Sherlock and Watson…the famous duo that will forever hold a place in hearts as the original crime fighters and detectives are back! In this day and age, with a countless number of murder mystery shows on television, it is easy to forget about mysteries solved without computers and data analysis. Grab Guy Adam’s new book, Sherlock Holmes The Army of Dr. Moreau, and take a stroll down memory lane as you fall back in love with Holmes’ and Watson’s witty banter and somewhat untraditional ways of solving crimes.
Watson journals the Army of Dr. Moreau with an uninhibited hand as he points out the struggles of working with Sherlock and chronicles his own thoughts and perceptions of others throughout the case, giving the reader a real look into the doctor’s mind. With bodies lying about London dead in unusual places and with odd markings, Sherlock and Watson are commissioned to solve the mystery. But how do you find a murderer that is supposedly already dead? Sherlock takes his characteristic approach of manipulating the minds of others and the situation to find him face to face with a monstrosity. Dr. Moreau has been studying both animals and humans, but in a not so familiar way. With the help of a few “friends”, Moreau has created hybrids that are essentially a crossover of an animal and a human. Sherlock and Watson go on a wild goose chase to hunt down this “dead” mad scientist with the help of a few friends, including one of Moreau’s experiments. Working with a man with a dog head and panther paws is clearly not something Watson finds acceptable, but with Sherlock on the case, you never can tell what will happen. Running into countless “Sherlock-like” predicaments, with few plot twists; Sherlock and Watson find the man responsible for the hybrids, but will they ever find their way out?
Whether you are in the mood to laugh, work on solving a case, or be shocked by a horror story, Sherlock Holmes The Army of Dr. Moreau is the book for you! It’s a very easy read with lots of humor and mystery to keep you guessing at what will happen next. Although this book didn’t leave me deep in thought or with a motive to go out and change the world, it was worth a read. Guy Adams’ style of writing really gives you the ability to make the dialogue between Sherlock and Watson your own and allows you to develop the characters as you see them. If you’re looking for a chance to work your imagination, pick up Sherlock Holmes The Army of Dr. Moreau today!