Fans of Sherlock Holmes are always glad to see a new entry into the Holmes canon, but only when it's well-done. Guy Adams' "The Army of Dr Moreau" is a welcome addition, being well-written, action-packed and a great combination featuring not only Sherlock Holmes but Dr. Moreau and his creatures. Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes' friendship is explored and explained in a way that feels authentic, and Adams does an outstanding job of staying true to Doyle's creation while putting his own spin on it. I will be finding this author's other Holmes; books and am looking forward eagerly to his next novel.
Sherlock and Watson come across one of their deadliest and dangerous mysteries when Mycroft seeks his brother's help. Dead bodies are turning up in London, and clues point to a dead man. Dr. Moreau and his experiments are believed to be dead, but the bodies seem to imply that his work is still going on. With the help of other literary characters such as Doyle's Professor Challenge, Edgar Rice Burrough's Abner Perry, and H.G. Wells' Professor Cavor, it's a race against time to solve this mystery that could end up signaling the end of either Watson or Sherlock for good.
Following the trail of several corpses seemingly killed by wild animals, Holmes and Watson stumble upon the experiments of Doctor Moreau.
Moreau, through vivisection and crude genetic engineering is creating animal hybrids, determined to prove the evolutionary theories of Charles Darwin. In his laboratory, hidden among the opium dens of Rotherhithe, Moreau is building an army of 'beast men'. Tired of having his work ignored -- or reviled -- by the British scientific community, Moreau is willing to make the world pay attention using his creatures as a force to gain control of the government.
A brand-new adventure for Conan Doyle's intrepid sleuth!