A Study in Emerald by Neil Gaiman

A Study in Emerald

This supernatural mystery set in the world of Sherlock Holmes and Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos features a brilliant detective and his partner as they try to solve a horrific murder.The complex investigation takes the Baker Street investigators from the slums of Whitechapel all the way to the Queen's Palace as they attempt to find the answers to this bizarre murder of cosmic horror!From the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, Nebula award-winni...

Details A Study in Emerald

TitleA Study in Emerald
Release DateJun 27th, 2018
PublisherDark Horse Books
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Fiction

Reviews A Study in Emerald

  • Anne
    Sherlock + Cthulhu = A Study in Emerald.I went into it knowing that it was some sort of Doyle/Lovecraft mash-up, but that was about it. I had no idea what Gaiman was trying to pull off as far as plot goes, and I'm glad I didn't. Because while this was exactly what it purported to be, it was also quite a bit different than I was expecting.A detective with uncanny skills and his war hero roommate set out to solve a royal murder in London.Yeah, that...
  • Sean Gibson
    Forget Pokémon—it’s my mission in life to catch all Holmesian graphic novels, particularly those that are not adaptations of canonical stories, but rather additions to it (bonus points if the art is so stellar that I can get completely immersed in Victorian London or if there are supernatural overtones (or even just a hint of the supernatural, a la Hound of the Baskervilles)). (Another reason to say forget Pokémon? Squirtle. I mean, come on...
  • Calista
    I didn't know anything about this before reading it. It's a good way to read this one as the surprises are enjoyable. This seems loosely based on the Sherlock Holmes story 'a Study in Scarlet'. It is then blended with H P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu, which I still need to read. It turns into something of it's own. I don't know that Neil uses Watson or Holmes. They are called the Major and the Detective, I believe. It is at Baker's street. There is a mys...
  • Trang Tran (Bookidote)
    Full review hereI always loved reading graphic novels and I noticed that one of the challenges in this medium is to convey an original story while having a clear storyline in just a few pages. Neil Gaiman, Rafael Alburerque and company did just that. They manage to set up the world building in a Lovecraftian way but keep all the Sherlock Holmes references at the same time. The perfect pastiche. A Study in Emerald is foreshadowing The Study In Sc...
  • Katie (Lost in Pages)
    I want to start by saying that I know nothing when it comes to Lovecraft. I'm aware that there's a green, octopus-looking creature called the "cthulhu" that lives in the ocean, and that's literally the extent of my knowledge. I've always been intrigued by his stories, but I've never read any of them.Sherlock Holmes, on the other hand, I know quite a lot about. Without having read any of the actual books, I know a good deal because of adaptations ...
  • Shadowdenizen
    4.5 stars.An excellent adaptation of the seminal Neil Gaiman story that fuses Sherlock Holmes and the Cthulhu Mythos.
  • The Story Girl
    Recently while listening to a podcast, I discovered that Neil Gaiman had written a re-telling, or pastiche, of one of the Sherlock Holmes’ stories, “A Study in Scarlet.” It can be found online for free here, and this version is actually printed like an actual newspaper with ads and all. However, there are other versions as well: a graphic novel, an audiobook, the version found in Shadows Over Baker Street where it was first found, and Amazo...
  • Jamie Connolly
    Really good. But wait..is this the only volume or is there going to be more stories set in this world. The whole thing was really good but I wish it had gone on longer. 5 stars.
  • The Enchanted Library
    Such a wonderful ideaLove this kind of crossover!
  • Rod Brown
    I was about to give up on these Dark Horse adaptations of Neil Gaiman short stories, but the pretty good mash-up of Sherlock Holmes and H.P. Lovecraft in this volume means I'll have to keep checking them out. The little twist at the end actually caught me off guard and elevated the story considerably.
  • Ellen
    I think I missed something. I enjoyed reading it but then felt confused at the end. I don't really know my Lovecraft, so I think that could have been my downfall.
  • Christoph
    Puh, eine schwere Entscheidung, konkret: 4,5 SterneKann sehr leicht sein, dass ein nochmaliges Lesen das Ergebnis eines Tages nach oben korrigiert. Also ...... die Welten von Doyle & Lovecraft wurden in der Vergangenheit des Öfteren miteinander vermischt. Dies bietet sich nicht nur alleine wegen der damaligen zeitlichen Überschneidung an, sondern weil auch beide in diesem teils fantastisch-spannenden Milieu unterwegs waren. Geheimnisvoll und bl...
  • Craig
    This is a very good adaptation of Gaiman's Doyle/Lovecraft crossover story. It does a very good job of presenting a complex plot in a short graphic format, and presenting an alternate world without too much explanation. I didn't love the art, but it presented the story serviceably. It's well worth seeking out, especially for those who've not read the prose version. Surprises abound, because things aren't what they seem.
