Warlock Holmes: The Sign of Nine
by G.S. Denning
Sherlock Holmes is a genius & his Dr. John Watson a faithful sidekick. Warlock Holmes is a font of arcane abilities & knowledge, but can’t deduce the time of day if he looked at a clock, while his Dr. Watson is the brains of the outfit. Holmes, literally, is a powerful, but rather dense, warlock. Watson is his long-suffering (mainly because he is on the wrong end of Holmes’ spells) partner & biographer. Inspector Lestrade is a vampire. Detective Grogsson (formerly Gregson) is an ogre. Not Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s vision of the world’s first consulting detective. “Warlock Holmes: The Sign of Nine” is the fourth in G.S. Denning’s series about the detecting duo. The chapter titles are twists on those from The Canon. The books are a mash up of Doyle’s Holmes & Watson, P.G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves & Wooster, with lots on magic thrown in. Hilarious & highly entertaining!