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Monday, October 24, 2011

SHERLOCK HOLMES: GASLIGHT ARCANUM!

SHERLOCK HOLMES: GASLIGHT ARCANUM!

UNCANNY TALES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

EDITORS: CHARLES PREPOLEC / JEFF CAMPBELL

KINDLE EDITION ~ $2.99

"My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what others do not."

In the dark lurk horrible secrets. Long buried and hidden from prying eyes are the twilight tales of the living and the dead - and those that lie in between.

From the comfort of the Seine to the chill blast of arctic winds, from candlelit monasteries to the callous and uncaring streets of Las Vegas are found arcane tales of men, monsters and their evil...

There is a mystery about this which stimulates the imagination; where there is no imagination there is no horror.

The stink of a Paris morgue, the curve of a devil's footprint, forbidden pages torn from an infernal tome, madness in a dead woman's stare, a lost voice from beneath the waves and the cold indifference of an insect's feeding - all hold cryptic clues for Sherlock Holmes, the original dark-knight detective, as he drags the hidden horrors kicking and screaming into the light!

Gaslight Arcanum: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes features twelve new stories of the supernatural that push the Great Detective outside the conventional into the fantastic, written by:

Stephen Volk
Christopher Fowler
Kim Newman
Paul Kane
Simon K. Unsworth
Tom English
Tony Richards
William Meikle
Fred Saberhagan
Kevin Cockle
Lawrence C. Connolly
Simon Clark

Cover art by Academy Award winner Dave Elsey (Wolfman). Frontispiece by Mike Mignola (Hellboy). Interior illustrations by Luke Eidenschink

Gaslight Arcanum is the fifth anthology these editors have devoted to Sherlock Holmes' stories. Two previous volumes, Gaslight Grimoire: Fantastic Tales of Sherlock Holmes, and Gaslight Grotesque: Nightmare Tales of Sherlock Holmes also explored the dark-side of Holmes' pastiches.

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