I’m such a Holmes purist, I can’t even bring myself to watch the latest movie! I love RDJ, but all the previews made it look a little too slapstick and formulaic comedy for me, and that’s just not how I see Holmes.

    However, the one about Jack the Ripper has me intrigued. I’m such a sucker for old-time unsolved murders. 🙂

  2. Cool books, I have not heard of these but now I can’t wait to read them. Also, I’m happy to know I’m not the only one who likes to occasionally pet my books.:)

  3. I’m so sorry that you are under the weather…just keep the books close enough to pet every once in a while to make you feel better!!

  4. Sounds very tempting and I’ve been in the mood for some Holmes lately. I came down with a bad cold last week so I feel for you. Get better soon.