There is something to be said for story retellings. This book reminds me of why they are so popular. You get the best of both worlds, the old characters you fell in love with and the new authors writing style. This series has an added perk. The author adds in other famous mysteries like the Opera Phantom, Jekyll and even Dracula! They are written by different authors too, so they have their own feel.
A journey to Whitby heralds the start of a new case for SHERLOCK HOLMES and Dr. Henry Vernier. Their client is in love, but a mysterious letter has warned him of the dangers of the romance. The object of his affection is said to be under a thousand-year-old druidic curse, doomed to take the form of a gigantic snake. Locals speak of a green glow in the woods at night, and a white apparition amongst the trees. Is there sorcery at work, or is a human hand behind the terrors of Diana’s Grove?