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, Mystery, Horror, 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Eℓℓis ♥
    Letto nella versione non illustrata uscita nel 2007.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Neko Neha (BiblioNyan)
    Absolutely brilliant and gloriously imaginative!
  • 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.
  • Zain Hashmy
    Wow.I had been eagerly waiting to see what Neil Gaiman would bring to the table when we're dealing with a character that is already so overused in the world of pop culture. Through the early chapters I found myself thinking "Well okay, good artwork, story seems to be consistent to original.. But where's the bang for the buck?"Rest assured, suave artwork aside, this book will delight you, especially if you already love Sherlock and associated stor...
  • Fernando Dávila
  • Jennifer
    *Quietly mumbles: “I haven’t read H.P. Lovecraft … and I’m not familiar with the Cthulhu Mythos.”*Ah yes, nothing screams “new graphic novel reader” like being unfamiliar with one of the mashes in the mashup. My lack of background, though, did not stop me from enjoying the story – and closing the book thinking “Well, I hope this isn’t the only book set in this world!”
  • Andrea
    Really good. Nice world-building without being super obvious about it. I thought The Detective's Assistant looked very much like Sir John Hurt from "Time of the Doctor", so I "heard" his lines in his voice.I'd love to see more works in this universe. It's a really neat twist on the Holmes mythos.
  • Erin Cataldi
    The illustrations were wonderful, but the plot was a little bizarre, even for me. It's a mix of Sherlock Holmes and Cthulhu, complete with a gruesome murder mystery. A detective, too smart for his own good, makes his new roommate tag along to help solve a horrifying murder that has even left the police shaking their heads. Tinged with elements of the supernatural, and smart witticisms; this graphic novel is recommended for die-hard Gaiman fans on...