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By Charles Prepolec


Between the shadowy geographical regions of worry and the unforgiving glare of technological know-how lies a battleground of unspeakable horror. In vile alleyways with blood-slick cobblestones, impenetrable fog, and the wan glow of gaslight, lurk the inhuman denizens of nightmare.

CAN cause be triumphant while ELIMINATING
THE very unlikely is not any LONGER AN OPTION?

Faced together with his worst fears, Sherlock Holmes has his religion within the technological know-how of statement and deduction shaken to the center in thirteen all-new stories of terror from contemporary sleek masters of the macabre!

Contributors Include:

Leslie S. Klinger - "Foreword"
Charles V. Prepolec - "Introduction"

Stephen Volk - "Hounded"
Lawrence C. Connolly - "The dying Lantern"
William Meikle - "The caliber of Mercy"
James A. Moore - "Emily's Kiss"
William Patrick Maynard - "The Tragic Case of the kid Prodigy
Hayden Trenholm - "The final Windigo"
Neil Jackson - "Celeste"
Robert Lauderdale - "The most sensible Laid Plans"
Leigh Blackmore - "Exalted are the Forces of Darkness"
Mark Morris - "The Affair of the Heart"
Simon Kurt Unsworth - "The Hand-Delivered Letter"
Barbara Roden - "Of the foundation of the Hound of the Baskervilles"
J. R. Campbell - "Mr. Other's Children"

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You want to be joking! ” “No, I’m afraid it’s particularly real, Watson. ” Holmes responded. “The self-proclaimed ‘Wickedest guy on the earth’ manages the very organisation that ministers to the crippled beggars on Cannon highway. Such males usually decide to cloak their iniquity underneath the guise of respectability. ” “You say this guy is swindling you of your fortune and holds your mom captive. those allegations are outrageous. Why then do you no longer flip to the experts? ” I stammered. “Oh come now, Watson, be moderate. If the boy does so, he's ruined. give some thought to the scandal that might persist with. in addition to, this Bertram fellow isn’t approximately to enable him out of his sight lengthy sufficient. No, if whatever is to be performed, it needs to be refrained from his direct involvement. we'll look at the problem, younger guy. courageous center, you shall listen from us quickly. ” there has been a unexpected knock upon the door and Mr. Chase’s voice referred to as out. “Master Tremayne? ” “Thank you a lot to your time, gents. ” The boy whispered. “Until we meet back. ” mendacity again upon his pillow, he known as out in a bored voice, “You could are available, Bertram. ” The door opened and the skinny guy I had instantly distrusted stepped into the room. “Mr. Holmes, Dr. Watson. i'm afraid it's time that you can take your go away. ” We rose from our chairs. I thanked Mr. Chase for permitting us to talk with this sort of gifted younger guy and we made our option to the road to hail a cab. i used to be happy to notice that for the 1st time in lots of days it had ceased raining. “I worry the worst, Watson. ” Holmes stated as we settled into the cab. “You imagine the boy’s mom may well already be…” “Oh, I don’t care to take a position upon her situation with any measure of simple task, yet whether she is in excellent overall healthiness, it truly is most likely this may no longer prove good for the lad. a minimum of we may possibly guarantee ourselves we will placed a cease to this insidious pilfering of the boy’s profits. ” “Is this Frawley personality as undesirable as his recognition indicates? ” “Well he’s definitely no saint, Watson, regardless of his philanthropic company. the fellow is a charlatan. He exploits diabolists to meet his lust for strength and enjoyment. They, in flip, obtain a consultant to keep on with upon the trail to Damnation. ” “And Arthur Tremayne’s mom is this sort of fans of his? ” “So it'll appear. ” “Wouldn’t it's most sensible to refer the problem to Inspector Lestrade? ” “No, Watson. If whatever is to be performed, it needs to be performed through the 2 people and this night. ” “But, Holmes, how…? ” “It is Sunday evening. Christopher Frawley will nonetheless be at his membership. we'll meet him there. ” “Holmes, it’s approximately hour of darkness. how will you almost certainly ensure of his whereabouts? ” “Frawley is Abbot of The Hellfire membership. The Lord’s Day was once chosen for his or her conferences as an act of blasphemy. ” “The Hellfire membership! ” I gasped. “Yes, Watson. the main infamous gentleman’s membership in all of London is located within the inner most backroom of The Greyhound Tavern and has been for lots of many years barring events whilst authentic scrutiny supplies its participants reason to burrow deeper underground. ” “And Christopher Frawley is the president of this membership?

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