Shadows Over Baker Street – Various Authors

Shadows over Barker Street, edited by Michael Reeves and John Phelan, is an anthology of stories about Sherlock Holmes interacting with artifacts and creatures from the Cthulhu Mythos. The authors include Neil Gaiman, Caitlin R. Kiernan and Brian Stableford. My favourite story was Stableford’s Art In The Blood, which was about fish people living on the English coast. It genuinely creeped me out, which is rare for Lovecraft-derived fiction. The last story, Simon Clark’s Nightmare in Wax, was also very enjoyable. This anthology is well worth reading, if only to note the differences and similarities with which multiple authors deal with the same specific theme.

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