  • Lorena
    Nicely illustrated version of the Neil Gaiman story.
  • Kristin
    Issuing a pricy hardcover for what amounts to a 64 page special after you remove the sketches, faux Victorian ads, and multiple blank pages used as chapter breaks is a blatant cash-in on Gaiman's name, and a shoddy one at that. Many panels uses watercolor washes in place of background art, so characters appear to be floating in space. Worst of all, the twist from the original story is handled so poorly only part of it lands. (view spoiler)[We dis...
  • Deborah
    I want to live in Neil Gaiman's head for a day. He has such an incredible imagination! I loved this story and enjoyed the art as well.
  • Eℓℓis ♥
    Letto nella versione non illustrata uscita nel 2007.
  • Frances
    Let’s just all agree that it’s silly to give a five star book 4 stars just because you are bitter that it’s not longer.BUT I WANTED TO KEEP READING.
  • Dan
    Another Lovecraftian type story....was okay.
  • Anthony
    The art is a perfect match to the prose. One of my favorite Gaiman short stories.
  • Giselle Bradley
    I haven't read any Lovecraft yet but I really enjoyed this retelling of A Study in Scarlet. The world that Gaiman and the illustrators manged to build in this short graphic novel was so interesting. The wasn't insanely text heavy which I really appreciated. (Nothing drags more than a graphic novel that is just as wordy as a book.) But even though there wasn't a ton of text the story and world building was so gripping. Such a fascinating alt-histo...
  • Ines
    A wonderful delight for Gaiman and Conan Doyle fansI enjoyed the drawings a lot and the little publicity notes at the beginning of each chapter. As the name foreshadows, a "study in Emerald" follows a "study in scarlet" with a detective and his ex-military friend investigating a revenge kill. Fortunately there is no lengthy weird throwback, just the case being solved. I liked the twist at the end as well!
  • Bayneeta
    Conan Doyle meets Lovecraft. Story by Neil Gaiman; art by Rafael Albuquerque. A winning combination.
  • Neko Neha (BiblioNyan)
    A Study in Emerald by Neil Gaiman & Rafael Albuquerque (artist) is a Sherlockian, Victorian fantasy graphic novel that I picked up because of the author and artists entirely. I had no idea what it was about initially, and quite frankly, I didn’t care. With this combination of talented creators, I knew that even if it was about a cat’s daily life, it would be extraordinary. You know what? It exceeded even those expectations superbly.A Study in...
  • Mark
    A Study in EmeraldAuthor: Neil Gaiman, Rafael Albuquerque, Rafael Scavone, Dave StewartPublisher: Dark Horse BooksDate: 2018Pgs: 88Dewey: 741.5942 GAIDisposition: Irving Public Library - South Campus - Irving, TX___________________________________REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERSSummary:An expected, unexpected visitor for breakfast brings a case to the Detective’s table. A tale that will take he and the Major down a path through the seedier parts of ...
  • Michael
    A twisted and dark tale of role reversal, mystery, alien overlords with twisted sexual appetites, horse and buggy adventures, and a spot of good old deductions, my dear Watson! This is well drawn, atmospheric fun. It also has some strange stuff of which Gaiman would hear no less on. It is a tad confused in parts, but I enjoyed the twist, as far as I could understand it. (view spoiler)[ It seems that Moriarty and a Dr Watson type are the heroes in...
  • Margaret
    I wasn't aware that my favourite Neil Gaiman story had been made into a graphic novel until Sean Gibson brought it to my attention last week. Luckily, my library had it.I loved it. A perfect adaptation of Neil's Holmesian/Lovecraftian crossover story.I am now seeking a copy of my own as I will want to read this again and again.I particularly loved the adaptations of the advertisements that littered the original story. Highly recommended.
  • Quentin Wallace
    This wasn't quite up to the level I was expecting, but the big twist at the end made it worthwhile. This is a Sherlock Holmes tale based in an alternate universe where Cthulhu and the Old Ones exist. It really seemed a little subpar for Gaiman, but considering how well received it was maybe some of it was just over my head. The art was good, and the ending was excellent and made me want a sequel. Worth a read for Lovecraft, Sherlock Holmes and/or...
  • Beckiezra
    Wonderful, I love an alternative universe story and this is a double whammy of alternative history and alternative Sherlock Holmes. I loved how I was deceived by my own assumptions about what I was reading. I’m not really familiar with Lovecraft stuff but I am very familiar with Sherlock Holmes and when things didn’t seem quite right I shrugged it off as artistic decisions, creative choices, and a changed world. I was just so delighted when I...
  • Christine
    After reading the cover, I realized I listened to this story as part of one of Gaiman's short story collections. I found it interesting, but I definitely wanted more... like another graphic novel's worth.