Book - Sherlock Holmes & the Christmas Demon

There's a festive spirit afoot, and not the alcoholic kind, as Titan Books announce the publication this month of Sherlock Holmes & the Christmas Demon by James Lovegrove...

It is 1890, and in the days before Christmas Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson are visited at Baker Street by a new client. Eve Allerthorpe - eldest daughter of a grand but somewhat eccentric Yorkshire-based dynasty - is greatly distressed, as she believes she is being haunted by a demonic Christmas spirit. Her late mother told her terrifying tales of the sinister Black Thurrick, and Eve is sure that she has seen the creature from her bedroom window. What is more, she has begun to receive mysterious parcels of birch twigs, the Black Thurrick's calling card... 

Eve stands to inherit a fortune if she is sound in mind, but it seems that something - or someone - is threatening her sanity. Holmes and Watson travel to the Allerthorpe family seat at Fellscar Keep to investigate, but soon discover that there is more to the case than at first appeared. There is another spirit haunting the family, and when a member of the household is found dead, the companions realise that no one is beyond suspicion.

JAMES LOVEGROVE is the New York Times bestselling author of The Age of Odin. He was short-listed for the Arthur C. Clarke Award in 1998 and for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award in 2004, and also reviews fiction for the Financial Times. He is the author of The Cthulhu Casebooks: Sherlock Holmes and the Sussex Sea-Devils, Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Dust, and several other Sherlock Holmes novels for Titan Books.

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Sherlock Holmes & the Christmas Demon is published by Titan Books on 22nd October

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