Friday, July 2, 2010

Preview: The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes ~ Séance for a Vampire by Fred Saberholm



A preview – a way to let you know about upcoming books with all the data all in one place, so you have less clicking to do! Personal thoughts and opinions are coming in our review.

Publishers Blurb: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s timeless creation returns in a new series of handsomely designed, long out-of-print detective stories. From the earliest days of Holmes’ career to his astonishing encounters with Martian invaders, the Further Adventures series encapsulates the most varied and thrilling cases of the worlds’ greatest detective.

When two suspect psychics offer Ambrose Altamont and his wife the opportunity to contact their recently deceased daughter, the wealthy British aristocrat wastes no time in hiring Sherlock Holmes to expose their hoax. He arranges for the celebrated detective and Dr. Watson to attend the family's next séance, confident in Holmes' rationalist outlook on the situation. But what starts as cruel mockery becomes deadly reality when young, beautiful Louisa Altamont appears to her parents in the flesh as one of the nosferatu--a vampire! The resulting chaos leaves one of the fraudulent spiritualists dead. Sherlock Holmes missing, and Dr. Watson alone and mystified. With time running out, Watson has no choice but to summon the only one who might be able to help--Holmes' vampire cousin, Prince Dracula. Alternately narrated by Watson and the charismatic Dracula himself, Séance for a Vampire demonstrates that heroes are sometimes found in the most unlikely places. Saberhagen has recast Bram Stoker's paragon of evil into a noble, witty and chillingly powerful character.

Bio:  Fred Saberhagen is best known for his Berserker series of science fiction stories. He also wrote many other popular science fiction and fantasy series, including the Swords and Lost Swords series, and the Book of the Gods series which re-told ancient myths. Sadly, he passed away in 2007.  For more information on his many titles link to Saberhagen’s website. 

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books (June 22, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848566778
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848566774
  • Genre: Mystery, Horror, Paranormal

Amazon purchasing links for US/UK/Canada.

This book looks to be part of a greater series published by Titan which is called – The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Titan has reprinted a number of books which are based upon the famous detective all by different authors. Here is the current list at Titan. The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes ~ Séance For A Vampire – has just been released in June 2010 and is the latest in the series.

This looks like a perfect fall read, perfect for Carl V.’s at Stainless Steel Dropping’s RIP Challenge which is coming sooner than your think!

This was send to Layers of Thought via Titan Books. Thanks Tom!

Happy Friday everyone - and to our American readers hopefully your planning a BBQ and a few fireworks for the 4th!


Charlie said...

Now how in the world did I know that you'd like this one, Shellie?

Unknown said...

Charlie -
I have to admit I am getting a bit tired of vampires.. but how could I turn this away? Sherlock and Vlad? and the cover?

I have one more vampire ARC to add and after that I think I am going on a long vampire hiatus.

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