Sherlock Holmes - A Betrayal in Blood

Sherlock Holmes - A Betrayal in Blood

Mark A. Latham / Jan 24, 2020

Sherlock Holmes A Betrayal in Blood When Sherlock Holmes acquires the fabled Dracula Papers the stage is set for the greatest battle of wits since Reichenbach Why did five men really pursue an innocent Transylvanian nobleman to the en

  • Title: Sherlock Holmes - A Betrayal in Blood
  • Author: Mark A. Latham
  • ISBN: 9781783298662
  • Page: 156
  • Format: Paperback
  • When Sherlock Holmes acquires the fabled Dracula Papers , the stage is set for the greatest battle of wits since Reichenbach Why did five men really pursue an innocent Transylvanian nobleman to the ends of the earth Who was really behind the murders that would have every man in England whispering vampire for years to come The detective would have the truth, though heWhen Sherlock Holmes acquires the fabled Dracula Papers , the stage is set for the greatest battle of wits since Reichenbach Why did five men really pursue an innocent Transylvanian nobleman to the ends of the earth Who was really behind the murders that would have every man in England whispering vampire for years to come The detective would have the truth, though he must overcome the genius of Abraham Van Helsing to get it.

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      • Mark A. Latham

        Mark A Latham is a writer, editor, history nerd, frustrated grunge singer and amateur baker from Staffordshire, UK A recent immigrant to Nottingham, he lives in a very old house sadly not haunted , and is still regarded as a foreigner Formerly the editor of White Dwarf magazine, Mark dabbled in tabletop games design before becoming a full time author A writer of strange, fantastical and macabre tales, his short stories have been published by Titan Books and Black Library Publishing Revelling in the moniker the Lost Victorian , Mark s research into nineteenth century life has become something of an obsession, which he salves by writing on the subject for far longer than can be considered healthy.


    222 Comments

    1. Cry Hale And release the dogs of war the game is a foot.Sherlock Holmes vs Van Helsing in other side of Dracula.Mycroft does not believe in the undead Vampires are hogwash so why has The Dutchman got away with murder this very different Dracula that Bram Stocker didn't get right But this not really Holmes but a book about Dracula using SH so he can tell how bad Dracula was. My point is that another authors have Holmes meet Dracula & one has him as a cousin. All this book is an author too laz [...]


    2. Did not finish.This is the draw back to reading what is possibly a reasonable Sherlock Holmes book just after reading a great one. The enivitable comparison. Found this one too slow and dull compared to "The Adventure of the Deadly Dimensions".May give a go some other time.


    3. Our infatuation for a damned fine mystery often stirs a morbid curiosity of the unknown and encourages many of us to channel our inner detective. We may not rival the greats, particularly when the competition is none other than Sherlock Holmes, but A Betrayal in Blood reinvents a cryptic nemesis to indulge our every whim.In this embittered tale a familiar legend places innocent lives in jeopardy. Set amid Victorian society, an asylum, and the grandeur of a Transylvanian castle, Doctor Watson nar [...]


    4. What if count Dracula was actually a good guy? Not the grisly bloodsucker of grim horror tales, just an innocent man who was framed to cover up crimes committed not by supernatural foes but by very human villains. This is the premise behind “A Betrayal In Blood”, and it is an interesting one.As we know Sherlock Holmes does not believe in the supernatural and when he begins digging into the “Dracula papers”, the documents chronicling the murderous creatures’ acts of terror, he starts no [...]


    5. What if the events of Dracula were the proverbial smoke and mirrors meant to cover up political intrigue and personal betrayals? And nothing that we know of the original tale is actually true In a very unique take on an old classic, Sherlock Holmes has been called upon by the British government to investigate the "Dracula papers", which leads the detective to some very startling conclusions as to how events really transpired. No one is who they seemed to be, Dracula is not the undead but was ins [...]


    6. This is the first Sherlock Holmes novel I've read that isn't written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, so I was branching out on this one. It was very good. I am not someone who is familiar with the story of Dracula, other than the fact he's supposed to be a vampire. We know that Holmes doesn't believe in the paranormal, so the whole premise of the story is Holmes figuring out the truth behind a case everyone else accepts as to be of paranormal origin. You can tell by the style of writing that it was n [...]


    7. This is a Holmes/Dracula File with a stunning twist!It was probably destiny that people would connect the World’s Greatest Detective and the World’s Worst Vampire as they occur at the same period in time. The meeting of the two has been explored by more than one author. Some follow the tale of Dracula closely, guided by the times when it would have been logical to find Holmes involved.After all there was a Police investigation into the case of the children harmed by “The Bloofer Lady.” T [...]


    8. A Betrayal in blood is by no means a completely original concept, there have been many Sherlock Holmes investigating the Dracula mystery pastiches, but this effort is a well thought out idea. Certain concepts are great and work well, especially the portrayal of the famous count and his nemesis Van Helsing. However, there is still an air of familiarity to the tale that unfolds. Some Dracula enthusiasts may become irritated by the novels main theme; indeed, I was slightly annoyed myself. The probl [...]


    9. This was kind of like an extended version of one of those videos about the plot holes in the latest blockbuster movie. Only about a book. One of the guys at work read this on my recommendation for the series. He liked it, but hasn't read Dracula, so said he felt like he was missing some. You probably will get a little more out of this one if you have read Dracula, but still well worth the read.


    10. Definitely a worthwhile read for any Holmes and Stoker fan. Some fun twists and thrilling action. Not really a Holmesian Mystery, per se, but pretty intriguing throughout. The most fun part is the faithfulness to the source material in Stoker's work. I read it and I completely believe that this is how things could have turned out in the circumstances.


    11. Now this was intriguing one! Event's of the classic vampire tale Dracula has just ended when Holmes is brought to the case. Sherlock Holmes doesn't believe in vampires. If so, who is behind of all the bloody murders?


    12. I have loved the series, and this is as good as it gets.Very fresh take on the Dracula story.Detailed mystery that worked wonderfully.Only weakness was the sort of anticlimactic ending. A concealed weapon on a prisoner always rings unlikely.






    13. I thought this was a brilliant deconstruction of the supernatural Dracula story using Sherlock Holmes in his setting and using his methods.


    14. I am a little torn between giving this book four or five stars. But the whole idea/ concept of the story alone deserves 5 stars. The story is also really well written (a page-turner, really) and Holmes and Watson are in character (at least most of the time).5 starsPS. The end was a little abrupt though



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