• Sherlock Holmes: The Stuff of Nightmares

  • By: James Lovegrove
  • Narrated by: Dennis Kleinman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (70 ratings)

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Sherlock Holmes: The Stuff of Nightmares

By: James Lovegrove
Narrated by: Dennis Kleinman
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Publisher's Summary

It’s the autumn of 1890, and a spate of bombings has hit London. The newspapers are full of fevered speculation about anarchists, antimonarchists and Fenians. But one man suspects an even more sinister hand behind the violence.  

Sherlock Holmes believes Professor Moriarty is orchestrating a nationwide campaign of terror, but to what end? At the same time, a bizarrely garbed figure has been spotted on the rooftops and in the grimy back alleys of the capital.  

He moves with the extraordinary agility of a latter-day Spring-heeled Jack. He possesses weaponry and armor of unprecedented sophistication. He is known only by the name Baron Cauchemar, and he appears to be a scourge of crime and villainy. But is this masked man truly the force for good that he seems? Is he connected somehow to the bombings?  

Holmes and his faithful companion Dr. Watson are about to embark on one of their strangest and most exhilarating adventures yet.

©2022 James Lovegrove (P)2022 Blackstone Publishing

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Steampunk Holmes

Lovegrove does an excellent job of believable pastiche whilst including some interesting modern twist. If you enjoyed his crossover work of Sherlock X Lovecraft or even his more grounded works then this is a fun continuation of Holmes and Watson adventure.

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  • 10-11-22

Watson the imbecile

I only finished this book out of sheer determination. I skipped parts, amd deleted it. I would have loved going on to the next in the series, but this first one scared me. This is a definite nope.

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The Holmes / Batman crossover we never knew we wanted

Lovegrove spikes the entertainment value in this sneaky crossover amalgam story. Ever wondered how an interaction between Holmes and a Batman/Ironman EpicalPersonae would pan out? This is your book.

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Fantastic

Yet another fantastic work by James Lovegrove. And Dennis Kleinmans narration is absolute perfection. I am impatiently waiting the next three releases.

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Loved the new book

The narrator is one of my favorites. I can close my eyes and envision the story. These Sherlock Holmes books by James Lovegrove are fast becoming my favorites.

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  • Gareth
  • 09-02-22

Marie curie?

A character lists his reasons for his love of France. Marie Curie's name is mentioned despite her not discovering radium for another 8 years. at the time this was set, she had just moved to Paris. she also hadn't married Pierre Curie for another 5 years. so how this particular character would know of the couple despite them not being a couple is extremely lazy writing. when writing a Holmes novel, at least get check the facts. Doyle did not play fast and lose with history, he incorporated it into the Holmes universe

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  • 09-10-22

excellent

Good book and narration. Slightly less in the fantasy realm and very reusable villian but didn't stop me enjoying the tale on bit.

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  • MistWarner
  • 11-12-22

amazing!!

absolutely loved this story. so many homsian aspects making you sit on the edge of your seat listening to what happens next !!

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  • Bartholomew
  • 10-01-22

Not so great

I’m a big fan of Lovegrove’s continuation novels - loved the return to Baskerville- but this one just doesn’t quite do it for me. Mycroft, brighter than Holmes, thinks it’s a good idea to move the Queen from Buckingham Palace, so exposing her to terrorists? Rather the thickest one in the room nowadays! And Watson isn’t much better, more resembling Nigel Bruce to Basil Rathbone’s Sherlock Holmes. Disappointing- didn’t engage me much - though that doesn’t mean there weren’t some good set paces and observations, and I did listen to the end. I look forward to more of his SH books, and hope for the best…